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The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is running a month-long promotion called April Falls 2013 to highlight falls prevention. The aim is to educate people on the steps that can be taken to minimise the harm from falls and to help prevent them
The most common cause of injury was slipping, tripping or stumbling on level ground, rather than down steps or off furniture, the report released on Thursday said. About 70 per cent of falls occurred in a home or aged care facility, with a third of
The New York Times My 84-year-old father-in-law is a flogger. That's the moniker his son gave him because Dad keeps a written record of every fall my 83-year-old mother-in-law takes. She has Parkinson's disease, and the flog (fall log) of her spills
In January last year the worker was installing plant and equipment at Silver Fern Farms' Te Aroha freezing works following significant earlier fire damage. The man fell through a void on the first floor in which a service lift was to be installed...
53 PM Text Size: tool goes here California hospital emergency rooms have been flooded in recent years with older adults injured after falling, and deaths related to falls among seniors are rising, too. From 2000 to 2010, the number of Californians
Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment assessed more than 1,600 construction sites in 2012 as part of the Preventing Falls from Height project, which aims to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by falls in the
Every year, one in three adults 65 or older falls at least once...Falls also often lead to fractures of the spine, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm and hand...Hip fractures, in particular, also can increase the risk for early death.
The Christchurch District Court heard today that The Fletcher Construction Company Limited employee was working to remove beams that were being cut away and then lifted out by a crane. He fell nearly three metres from a ladder resting against a beam.
Nelson sawmiller fined after worker injury Lesley Deverall, Newstalk ZB December 5, 2012, 3:53 pm A Nelson-based sawmilling company has been fined $52,500 and ordered to pay reparations to a worker seriously injured when he fell four metres onto a
December 3, 2012 The Hindu Walking daily and housework can help keep illnesses at bay Photo: N. Sridharan When an elderly person has a fall, it could possibly spell the beginning of the end. But if the person picks up where she left off before the