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Drug Use and Oil Field Accidents

Drug Use Among Oil Field Workers Can Lead To Devastating Accidents In recent years, the oil shale boom initiated well-paying oil field jobs to cities all over Texas and across the country. But economic opportunity isn't all the oil rush has brought with it. According to law enforcement officials, locales that suddenly become hubs for oil and […]

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Juries Side With Women in Recent Baby Powder Lawsuits

Women In Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits Awarded Millions Made of the finely-ground mineral talc, talcum powder products were a staple in home bathrooms and nurseries for decades. However, studies linking the use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene to ovarian cancer have called the safety of these products into question. Some research shows that, when […]

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The Popularity of Self Driving Vehicles

Self-Driving Vehicles Gain Traction In June 2017, General Motors unveiled a fleet of more than 150 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt test vehicles, claiming the notable distinction of being the only automaker currently capable of mass-producing self-driving cars. General Motors also announced a $500 million investment in the Lyft ride-hailing app and signaled its intentions to deploy […]

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Opioid Use in Oil Fields

Opioid Abuse Can Lead To Serious Oil Field Accidents The opioid abuse epidemic has hit the United States workforce hard, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The oil and gas industry is no exception. Oil fields are fast-paced and inherently dangerous […]

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Construction Site Premises Liability Accidents

Construction Site Accidents As Premises Liability Claims People who own or manage grocery stores, shopping malls, office buildings, restaurants, and other venues open to the public are required to take every reasonable precaution to prevent injuries to workers, patrons, or visitors. When owners or general managers fail to take the proper precautions and accidents occur, […]

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Drugged Driving Enforcement Challenges

Law Enforcement Faces Challenges Applying DUI Laws To Drugged Drivers One would think that after the decades of public safety campaigns dedicated to raising awareness of the risks associated with driving under the influence of intoxicating substances, the hazards of driving under the influence of drugs would be readily apparent. Unfortunately, when it comes to the dangers of drugged […]

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Congress Planning Laws for Self-Driving Cars

Congress Is Drafting New Bipartisan Legislation For Self-Driving Vehicles Self-driving cars are the future and, if the hundreds of autonomous vehicles being tested on roads and highways throughout the United States are any indication, the future is now. Companies such as Alphabet Inc. and Ford Motor Co. are developing and testing self-driving vehicle technology that they hope […]

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Common OSHA Safety Violations

These Frequent OSHA Violations Can Lead To On-The-Job Accidents And Injuries Founded in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA, is a division of the United States Department of Labor that regulates workplace safety. OSHA has a number of safety standards in place designed to prevent on-the-job accidents, injuries, and fatalities. However, despite […]

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Distracted Pedestrian Deaths Are More Common

Distraction-Related Pedestrian Fatalities Are On The Rise Walking may seem like a safe, environmentally-friendly, and healthy way to get from one place to another. However, the Governors Highway Safety Association's (GHSA) recently released new statistics from its Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities report, which may cause some people to rethink their daily stroll.   More than 5,370 […]

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Man Files Lawsuit After IVC Filter Embeds in Vein

Embedded IVC Filter Forces Patient To Undergo Two Retrieval Procedures Inferior vena cava filters, more commonly known as IVC filters, are small and wiry implantable medical devices used to prevent blood clots, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and deep vein thrombosis in patients at risk for dangerous thrombotic events, but for whom anticoagulant drugs have not worked. When used […]

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