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  • Car Seat Safety for Young Passengers

    September 23 – 29 is Child Passenger Safety Week.  Hopefully, we all know that it is important to use an approved car seat for our young children, but the laws regarding the use of car seats require car seats for older children as well. Children under 2 years old must ride in a rear-facing car […]

  • Semi Truck Accidents Investigations and Dash Cams

    FAST FACTS  Buses and large trucks were involved in 12% of all traffic fatalities in 2016. This was a 5% increase from the year before. California is among the 10 states that had the highest average of fatal crashes involving buses and large trucks between 2014 and 2016. When you or a loved one is […]

  • Safety Tips for Those Electric Scooters You See Everywhere

    FAST FACTS More than 67,000 people were seen in ERs in 2009 due to electric scooter related injuries. Wearing a helmet can reduce your risk of head injury by 85%.   Scooters are popping up in cities seemingly overnight, and officials are scrambling to decide what to do about them. San Francisco, Seattle, New York […]

  • ernst The Psychological Effects of Paraplegia

    Paraplegia is paralysis of the lower extremities caused by a spinal cord injury most often resulting from a severe trauma. The trauma causes the spinal cord to become damaged, bruised, lacerated or severed. The resulting paralysis, which can be partial or complete, strongly affects the individual’s quality of life — including their mental health. Paraplegia’s […]

  • The Safety Procedures of Truck Drivers

    FAST FACTS Almost 4,000 people were killed in accidents with semi trucks in 2016. 82% of those victims were people other than the driver of the truck. 11% of all road fatalities in 2016 involved semi trucks.   Semi trucks are multi-ton, monstrous behemoths that have come to dominate California’s highways and byways. From the […]

  • What Is The Most Aggressive Dog Breed

    FAST FACTS There were approximately 78 million dogs in the United States in 2016. 81% of dog bites do not result in injury or they only result in minor injury. About 900,000 of these bite wounds become infected. While many people fear being bitten by a dog, most don’t know how common dog bites really […]

  • james dean memorial highway

    This morning yet another fatal wreck was reported at the Highway 46 Cholome “Y”. This area is often referred to as Blood Alley due to the abnormally high number of serious crashes at the site. KSBY is reporting that a military Humvee collided head-on with a smaller car. Initial indications are that a blown tire […]

  • Why California's Heat Waves Shouldn't Be Shrugged Off

    FAST FACTS 700 people lost their lives in Chicago due to a heat wave in 1995. Scientists believe heat waves such as the one Chicago experienced will occur up to three times a year by 2100. The number of record high temperatures is now more than the number of record low temperatures per year.   […]

  • Who Is Liable for Offshore Oil Rig Accidents

    FAST FACTS U.S. workers face an average of 3.8 deaths per 100,000 employees. Offshore workers face an average of 27.1 deaths per 100,000 employees. Between 2003 and 2010, 128 workers died in offshore operations.   Workers on offshore platforms have important jobs to perform that essentially ensure a comfortable life for the general public. The […]

  • Why OSHA Fines Are on the Rise in California

    FAST FACTS  5,190 workers lost their lives on the job in 2016. The three most cited standards across the country in 2017 were fall protection/construction, hazard communication standard/general industry, and scaffolding, general requirements, construction. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has been cracking down on careless employers, and fines are on the rise. […]

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