As you spent months picking out the perfect name and getting the nursery just right, you could not have known that you were also preparing for one of the worst experiences of your life. Like most people in New Jersey, you understood that pregnancy and childbirth are complicated, but you probably trusted the medical community to meet any problems head-on. Unfortunately, a shockingly high number of women are dying from pregnancy-related complications every year.
A worrying number of drivers in New Jersey and around the country admit to regularly getting behind the wheel despite being dangerously fatigued even though they know that behaving in this way can be extremely dangerous. After analyzing video footage of drivers filmed just before they were involved in serious accidents, the American Automobile Association determined that almost 10% of them crashed because they were drowsy. Another study from the National Sleep Foundation concluded that 24 hours without sleep impairs motorists as much as having a blood alcohol concentration of .10%. That would be enough to result in a drunk driving charge in every state.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has discovered something that should alarm construction workers in New Jersey, which is the fact that falls are the main cause of death in their industry. On average, 310 construction workers die every year in falls, and 10,350 are seriously injured. The majority of falls from scaffolds (86%), roofs (81%) and ladders (57%) are in construction.