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NJ Transit Unsafe

Inspectors from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently reported over 800 safety hazards and violations on New Jersey Transit commuter trains. The inspections follow an in-depth audit in 2016 that was prompted by years of unsatisfactory inspections. The recent assessment found multiple instances of defective brake parts, fire hazards, missing or broken black box event recorders, electrical violations, and suspension problems. Federal inspectors also found numerous locomotives and train cars in operation despite overdue inspections. That’s bad news for the more than 300,000 commuters that depend on these trains to get them to and from work each day. Regular inspections are required by the FRA, but the railway is responsible for its own routine inspections and » Read More

Robotic Surgery

There is a new and exciting development on the horizon of medical care. Although robots have been assisting surgeons for years in smaller capacities, they may soon perform complete surgeries. At this time, robot-assisted surgery is used for minimally invasive procedures, such as those performed through tiny incisions, although it is also sometimes used in traditional surgeries. In the near future, complete surgeries will be performed through autonomous robotic surgery (ARS). This advancement will provide many benefits to patients, such as superior accuracy, shorter hospital stays, and a faster recovery. Today, when a surgeon uses a medical device in surgery, he or she is the one who advises patients of the risks of a procedure based on individual medical history » Read More

Black Box Provides Answers

The massive size and weight of the average commercial truck is enormous, as is the amount of damage it can do to other vehicles and their occupants when they are involved in a serious truck accident. If they were lucky enough to survive the crash, it is likely that the occupants of the passenger vehicle suffered severe injuries. To ensure that the injured victim is compensated for their injuries, and any property damage to their vehicles, an experienced truck accident lawyer must prove that either the truck driver, the trucking company, or the truck manufacturer was negligent. In most cases, they often obtain the information they need from the truck’s black box, also known as an Electric Control Module (ECM). » Read More

Rise in Construction Accidents  

Anyone working in the construction industry needs to be aware of shocking news that was recently revealed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau’s 2016 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that there was a six percent increase in construction fatalities between 2015 and 2016. In an industry that is already known for its dangers, this is sobering news. In fact, during that time, the construction industry counted 991 deaths – the highest of any industry. That number is equal to almost 20 percent of all work-related fatalities for 2016. A large number of construction-industry deaths – almost 64 percent – fall into four categories. Those categories, known as the “Fatal Four” by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration » Read More

College Students See Drowsy Driving as Legally Safe

While most college students recognize the dangers of driving drunk and texting while driving, they still see drowsy driving as relatively safe.  A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland found that the majority of college students surveyed realized the risks involved with drowsy driving, but believed them to be less dangerous than drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs or prescription medications. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety states that there are approximately 300,000 car accidents reported each year that involve drowsy drivers.  Over 6,000 of these accidents resulted in fatalities.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults between the ages of 18-29 are more likely to drive drowsy compared to older drivers.  Statistics show that » Read More

Pedestrian Accidents Deadly at Any Speed

It is not uncommon to see pedestrians crossing the road at busy intersections, sometimes with children in tow. Even when pedestrians follow the rules – crossing in a crosswalk, going with the light, and watching carefully for oncoming traffic – pedestrian accidents can occur. In fact, each year thousands of pedestrians in the United States are killed in traffic accidents, and well over 100,000 are treated in emergency rooms for injuries suffered in non-fatal accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash than the occupants of a passenger vehicle. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle going 30 or more miles per hour, » Read More

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