Trenching and excavation is one of the most dangerous aspects of construction for workers. Cave-ins can be deadly. If an unsupported trench gives way, workers can be buried instantly or suffer fatal crush injuries or suffocation. Effective safety precautions are essential during trenching and excavation work and the following guidelines should be followed:
Whiplash is a common injury when one car rear ends another. The head snaps forward and back, causing injury to the soft connective tissue surrounding the spine. The injury may be mild, causing pain and discomfort for a few weeks, or severe, lasting years. After a car accident, whiplash symptoms may not be immediate. After a rear end collision, it is wise to seek immediate medical attention.