April 2017 Archives

Is truck platooning coming to Texas?

It is not unusual for you to encounter semi-trucks with two or even three trailers on the Texas roadways. The couplings that link these vehicles are visible, but there may soon be large trucks crossing the state that are connected solely through technology. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute provided a demonstration to the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration that indicates how the truck platooning system works.

Increasing safety in Texas manufacturing facilities

Depending on the type and size of a manufacturing facility, a safety manager can be a key component to the continued health and well-being of every employee. However, a safety manager is not the only way to improve standards and implement safety measures within a manufacturing facility. Texas employers bear the responsibility of preventing accidents and making all workplaces as reasonably safe as possible.

Encouraging teens to wear seat belts

As much as parents hope their teens will never be in a car accident, no one can assume that this will never happen. One of the easiest ways to be prepared is to wear a seat belt. However, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, over 51 percent of fatally injured drivers ages 16 to 19 and over 60 percent of fatally injured passengers in the same age range were not restrained. Motor vehicle crashes are the primary cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 20.

3 hazards of drilling equipment maintenance

When you are performing proper maintenance on oilfield sites, you are involved in helping to prevent others from being injured or killed in an accident or explosion. However, doing so could put your own life and limbs at risk. The legal team at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., often counsels victims of accidents involving drilling equipment.

Many factors may have led to high death toll in Texas crash

Distracted driving poses a constant threat on the Texas roadways due to the use of cellphones behind the wheel. Even a vehicle with every safety feature available may not be able to prevent a fatality in a head-on collision with a texting driver. However, many vehicles do not have the technology that manufacturers are adding to new automobiles, and some may not even have basic equipment to keep passengers safe.

An on-the-job death and your right to certain benefits

It is always a tragedy when a workplace accident claims the life of a Texas worker. The loved ones left behind not only have to deal with the emotional trauma that comes with the loss of a family member but will likely also deal with certain financial difficulty as well.

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