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Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health consequences, such as an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, a severe progressive lung disease. Exposure often occurs when a worker or homeowner inhales asbestos fibers, which then attach themselves to the lungs. In Nebraska, we often attribute the risk of exposure to working in older factories, demolition projects, or antique products, but there is another major risk few now about: natural disasters. Flooding and other natural disasters can damage homes that were built with material containing asbestos and lead to exposure among neighbors, cleanup crews, and first responders.
Farmers are the backbone of America. Without the millions of farmers working grueling hours at challenging tasks, we wouldn’t have food on our tables, or much of a national economy. Unfortunately, working on a farm comes with a host of risks and is rated as the most dangerous job in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As part of its $13 billion national expansion for 2019, Google has announced plans to build a data center in Nebraska. Based on certain indications, it is possible that the center may be located in the Omaha area. Google’s investment in data centers and offices across the country will create a need for thousands of new employees, along with thousands of construction jobs in Nebraska.
This year, the Midwest has been experiencing what some people are calling a “polar vortex”—a cold snap that has taken at least 21 lives across the United States. This past weekend in Nebraska, we had a blizzard that kicked up heavy snow and reduced visibility to near-zero. These whiteout conditions closed Interstate 80 and caused numerous vehicle crashes.
Looking on as your child flies from a swing and hits his head, or falls from monkey bars and breaks her arm, is a frightening moment no parent will ever forget. There is nothing worse for parents than witnessing their children get hurt when they are supposed to be playing around and having fun.
It is no secret that we love sports here in America. We can remember playing them as children, perhaps joining a team in high school or college, and we now attend games or watch them on TV as adults. So it is only natural that we let our children experience that same joy. Not only do children enjoy playing sports, but it provides great exercise and keeps them out of trouble! Sports are not without risks, though, and so it’s important to know what to do if an injury occurs.
Families usually go to amusement parks to have fun. Good food, rides, and fun in the sun—what’s not to love? Amusement parks can transport us to different worlds, at least for a small period of time. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely safe.
Ohio State Fair visitors learned this firsthand in July. Riders on Fire Ball were sent into a freefall when the attraction malfunctioned. The pendulum ride usually swings riders in a circle on a gondola, but one of the rows fell completely out. Two seat beats also malfunctioned.
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