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Just after 4:00 pm, a chemical plant West Point Avenue in Atlanta caught fire. By 5:00 pm the plant was engulfed in flames, send clouds of smoke into the air, and leading the brush nearby to catch fire as well. The plant, which is owner by Alchemix, manufactures a highly flammable material called nitrocellulose. Brad…

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Maintaining your home takes a lot of effort. An entire aisle at the grocery store is dedicated to cleaning supplies for virtually every possible household situation. While these products are loaded with germ-killing, grease-fighting capabilities, they may be more harmful than helpful. Many every day products you find in your home have the ability to…

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Some of the most painful injuries a person can suffer are burn injuries. Unfortunately, burns are also difficult to treat, with serious burns leading to a long, tough road to recovery. In 2016, the most current data available, nearly half a million people sought medical attention for burns. Burn injuries can range from minor, like…

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A 37-year-old man, Son Nguyen, is suffering from the results of a Tesla car factory electrical explosion that left him with severe burns over large portions of his body. He has sued the automaker, alleging the company disregarded his safety by placing him directly in path of danger for the express purpose of increasing productivity…

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Severe burn injuries can produce not only excruciating pain, but also long-term disfigurement and disability. Burn injuries often require long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sometimes several surgeries. Many types of accidents can precipitate serious burn injuries. The According to the American Burn Association, in 2016 more than 486,000 people suffered burn injuries severe enough to…

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Construction sites can be dangerous places, which is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain precautions to keep people safe. These rules apply to employees, but they also apply to site visitors, contractors, and the people who pass by construction sites. One of the most common risks involve burn injuries. Aside from…

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Burns are one of the leading causes of injury and death for children in the home. Many burns are minor and treatable with cold water and antiseptic. More serious injuries require professional care—and may even lead to permanent disfigurement or scarring. Burn injuries are more common in children because kids may not know the risks…

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