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April 2018 Archives

What's involved in a truck accident settlement

Victims of commercial truck accidents in Connecticut should know what the possible outcomes are when they seekcompensation. When it's clear that the truck driver is to blame, they have the grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit with the civil courts. However, before or during the litigation process, they may have the chance to seek resolution through an informal settlement.

Construction stand-down may help in preventing falls

Over one-third of construction fatalities in the U.S. are caused by falls, according to NIOSH. Because falls are the most common cause of deaths in construction, it's essential for employers in the industry to address any risks in the workplace and follow OSHA guidelines concerning lifts, scaffolding and other elevated surfaces. Thankfully, there's a chance for companies in Connecticut and across the nation to do precisely this.

Self-driving cars could make all-too-human mistakes

For many people in Connecticut, the allure of autonomous vehicle technology is highly linked to the potential it represents to make driving safer and cut down on devastating car crashes. By eliminating the human factor, including the potential for distraction, fatigue or mistakes, automated driving could present a futuristic image of fully autonomous roadways. However, others raise concern about the safety of self-driving vehicles, noting the propensity for software bugs, mechanical problems or hacking.

OSHA warns of pinch point injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is warning employers about the overlooked dangers of pinch points in the workplace. Pinch points, which are areas in machines that could potentially catch body parts, could be made of two moving parts, a moving part with a stationary part or a material and a machine part. Whatever the situation, these machines can lead to serious injuries. Employers in Connecticut will want to know what can be done about pinch point hazards.

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