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Yankees vs. Snowtastrophe: A Day in the Life

Yankees vs. Snowtastrophe: A Day in the Life


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Yankees vs. Snowtastrophe: A Day in the Life

The Day Begins

I remember Tuesday, January 28, 2014 as being very cold, so I had to dress in my heavy winter coat, which is unusual for a typical Atlanta winter. I took the MARTA from Roswell to my job at Stride Rite for a three hour shift. I came into the mall thinking that it was unusually quiet. There were few shoppers nor the typical activity you would expect. I didn’t even see the “seniors of the round table” sitting in the food court, discussing the events of the day.

It was interesting to see the shoppers out and about not taking the storm warning seriously. I have to admit that being from Connecticut, I didn’t take it seriously myself—it’s just 2 to 3 inches of snow, how bad can that be? Yet for Atlanta, and Georgia in general, snow of any amount is not to be taken lightly.

I came in to work at 10:30 a.m. and the store was actually doing a brisk business. But a couple of hours later, I began to notice that stores were closing. The Disney Store, Starbucks, Bath and Body Works– all of them have decided to close. My manager was trying to reach the district manager (DM) to find out what time we should close, since it was now snowing, but could not. In the end, she made the decision to close early. I clocked out at 1:45 and started my journey home.

#Snowpocalypse Atlanta 2014 - poor porscheThe Slow Go

When I stepped outside, I saw about 1.5 inches of snow and I’m thinking to myself, “OK, this isn’t bad. I’ll be able to make it to Roswell with no problems.” My boyfriend Bruce, who worked at Imerys, had already been let out of work at 12:30 p.m. Prior to my leaving the mall, he called to ask me was I on my way. I said I was, but it would take some time for me to get to you.

So here’s where all the drama begins. I got to the MARTA stop at 1:50, and it took only about 5 minutes for the train to arrive. I’m thinking, “Great! I should get to Roswell pretty quickly.” I arrived at the North Springs stop to find that there are no buses to be found. Now from where I was standing, I could see Route 400 in the distance and it was crawling…very slowly. So now it is 2:45 p.m.  and the bus finally arrives. Luckily it was a bus that could take me to where my guy was, so I hopped on along with the other passengers and we slowly started making our way up 400 North.

When I tell you that the traffic was crawling, it was slower than a babies crawl! I did make it to the Mansell Park and Ride at 4pm, for what typically should have been a 10 minutes highway trip. It wouldn’t do any good for me to complain, I was just glad to get where I was going. Fortunately for me, Bruce was already at the Park and Ride.

Not a Smart Move!

After I got into the car he said, “Perhaps we should wait the traffic out, so why don’t we get something to eat?” I was thinking, “Well, ok.” So he decides to get back on Georgia 400 to travel one exit south.

While we were driving on the shoulder, I smelled a strange odor in the car, so my guy turns off the engine. Oh, no—the car won’t start! Bruce is about to lose his cool and I’m just at my wits end. Call it divine providence, but one minute later a AAA vehicle was right next to us! One 10-second jump later, we were mobile, but the car in front of us was not keeping pace with the traffic. This got my guy really pissed off, so much so that he was actually able to get out of his car, walk over to the other car, tap on the glass and ask him to move. Of course the guy just turn up his car radio–not acknowledging his presence at all. So what did he do? He drove on the grass next to the shoulder, swerved around him and moved past. Thankfully, he didn’t get stuck.

Seeking Safe Havens

The drive to the next exit tSnowpocalypse 2010ook an hour and 20 minutes. At this point, I’m thinking, ”We need to eat but we really need to get ourselves home.” Fortunately for us, we were near a local Waffle House, close to the off ramp; but it would take another half hour to travel that half of a mile. It was filled to capacity and beyond with people wanting to get out of the cold and people wanting to eat. I felt for the staff, as most had been there since 5 a.m. We were able to be served an hour later and we were grateful. We ate our All-Star Specials and reluctantly made our way outside.

The sun has already set and the three inches of slush had frozen, making streets skating rinks. I see cars on both sides of the road and parents anxiously waiting to pick up their children from school buses that are hours late.

“Maybe we can take some secondary roads to get home,” I thought. So I plot a route up Holcomb Bridge Road to Woodstock Road, cross over Route 92 and then take Mountain Park Road to home. I give my guy a bunch of credit, as he is a Connecticut native who is used to driving on snow and ice. He’s driving that V6 Mustang with rear wheel drive like a champ, which would throw most drivers into a spin (pardon the pun). But there was just one road that he could not cross and by this time it is about 11:30 p.m. We are four miles away from home, but there is just no way to cross over this 35 degree incline. Gas is low and I’m beginning to worry. Where can we go?

Thankfully we were only a few miles away from a firehouse!  A gentleman, whose name I don’t even know was checking on lost and stranded motorists. He advised us to go to the Mountain Park Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MPVFR) station. He even showed us the way, jogging just ahead of us. And luckily, we made it.

