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A recent verdict in an out-of-state wrongful death case draws attention to an important safety issues for Ohio drivers: the risk of accidents caused by falling objects. The case in question arose from the death of a man who was killed after his vehicle struck a piece of logging equipment that had come loose from a nearby truck. A federal…

Families throughout Cleveland and the rest of the Ohio will be heading out to celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks show this weekend. Unfortunately, for about 240 people per day during the weeks surrounding Independence Day, fireworks cause injuries serious enough to land them in the emergency room. Many people are hurt setting off fireworks at home, including…

Federal safety regulations prohibit commercial truck drivers from using handheld cellphones to talk or text. This rule is intended to help cut down on the number of distraction-related truck accidents involving cellphone use. Unfortunately, a growing body of evidence suggests that hands-free devices may not be any safer than handheld cellphones when used by drivers behind the wheel. Hands-free devices…

Falls are some of the most common work-related injuries, particularly among workers at construction sites, warehouses, factories and others in physically demanding occupations. Some workplace falls involve trips, slips and stumbles on a slippery or obstructed walking surface, while others involve falls from heights due to inadequate restraint systems, broken guard rails or other factors. Regardless of the specific circumstances,…

This coming Sunday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In Ohio, which has one of the highest elderly populations in the country, nursing home neglect and other forms of elder abuse have been characterized as a silent epidemic. Fortunately, one of the best ways to help protect older loved ones from abuse and neglect is simply to be…

Some members of the trucking industry are pushing Congress to ease back on a trucking safety law that limits the number of hours that truckers may work in any given week. That regulation, which went into effect in July 2013, sets a 70-hour cap on the workweek for truck drivers in the United States in order to prevent fatigue-related truck…

Ohio law enforcement authorities are investigating the cause of a crash that occurred earlier this month in Valley View, Ohio. The crash occurred when a car allegedly collided with four motorcycles at a red light. All seven people on board the motorcycles were hurt, and at least one suffered severe injuries including a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.…

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, but unfortunately it is also one of the deadliest times of year in terms of traffic accidents. This is due in part to an overall increase in traffic as people travel to spend time with family and friends for the holiday. Impaired driving is another common factor in Memorial Day crashes,…