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April 2018 Archives

Staged car accidents: How not to become a victim

Imagine if you could go for a leisurely drive and do one small thing to have an extra $10,000 or $20,000 in your pocket. Some unscrupulous individuals do this by "staging" car accidents. Unfortunately, the victims of staged car accidents can sometimes get hurt and even face inappropriate blame for collisions.

Daydreaming while driving can lead to crashes

When people get behind the wheel in Burlington County, they can encounter an array of dangers and distracted, negligent or dangerous drivers. All too frequently, these hazards can lead to damaging car accidents and long-term injuries. While a good deal of attention has been paid to the problem of phone use and texting while driving, non-technological distracted driving can also pose a threat to drivers and passengers on the roadways.

OSHA and grain industry sponsor engulfment prevention week

New Jersey workers who work around grain storage facilities are at risk for grain engulfment, or being buried in grain. While commercial grain operations must comply with federal safety rules, private farms are not required to obey rules set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Experts say that awareness and training are the keys to safety for workers, which is why the week of April 9 to 13 was designated Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Awareness Week 2018.

OSHA says construction company responsible for boxer's death

On March 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that the death of an ex-boxer that occurred on a New Jersey construction site could have been prevented. The 60-year-old man died after he was struck by a piece of metal at AP Construction Inc.'s Camden Tower project site in 2017.

Human influence could be making self-driving cars less safe

The manner in which self-driving vehicles are programmed to drive may be unsafe, according to one prominent computer science professor. This is due to the driving software mimicking poor human driver traits. This is of obvious concern given the possibility of driverless cars eventually coming to New Jersey.

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