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Manufacturing and construction workers suffer the most severe injuries in R.I. Can they be prevented?

STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the marine-terminal area where a ship was being loaded with scrap metal. A piece of metal dropped from the grapple, and it struck the worker, breaking five of his ribs and two…

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