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June 2014 Archives

After New Jersey worker's injury OSHA cites 2 companies

In December 2013, a temporary worker at a New Jersey bottling plant was injured after falling from a ladder. The incident resulted in a number of fines levied against the bottling company and a temporary worker agency by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

3-car accident kills 1, injures 4

A three-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike resulted in the death of one man on June 13. The deceased car accident victim, a 45-year-old man, was a passenger in a car that was rear-ended at a tollbooth by another car. Police closed three toll lanes on the Turnpike for several hours after the accident in order to conduct their investigation.

Cutting down on forklift accidents not as hard as it might seem

New Jersey residents are employed in many different kinds of dangerous jobs. Working in a warehouse, though, is definitely one of the more hazardous types of employment. The constant use of heavy machinery, including forklifts, makes workplace injuries relatively common. And because accidents, when they do occur, often involve heavy equipment, the injuries can be relatively severe.

Accident similar to Morgan's happens again in New Jersey

Last week, we wrote about the accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and critically injured several others, including comedian Tracy Morgan. The accident came about when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a luxury bus that was transporting the group from a performance in Delaware. While the accident received attention because of the celebrity of its victims, it was hardly a unique event on the Turnpike.

Make sure your child isn't the victim of a dog bite injury

One of the most traumatic things that can happen to a child is to be the victim of an animal attack. While most domestic animals are friendly and relatively harmless, there are always unknowns when it comes to animals, particularly unfamiliar ones. A seemingly docile or playful dog actually could be a dangerous dog, and things can turn tragic in the blink of an eye. Estimates are that about 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bite injuries every year, and many of those victims are children.

Accident serves as reminder: driving on no sleep criminal in NJ

It's no secret that driving while drowsy is extremely dangerous behavior. This is perhaps especially true for truck drivers, who may feel pressured to stay awake for long hours, even beyond what they are legally permitted to do under federal regulations. According to court papers, the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in the accident that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan had been up for at least a day prior to the fatal 18-wheeler accident.

Masonry collapse kills one construction worker, injures another

When construction workers are injured on the job, their injuries are frequently serious ones because of the conditions they work in -- often at precarious heights, using heavy or sharp machinery or tools, and sometimes all of the above. And when a section of an existing building or a building under construction, the rubble can be deadly to those unlucky enough to be nearby at the time.

Amusement park car accident leads to 3 injuries over the weekend

When people go to an amusement park, it's so that they can get away from their real-world problems for a little while and experience some excitement. Roller coasters might seem like they are dangerous, but it's a controlled danger. Riders shouldn't have to worry that they are actually going to be injured as a result of being on a roller coaster.

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