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Speed and Lack of Seatbelt Implicated As Factors in Death of Bob Simon in Fatal Traffic Accident

Bob Simon, CBS New correspondent, was killed in a car accident in New York City on February 11, 2015.  He had become well known for his work on 60 minutes, as well as his international reporting throughout his career.  Members of the newscast world, from Scott Pelley of CBS to Anderson Cooper of CNN, have been speaking out about the unfortunate death and inspiring life of their beloved and respected colleague. The 73-year-old reporter was a backseat passenger in a Lincoln Town Car, which had been hired to transport him, on Wednesday. Mr. Simon sustained head and chest injuries, and was transported along with the vehicle’s driver to Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.  Unfortunately Mr. Simon had been unrestrained during the accident, which might have been a factor in the extent of his injuries. Seatbelts play a significant role in saving lives and reducing the…
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The Realities of Work Place Injuries

Of approximately 3 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses reported in 2012, more than 2.9 million (94.8%) were workplace injuries. Among the reported injuries 75.2% occurred in service-producing industries, while the remaining 24.8% occurred in goods-producing industries. A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, which is down from the reported 4,628 fatal work injuries recorded in 2012 according to the Census of fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of work injuries among occupations such as construction, extraction, transportation, farming , fishing and forestry related occupations reported in 2013 were higher than those of 2012 in occupations such as resident military personnel, firefighters, government workers, and prevention workers. Workplace injuries can include falls, exposure to dangerous substances such as potential explosive/flammable materials, and equipment accidents. Other victims of work related injuries are faced with injuries…
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The Reality of the Tracy Morgan Trucking Accident

This past June, the nation was taken over by the news that Tracy Morgan, the hilariously funny comedian from NBC’s 30 ROCK, was involved in a horrific crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in the early morning hours of June 7th. Stories from every single media outlet reported that a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer struck a limo transporting Tracy Morgan and some of his friends, unfortunately passenger James McNair passed away. This collision caused an immediate investigation into the grueling world of tractor-trailer drivers and the somewhat relaxed regulations on tractor-trailers. (You can read our previous blog post about the trucking industry regulations here) As expected attorneys for Tracy Morgan filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart in July. We are just now learning about the sad reality many involved in an auto accident face when there are no longer cameras and media outlets reporting on an accident. The reality that insurance companies will…
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