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Mar 20, 2018

Truck Drivers Scamming Hours of Service Safety Rules

By |March 20th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

When truck drivers are exhausted, yet continue to drive an 80,000-lb. machine along highways, everyone is put at risk – even the truckers themselves. The mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to oversee the safety of our highways by governing commercial vehicles like trucks that transport good and busses that transport people. Because fatigued [...]

Mar 8, 2018

Struck-By Injuries in the Construction Industry See a Staggering 35% Increase Since 2010

By |March 8th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Struck-by injuries are one of the most common injuries for construction workers. Throughout the United States at roughly 252,000 constructions sites, nearly 6.5 million people work on an average day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is one of the highest of all industries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. [...]

Mar 2, 2018

Opioid-Related Car Crashes See a Seven-fold Increase

By |March 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

A CBS News story reports that prescriptions for OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicoprofen (hydrocodone) and morphine have quadrupled from 76 million in 1991 to nearly 300 million in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that opioids killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, which is more than any year on record. One of the side-effects of [...]

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