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Caught-Between Accidents on the Rise

Between 2011 and 2015, 275 construction workers lost their lives in caught-in and caught-between accidents. These types of construction accidents, which are part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Focus Four Initiative, occur when a worker is caught or crushed in or between equipment, objects, or a collapse of materials. That is a 33 percent increase in fatalities, which tops the overall 26 percent increase in construction fatalities during that same period. Employees in the iron working industry experienced the highest rate of fatalities during the above period. Older workers were at the highest risk of fatal injuries in caught-in/caught-between accidents, while workers under age 20 were at a high risk for both fatal and non-fatal accidents. Caught-in and » Read More

Man Fatally Struck in Brick Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian accident in Brick, New Jersey led to a fatality on Monday evening. Around 8:14 pm, the 52-year-old victim was attempting to cross Lanes Mill Road when a car struck him. He succumbed to his fatal injuries at the scene of the Brick pedestrian accident. Ocean County, New Jersey has seen a disturbing amount of serious pedestrian accidents that cause personal injuries and fatalities for victims. In 2017, ten pedestrian fatalities occurred in the county, which is a 20 percent increase from the year before. Despite creating safety programs to decrease the number of accidents of this nature, the Brick pedestrian accident is yet another example of a scary epidemic. If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries » Read More

Tractor-Trailer Collision in Mahwah Leaves Fatality

A tractor-trailer collision led to a fatality in Mahwah, New Jersey on Sunday morning. Around 2:26 am, the fatal accident occurred when an SUV slammed into the rear of a truck, and then ignited. The driver of the SUV became trapped in his vehicle and succumbed to his fatal injuries at the scene of the tractor-trailer collision while the truck driver did not incur any personal injuries in the accident. When drivers engage in accidents with tractor-trailers, the results could be catastrophic. Due to the size and girth of a large vehicle like a tractor-trailer, drivers may sustain a spate of injuries and even fatalities during a collision with one. Common injuries associated with truck accidents include sprains and muscle tears, » Read More

Three-Vehicle Accident on Route 206 Seriously Injures Two

On Route 206, a three-vehicle accident caused serious injuries for two victims. In Sandyston, New Jersey, the chain reaction crash occurred around 6:14 am on Thursday morning. A van driven by a 27-year-old man from West New York, New Jersey slammed into two other vehicles near the intersection of Layton Hainesville Road. A 42-year-old man who was driving an SUV that was struck by the van sustained critical injuries and was flown to the Morristown Medical Center while the van driver required hospitalization for his serious injuries, too. The other driver of a sedan that was struck escaped the three-vehicle accident without personal injuries. Multi-vehicle accidents oftentimes bring about catastrophic injuries or even fatalities for any parties involved. These types » Read More

Hamilton Motorcycle Crash with Truck Fatally Injures Rider

A rider sustained fatal injuries after a motorcycle crash occurred in Hamilton, New Jersey. Around 8:42 pm, on Wednesday night, the fatal crash took place at the intersection of Arena Drive and Toronita Avenue when the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck that was driven by a 67-year-old man from Burlington, New Jersey. The 38-year-old motorcyclist succumbed to his fatal injuries after being transported to a local hospital while the truck driver incurred no personal injuries in the motorcycle crash. Since motorcycles do not contain the same amount of safety features that other vehicles do, motorcycle riders are vulnerable when an accident transpires. The open nature of motorcycles also increases the chances of a rider incurring numerous injuries and even » Read More

Truck Accidents in High Winds

Tractor trailers and other large commercial trucks can become very unstable in high winds, increasing the potential for serious and possibly fatal truck accidents.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets regulations for truck drivers to follow when driving in poor weather conditions. The truck driver is responsible for following these guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Truck drivers and trucking companies must constantly monitor weather conditions in the areas they will be traveling and adjust delivery schedules accordingly. High wind warnings present some of the most dangerous conditions for commercial truckers. The height of an average tractor trailer can be as high as 14 feet, which in high wind conditions, can cause the trailer » Read More

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