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What Can Cause a Construction Accident?

Statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.4 percent of workplace fatalities in private industry during 2015 were in construction. However, construction workers are not always responsible for dangerous workplace conditions in this industry. Despite the many ways that construction workers can be harmed on the job, general contractors, other entities responsible for safety on the job site as well as machinery suppliers and manufacturers…
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Has NJ Transit Stepped Up Sleep Apnea Testing Since the Hoboken Train Crash?

WABC-TV recently featured a report updating the aftermath Hoboken train crash. Specifically, the news story focused on whether New Jersey Transit has been testing its train operators for sleep apnea more since the incident. This is due to the fact that following the Hoboken train wreck, the locomotive’s engineer was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. With that being the case, you would think that NJ Transit would screen its engineers…
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Is a Fatal Bus-Train Collision the Result of a Bus Driver’s Detour?

A fatal bus-train accident that happened earlier this month continues to make headlines as the findings from the investigation into what caused it come to light. Per WPMI-TV, the railroad crossing where the crash took place has a history of accidents due to design defects. And now, information has surfaced that the bus driver failed to follow the route he was given. Reportedly, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reviewed…
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How Does Mediation Work in Medical Malpractice Cases?

The Legal Intelligencer recently featured an article that explained the challenges that can come with pursing medical malpractice mediation. How Does Medical Malpractice Mediation Work and What Are the Challenges? The first thing that must be done is determining whether a medical malpractice case can be mediated or not. The reason that a medical malpractice case might not be worth mediating is because if any of the defendants in the…
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Did the Engineer in the Hoboken Train Accident Have Sleep Apnea?

In mid-November, The Associated Press reported that the engineer operating the NJ commuter train involved in September’s deadly Hoboken crash was suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea at the time of the incident. Investigators are not yet sure whether the conductor’s sleep apnea played a part in the Hoboken train accident, which led to over a hundred injuries and one woman’s death. However, because of the revelation, the engineer’s sleep apnea…
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Is It Too Dangerous to Ride a New Jersey Transit Train?

According to WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) investigation has unearthed several safety violations within the New Jersey Transit train system. The FRA review began in the spring well before the Hoboken train accident in September that left over 100 injured and claimed one woman’s life. What Types of Safety Violations Were Found on New Jersey Transit’s Trains? The FRA review led to the discovery of the following…
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What to Do in a Train Crash

In the wake of the Hoboken train crash that left one woman dead and more than 100 others injured, there are still a lot of questions left to be answered. What led to the train wreck? How can we keep train wrecks like this from happening? Until we can figure out how to prevent train crashes, what can passengers do to raise their chances of surviving a train accident? Where…
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Why Was the Unlicensed Driver in the NJ Transit Bus Crash Not Arrested?

There are still a lot of questions left to answer after a NJ Transit bus crash that happened in Newark in late October. Reportedly, a driver involved in the wreck did not have a driver license. Leading up to the incident, a 19-year-old man was driving a Honda Accord on Market Street in Newark around 4:33 am. The bus was also on Market Street heading in the opposite direction from…
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New Jersey Transit Already Under Investigation Prior to the Hoboken Train Accident?

Authorities, including the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), are still trying to figure out what led to the deadly Hoboken train accident that happened at the end of September. One woman was killed and over 100 were injured as a result of the train crash, which we wrote about in a previous blog and our own Ken Rothweiler spoke about on Fox 29 News. The…
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Ken Rothweiler Appearing on Fox 29 to Discuss the New Jersey Train Accident

You’re going to want to have your televisions set to Fox 29 at 7:15 am on Saturday, October 1, because our very own Ken Rothweiler will be featured in a segment on Fox 29 News regarding the Hoboken, New Jersey train accident. During the segment, which will be hosted by Fox’s Bill Anderson, Ken will be providing detailed legal analysis and insights about the New Jersey commuter train crash, including:…
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