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July 2014 Archives

Truck accident claims New Jersey officer's life


Trucks, because of their massive size, take a lot of skill to drive. Truck drivers should always remember to be alert and practice extra caution, since these large vehicles are hard to maneuver when making sudden turns or stops. Failure to take care may result in a truck accident that can lead to serious injuries for unsuspecting motorists. Fatalities are also a distinct possibility. A truck accident that happened north of Newark, New Jersey, unfortunately, took the life of an unsuspecting police officer.

California accident reminds amusement park goers of safety


Many New Jersey residents go to amusement parks for enjoyment at some point during the summer. When it comes to amusement, though, roller coasters are the gold standard for both thrilling and frightening riders. Unfortunately, as one recent accident in another state shows, a roller-coaster ride can turn more frightening and actually life threatening if something goes wrong.

Well-intended safety measures could be putting workers at risk


In almost every manufacturing or heavy industry, workplace safety measures have come a long way over the last few decades. Although improvements have saved countless lives throughout the country, including in New Jersey, no company should ever become complacent. Keeping workers safe at all times means constantly evaluating and adjusting safety measures and processes to determine whether they remain efficient and effective. It turns out that some common safety practices can do more harm than good if too blindly followed. The following are common safety measures that could actually cause a workplace injury or death.

Speeding causes car accident, leaves four people injured


Most people know that speeding is illegal while on a public highway. Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in New Jersey. It is also one of the most dangerous violations, since a speeding vehicle can cause so much damage if an accident occurs. A recent car accident west of Newark provides a cautionary tale.

Truck collides with parked truck, killing three and injuring two


Truck accidents often result in extensive damage to other vehicles and roadways, and they can kill and injure people inside and outside vehicles as well. One recent truck accident along Interstate 287 in northern New Jersey is testament to that fact.