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Construction worker falls to death; family cites negligence

Anybody in Kansas City, even those whose loved ones are all still with them, can at least begin to imagine the pain and horror of spending the holidays without a parent, spouse or child for the first time. It can feel even worse when the loved one did not die because of an illness or unavoidable accident, but because an employer was negligent. Such deaths could have been prevented if everyone had acted with the proper amount of care at the worksite.

Former Kansas City Chiefs suing team over brain trauma

Five former Kansas City Chiefs have banded together to sue the NFL for brain injuries they say they suffered during their playing careers. Similarly to prior lawsuits filed by retired football players, the five men say that the Chiefs failed to warn them of the long-term effects of concussions and blows to the head.

OSHA: rail car refurbishment co. violated work safety rules again

A Kansas City, Kansas, business previously cited by federal workplace safety inspectors is apparently at it again. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that Rail Car Services LLC has committed 11 safety violations, including eight repeat breaches of the rules.

New carpal tunnel surgery takes just 15 minutes

People who have never had carpal tunnel syndrome may be curious about the condition, while those who are experiencing it or have in the past know how painful and debilitating it can be. Carpal tunnel is an example of a repetitive stress work injury that can be caused by performing certain tasks, such as typing or lifting, over and over for a long time.

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