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Who is at Fault for a Jackknife Tractor Trailer Accident?

Anytime a tractor trailer is involved in an accident, there is a risk for serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Determining who is at fault for the accident can be tricky. In a jackknife tractor trailer accident, there can be multiple vehicles involved with numerous catastrophic injuries, which makes it even more difficult to determine who is at fault.

Causes of a Jackknife Tractor Trailer Accident

A jackknife tractor trailer accident occurs when the front section of the truck is traveling in a straight path while the connected trailer starts sliding to the left or right. The truck and trailer eventually come to a stop with the back end forming a right angle to the front part of the truck.

When this is happening, motor vehicles in the path of the truck are often struck by either the cab of the truck or the trailer,

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Falls on Construction Sites Still a Major Concern

Slip and fall accidents among those in the construction industry remain a major concern despite increased safety regulations and mandates for personal protective safety equipment and comprehensive training. Serious injuries and fatalities occur at an alarming rate when workers fall from elevated platforms, scaffolding, and ladders. Injuries also happen when workers fall into other objects and into deep trenches.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 35 percent of all work-related fatalities result from fall accidents. Data from the report suggests that the lack of safety equipment and proper training are the main obstacles to preventing these deaths. Fifty-four percent of workers fell to their death because they did not have a personal fall arrest system in place, and 20 percent died within the first two months of a new work assignment.

Causes of Fall Accidents in the Construction Industry

The majority of fall accidents that occur in the construction industry can be prevented by following safety protocols and providing worker training.

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Slip and Fall Accidents Common at Amusement Parks

Most people think about having an amazing time when they head to New Jersey’s amusement parks, not getting hurt. Nevertheless, individuals of any age can be injured while trying to have a fun day with friends and family. Slipping and falling are two of the biggest hazards amusement park visitors face due to a wide variety of factors and conditions.

Why People Slip and Fall at Amusement Parks

Amusement parks, especially if they are or contain water parks and water rides, can be fraught with slip and fall risks. From slippery staircases to wet pool decks, surfaces may easily become tough to navigate. Even guests who exercise caution or walk slowly can take tumbles.

For this reason, amusement park operators and owners are expected to clean up any possibly dangerous areas. They should also maintain rides and equipment, making necessary repairs and replacements as soon as possible.

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