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May 2013 Archives

Truck accident kills seven after trailer detaches from rig

Seven people, including three young children, were killed in a horrific semi-truck accident in New York. The accident, which happened when the trailer somehow disconnected from the truck while the vehicle was moving down the road, may raise questions about the safety of the truck.

Bill would add new criminal penalties for staged car accidents

Should it be a crime to stage a car accident for the insurance money? A New York assemblyman thinks so. He and others are working on legislation that could create more penalties for staging accidents in order to defraud insurance firms. The story of a fatal accident in Queens is spurring the legislation.

Two workers are recovering after New York cherry picker accident

Construction work is dangerous, but proper safety measures can help prevent deaths and lessen injuries during a workplace accident. In one recent New York construction accident, safety harnesses may have saved the lives or reduced the injuries of two construction workers

Distracted driving crashes may be higher than federal data show

Distracted driving may be a more serious problem than the statistics suggest. A safety group recently analyzed state and federal fatal car accident data, and found that fatal accidents in which drivers were on the phone have been seriously underreported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) says that it's working with states to get better data, but that accurate information about distracted driver accidents is difficult to obtain.

Company fined for failing to protect workers from falls

A construction company faces $121,000 in federal fines for failing to protect workers from falls on the roof of a shopping center. The company's troubles began when an inspector from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) saw roofers working on a pitched roof without protective systems, even though they were more than 14 feet in the air. Other workers had harnesses that were not properly attached.

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