Thirty hours later, we we’re home in our own bed. Thanks to my boyfriend and the MPVFR , a day in the life of the snowtastrophe was behind us!

Connecticut native Regi Waters is no stranger to snowstorms, but as a transplant to Atlanta, the “Snowtastophe” was a risky situation to be in. Thankfully, she wasn’t involved in an accident. Although if an accident had occurred, she could’ve relied on for legal assistance.

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How to Recover From Injuries in a Scaffolding Collapse

How to Recover From Injuries in a Scaffolding Collapse


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How to Recover From Injuries in a Scaffolding Collapse

Scaffolding accidents are one of the top five reasons for accidents on a construction site. Working at various heights on what is basically a skeleton structure is risky at best. Construction workers understand the risks they take each day and use the proper safety equipment, but accidents still happen.

The most common injuries that occur in these accidents are:

• Head trauma
• Neck and back injuries
• Broken bones
• Sprains
• Lacerations

Of these injuries, head and neck injuries are the most common.

Recovering from A Scaffolding Accident

The recovery period after a scaffolding accident can be quite extensive. Head, neck, and back injuries generally require long periods of physical therapy so that the injured party can regain use of all parts of their body. It is not uncommon for many head injuries to also require other forms of therapy for speech and cognitive skills.

The best thing that any injured construction worker can do is follow all the advice and treatment plans of their doctor and dedicate themselves to making a full recovery. Adding certain activities to your daily routine may also help with the recovery process such as:

• Meditation – Learning how to meditate can be a very effective way to manage pain and help boost concentration levels. Mediation can be performed at any time with little effort. Meditation has also been shown to reduce stress levels which improve overall heath.

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• Yoga – With the approval of your doctor, you may want to incorporate yoga into your routine. The stretching will help loosen your muscles and make you more flexible, allowing you to perform your physical therapy with more ease. Yoga also improves muscle strength which can be very beneficial to someone with a back injury.

• Hobby – Take up a hobby that is relaxing to you. While this may seem like a very different type of therapy, it is very conducive to healing. Being able to absorb yourself into something other than the physical pain and discomfort of your injury or worrying about financial issues will be very beneficial to the healing process.

What to Do If You Have Been Injured In A Scaffolding Accident

If you have been injured at work while using company scaffolding, it is very important that you complete the following steps:

• Seek Immediate Medical Care

It is easy to assume that the accident has already been reported to the supervisor and a report has been made. If your injuries seem minor, request medical care anyways. Head, neck, and back injuries can escalate quickly from a “headache” to a serious condition if not treated.

Braddell Road• Contact An Attorney

You will want to contact a scaffolding accident attorney at your earliest convenience. A lawyer can make sure that you receive complete and fair compensation for your injuries. By obtaining an attorney at the onset, you are ensuring that your rights are protected. As well, good legal counsel is helpful, in the event the insurance company tries to deny any medical treatment or financial payments you are entitled to.

Construction work comes with risks, everyone in the business understands this well. Those employed in this industry should always place their safety first and utilize all equipment that can protect them from harm. If injured, they should seek immediate care and contact an attorney to make sure that their rights are protected.

LaGeris Underwood Bell is a freelance writer who is very concerned with on-the-job safety issues. When a construction worker has suffered injury while on an exterior building structure, they should seek the advice of a scaffolding accident attorney. This type of legal support will provide the individual with the help they need to recover.

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When Is My Employer Responsible For My Injury On The Job?

When Is My Employer Responsible For My Injury On The Job?


If you work anywhere with forklift, factory machinery, or on a construction site with dangerous and large equipment, you understand the hazards involved in doing your job.  If there is an accident or incident you could be at risk of a serious injury.  Machines malfunctioning, equipment falling apart, or just reckless endangerment on the site, can all lead to extensive issues surrounding an injury.  When accidents on the job site happen they are not always your fault.  It is important to know when your employer should be held accountable for their liability regarding you in their work space.

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Abiding by OSHA

In every workplace there is a notification of rules provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Association that, by law, must be clearly displayed somewhere for all employees to read and acknowledge.  This outline and regulations makes things known such as:

  • Minimum Wage
  • Hours Allowed On-Clock
  • Standard Safety Procedures (varied by industry)
  • Instructions On Filing A Claim

It is important as an employee to be aware of OSHA compliances based on the industry you work in.  There are difference codes and regulations that your employer must comply with, whether you’re in the construction field, maritime, or even agriculture.  These are in place for your safety and outline the liability that your employer takes should an accident occur at work.

