If you were recently injured in a car accident or workplace accident, you may be grateful that the only injury you sustained was a broken bone. For many people, a broken bone can be set and allowed to heal, resulting in a full or nearly full recovery of function. In some cases, however, broken bones can cause secondary issues, such as nerve damage and chronic, long-term pain. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which can have lifelong impacts on a person, can develop after a broken bone due to trauma. Just when you think you're done healing, you start experiencing even worse pain.
A worker injured Oct. 16 in a tanker truck explosion at a Glenville asphalt plant died two days later at Westchester Medical Center. Joe Nichols, 56, who lived in Amsterdam, had worked at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions for 24 years. According to initial reports, a valve on a tanker truck heated up while the truck was being loaded with a commonly used mix of kerosene and asphalt. The heat ignited vapors and caused the blast. Three workers in all were initially taken to the hospital after the explosion - along with Nichols, there was another worker who was in critical but stable condition and a third who is expected to quickly make a full recovery.
Dogs will forever be known as "man's best friend," but the truth of the matter is that some dogs are friendlier than others. While the canine friend may be affectionate and patient with its owners and even the kids in its family, it may not be that way around other adults and kids.
The Times Union, March 9, 1997
Copyright 1997 The Hearst Corporation
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Whether your child was involved in a playground accident, a car crash or another traumatic incident, it's critical to ensure that his or her "minor injuries" really are minor.