Safety and OSHA News

Was truck driver’s neck injury due to crash?

This employee applied for workers’ comp benefits for a neck injury. His employer said his neck problem was pre-existing and wasn’t due to work. Did he receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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Cause of truck crash undetermined: Does he get workers’ comp?

An employee was involved in a truck crash while on his way from one assignment to another. The cause of the crash wasn’t determined. Did he get workers’ comp benefits for his injuries?  [Read more…]

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Video: Worker saved because he was tied off; truck crash sent him flying

This video provides an example of how wearing proper safety gear can prevent injury or death. When a truck struck a worker in a bucket truck, he was sent flying over a busy highway. [Read more…]

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Employee injured in crash; how long should his disability payments continue?

Workers’ comp disability payments to an employee injured in a work-related truck crash were cut off. Does he have to “re-prove” his injuries for the payments to continue?  [Read more…]

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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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Fell asleep at wheel, crashed, leg amputated: Workers’ comp?

If a worker’s injury is caused by a company truck crash after he fell asleep at the wheel, does the employee qualify for workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Wal-Mart faces lawsuit in fatal truck crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan and two others have filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart alleging it was negligent in the truck crash that killed comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and severely injured Morgan and others.  [Read more…]

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash awake over 24 hours

Did driver fatigue contribute to the crash between a Wal-Mart tractor trailer and comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo bus that left one dead and three others, including Morgan, seriously injured?  [Read more…]

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Report: Truck driver fatigue caused crash that killed 10

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a 2009 crash that killed 10 people was likely caused by driver fatigue. [Read more…]

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Safety warnings: How many are enough?

When a new stretch of the Bay Bridge opened in San Francisco last year, the California Department of Transportation posted signs warning drivers about an upcoming sharp curve and announcing a 10 m.p.h. drop in the speed limit. Now the family of a deceased truck driver is suing, claiming the signs weren’t enough. [Read more…]

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