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October 2018 Archives

Limo ride ends in accident and claims 20 lives

As the end of the year approaches, the roads will see an increase in traffic and motor vehicle accidents. Most people do not realize there is still the possibility of limo accidents and injuries. Though there are more popular options to get around town, such as with Uber, Lyft and other upcoming rideshare companies, many New Yorkers still travel in limos.

OSHA kicks off trenching and excavation safety initiative

Some of the most dangerous jobs that construction workers in New York and elsewhere face each year involve trenching and excavation. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 130 workers were killed while taking part in trenching and excavation operations between 2011 and 2016.

AAA recommends 100 practice hours for teen drivers

Statistics released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that teenage motorists are far more likely to be involved in fatal crashes when they are driving with teen passengers. New York residents, especially those with teen drivers in the household, might be interested in the specifics of the study.

Construction workers at high risk for dangerous fatigue

Brooklyn workers often face exhausting workloads. Unfortunately, tiredness on the job can be a serious risk factor for injuries, accidents and other safety problems. According to one study by the National Safety Council, 69 percent of employees are tired at work, including many people whose jobs involve safety-intensive tasks and procedures. In particular, construction, transportation, manufacturing and utility workers experience frequent high levels of fatigue at work, but often do not recognize that it could lead to safety problems.

Tesla's Autopilot report has little data to back up its claims

Drivers in New York may be familiar with the various criticisms of Tesla's Autopilot program. One significant claim is that Autopilot, which uses adaptive cruise control and steering assistance, makes drivers too complacent. While Tesla's vehicles have always done well in crash testing, they have also been involved in several crashes, at least two of them fatal.

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