Safety Assured By Employer

If you work with heavy machinery or dangerous equipment then it is pertinent that your employer take the steps to assure your safety as well as the safety of their business.  If equipment that requires maintenance and upkeep isn’t regularly inspected it will fall under the liability of the employer should something happen.  If hydraulic lifts or fork lifts or scaffolding is in anyway faulty then your safety on the clock is jeopardized.  Employers are also responsible for assuring that all employees are properly trained and informed of how to do their job and use the equipment involved.  Training courses and certifications are usually required by law to operate larger machinery in a workplace, and failure to have all employers involved to be properly prepared to use them can result in a serious accident that lands blame on the employer.  On the job accidents can put employees in the hospital with piling medical bills and loss of work time due to their injuries.  Your employer is responsible to compensate for your loss in the event of their negligence resulting in an injury.

Off-Site Liability

Employers can also be responsible for accidents that occur off the site of the company or job.  For example, if a repairman heads out on a call in a company car and is involved in an accident, the employer is responsible because they own the vehicle involved and oversee the actions of the employee.  Whenever an employee is on the clock and performing duties assigned by their superior, the liability falls on the one in charge.  Any injuries resulting from an incident should be dealt with and compensated by the employer for putting an employee in said situation.  No matter where the work is being done, your right as an employee is to feel safe and protected from harm while under the watch of your employer.

If you are hurt or injured on the job, the accident could result in serious misfortune and hardship for you and your family.  Costly medical and prescription expenses, time spent off work for recovery, and even permanent damage done that restricts future job abilities, are just some of the effects an accident can have when an employer is negligent towards the safety of their employees.  Liability almost always fall on that of the company that employs their workers to do the jobs and tasks they ask, regardless of the risk it takes or hazards occurring when working.

With over 30+ years of experience in personal injury law, Colley & Colley L.L.P. are central Texas’ experts at dealing with injuries sustatined on the job.

An aspiring law blogger, Zach Chodaniecky is well aware of the benefits of employers knowing where their liability is.

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How Physiotherapy Works To Help People With Sports Injury?

How Physiotherapy Works To Help People With Sports Injury?


Module 1: The aim of Physiotherapy

The main goal of physiotherapy in general and especially sports injury physio is to restore normal movement and body function in cases of disability, injury and illness. In addition to treating specific issues a sports injury physio may also suggest numerous ways in which you can improve your overall wellbeing. For instance some specialists may recommend that you exercise regularly.

physiotherapy sports injury How Physiotherapy Works To Help People With Sports Injury?

Most physiotherapists like to take a more holistic approach by considering the body as a whole rather than focusing on just one illness or injury. For instance back pain can stem from a number of issues which include:

  • Bad posture
  • Bending or awkwardly twisting
  • Standing in one place for an extended period of time
  • An inherited spinal deformity
  • Overstretching
  • Lifting heavy stuff incorrectly

Many physiotherapists in Sydney may recommend that you maintain good posture and perform core stability exercises to cure back pain.

Module 2: Physiotherapy Approaches

Physiotherapists in Sydney often use an array of treatment techniques. We will look at a few conventional ones below:

Exercise and Movement

Physiotherapists often use a combination of therapeutic exercises and movement which is designed to strengthen the area. These exercises need to be performed usually daily for a given number of weeks. For someone who is recovering from a mobility issue like a stroke a physiotherapist may suggest a few exercises that target the affected body part or region. For instance a recent study showed that circuit class therapy is very effective in post stroke rehabilitation. It can improve a person’s ability to walk faster and longer.

Manual Therapy

This type of therapy often requires using the hands in order to mobilize the soft tissues and joints. This technique is most efficient when it comes to:

  • Relieve pain and improve relaxation
  • Improve the movement of various body parts
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Helps to improve the fluid to drain from different parts of the body efficiently

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 Module 3: Effects of Massage Therapy

There is a lot of evidence showing that manual therapy is very beneficial in treating a number of musculoskeletal conditions like chronic back ache. There are cases in which massage is also used as part of the treatment program. There is evidence to suggest that massage is useful for a range of conditions like that of the side effects of cancer treatment.

Module 4: Other Physiotherapy Techniques

There are some other physiotherapy techniques which can be regarded as unconventional but are effective to some degree.

  • The ancient art of acupuncture is said to reduce pain. Fine needles are strategically inserted into various points of the body. This may be used along with physiotherapy to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a machine which delivers a small electric shock to the affected area via two small electrodes. The sensation produced by this shock can suppress and block pain signals from reaching the brain.
  • Ultrasound is high frequency sound waves which penetrate deep within the tissue to stimulate cell activity and improve blood circulation. It is also shown to reduce muscle spasms and improve healing.

There is not enough scientific evidence to show that the above treatments are effective. For instance, there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that TENS is a reliable form of pain relief treatment.

Module 5: Aquatic Therapy

Most physiotherapists in Sydney will not prescribe or use aquatic therapy. However, the few that do often do so based on their own personal research and experience. This type of physiotherapy is carried on in warm and shallow swimming pools or a special hydrotherapy pool. This therapy is often effective at improving blood circulation, relaxing muscles and relieving pain


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