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Driver fatigue key cause of fatal truck crash

Federal officials say driver fatigue was the probable cause of the crash near Cranbury, NJ, that claimed the life of one comedian and serious injured comic actor Tracy Morgan.  [Read more…]

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Report: Engineer in fatal train crash has severe sleep apnea

The engineer of a Metro-North train that crashed last December in the Bronx, NY, killing four people, admits he felt “dazed” on the day of the wreck. Given information released on his medical evaluation after the crash, there’s no wonder why he felt that way.  [Read more…]

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7 safety lessons any workers can take from SF plane crash

It may be months before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) releases its findings into the fatal plane crash of a Boeing 777 at San Francisco airport. But even now, in the initial days after the crash, there are lessons workers in any industry can take from the ongoing investigation. [Read more…]

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3 dead, $14.8M in damage: Employee’s poor vision is probable cause

Do you know whether any of your employees in safety-sensitive positions have poor vision? [Read more…]

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Fatigue likely cause of fatal train crash

Once again, worker fatigue has proved deadly in a transportation incident. [Read more…]

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Transportation fatalities down, but …

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that in 2010, the number of transportation fatalities was down. Despite that decline, there was a rise in several categories. [Read more…]

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Should states ban all cell phone use by drivers?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called upon states to ban drivers’ use of cell phones and any personal electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. Let the debate begin! [Read more…]

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Feds urge cell phone ban for all commercial drivers

A transportation advisory board is recommending that all commercial drivers be forbidden from using cell phones while driving, whether the devices are hand-held or hands-free. [Read more…]

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NTSB’s Top 10 Most Wanted List for safety

Even if your company isn’t in transportation, some items on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Most Wanted List of 10 safety issues are easily applicable to all sorts of industries. [Read more…]

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Cause of fatal boat crash: Operator on cell phone

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) points the finger at operator cell phone use in its report on the cause of a double fatal crash between a tourist boat and a barge one year ago. [Read more…]

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