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What can an employer do to protect workers around machines?

From a small carpenter’s shop to a plant owned by an international car company, the use of machines brings a certain level of risk. Workers can be injured or killed on the job by heavy machinery when it’s used improperly or when safety procedures are not in place. So, what should an employer do to keep workers safe and...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accidents

A Waco man pleads guilty to causing a crash that killed 2 babies

A 47-year-old Waco resident entered a guilty plea to a single manslaughter charge and also two aggravated assault counts on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in a McLennan County courtroom. The man had originally been indicted on two different manslaughter counts by a grand jury in McLennan county. Prosecutors apparently decided to drop one of those charges against him after reviewing...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Truck Accidents

Company policies may push truckers to drive for too long

There are many factors that can contribute to a serious, potentially deadly collision with a commercial truck. Distraction by either the driver of the commercial truck or the smaller passenger vehicle can prove deadly, as can intoxication. Another serious risk factor all too often overlooked is the impact of drowsy driving. Driving while fatigued can increase response times, decrease the...

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What safety signs does a business need?

A business owner has a responsibility to work to keep employees safe and out of harm’s way, and that can often be done with the use of safety signs. These can instruct employees, alert them to dangers and raise general awareness regarding the hazards of the workplace. All of that can cut down on accidents. So, what signs does...

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How do building owners prevent fire-related injuries?

If you’ve ever talked to the fire department about safety precautions in your own home, they’ve probably told you to make sure that you have multiple working smoke detectors and to have an evacuation plan. Sit down with your family and talk about where you’ll go and what you’ll do if the alarm goes off. This way, in a...

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| Read Time: < 1 minute | Motorcycle Accidents

Fatality rates and the real risk on a motorcycle

A motorcycle offers unparalleled freedom. There is something exciting about the open road, the feeling of the wind and the exposure to the landscape that makes you feel like you’re really a part of it — not just passing through it. However, that freedom does not come without risk. Statistics paint a fairly bleak picture, especially when looking at fatality...

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| Read Time: < 1 minute | Child Injury

School bullying might lead to legal action from parents

A child who is being bullied at school can be impacted in many different ways. There is never a situation in which bullying should be allowed in schools. The school system should take steps to prevent these types of situations and to stop them if they occur. Parents who have children who are the victims might wonder what they...

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| Read Time: < 1 minute | Car Accidents

Waco ranks as one of the safest cities for driving in Texas

A study recently published by QuoteWizard cites Waco as being one of the cities with the safest drivers in Texas. The researchers took a variety of factors into account, including how many car crashes occurred in the city in order to reach this conclusion. During the most recent reporting year of 2017, there were only 3,500 automobile accidents reported....

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accidents

An anonymous letter leads Waco police to a hit-and-run driver

On Oct. 16, 2016, a 19-year-old Baylor University marching band member was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist. Waco Police Department struggled to identify the driver believed to have been responsible for his death until September of last year when they received an anonymous letter in the mail. She was taken into custody on March 5. According to police,...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accidents

Why do tailgate accidents occur, and how can they be avoided?

How many times have you looked into the rearview mirror and noticed another driver practically in the back seat of your car? This is called tailgating. While many of us have been taught to keep our distance from the motorist in front of us, few people do that if they’re in a hurry or there’s bumper-to-bumper traffic. Tailgating isn’t...

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