Bob Cox shares with us a Story Out Of California on The growing problem of library-worker injuries is a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes. And an expensive one, having cost taxpayers $360,000 in medical settlements.
Last year, a record 17 employees at the 10-branch city-county system reported on-the-job injuries such as arm pain and loss of feeling in their hands.
Though the repetitive nature of various aspects of the work is believed to be a primary cause of the injuries, library officials canâ€™t explain the recent increase.
"Itâ€™s really complex," said Richard Eberley, who is in charge of circulation. "Itâ€™s not one thing."