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Truck driver fatigue increases crash risks

March 16, 2017 - Truck driver fatigue is becoming a more apparent issue, but efforts to protect truck drivers and other travelers on America’s roadways are often thwarted. Read More


Controversial FACT Act headed to House floor for vote

March 7, 2017 - The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (FACT Act) or H.R. 906, uses the guise of transparency but in reality poses identity risks to mesothelioma victims and burdensome new... Read More


Sleep deprivation can increase risk for workplace injury

March 2, 2017 - If one in three adults does not get enough sleep, then the problem of industries sacrificing safety due to sleep deprivation is likely widespread. Read More


New York Court denies NFL bid to dismiss individual concussion suit

February 21, 2017 - At the end of last month, the National Football League (NFL) released its injury data for the 2016 football season. Last year, the NFL recorded that 244 concussions occurred in practices... Read More


Jury finds for family of man killed in log truck crash

January 19, 2017 - A jury in Lowndes County Circuit Court found in favor of the family of Larry Albritton, who was killed Oct. 7, 2013, when he lost control of the log truck he was driving and crashed. Read More


Canada joins countries implementing asbestos bans

January 18, 2017 - Asbestos, a group of fibrous silicate minerals, is a known carcinogen and is closely linked to the development of mesothelioma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Once diagnosed,... Read More


Chattanooga bus crash reminiscent of Huntsville crash a decade ago

January 11, 2017 - Just before Christmas, new information regarding the Nov. 21, 2016, school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., was released as a judge found enough evidence against the driver to send his case... Read More


Explosions, fires caused by lithium-based batteries spread across additional types of devices

January 5, 2017 - The holidays are past, but some of the gifts exchanged during the season could give their new owners more than they bargained for thanks to the growing problem with lithium-based batteries.... Read More


2016: The year of exploding batteries and electronics

December 29, 2016 - This year has been dangerous for consumers using electronic devices powered by lithium-ion batteries. Beasley Allen has warned consumers about the problematic batteries and how their... Read More


Government hopes to address role speed plays in trucking accidents

December 29, 2016 - To help reduce the number of trucking accidents caused or worsened by high speeds, the NHTSA and the FMSCA have partnered to issue a joint proposed rule requiring the installation of... Read More


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