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Texas Big-Rig Change Proposals

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 18-Sep-2015

Truck accidents have become one of the most dangerous types of accidents on roads everywhere, especially in large states like Texas. In fact, in 2013, 493 truck accidents occurred in Texas. Studies indicate that this is more than 12 percent of the 3,906 truck accident fatalities that occurred nationwide in the same year. With the […]

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Repeat Offender Poultry Processor Fined $861K for Numerous Safety Violations

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 03-Sep-2015

OSHA has recently fined an Ohio poultry processing facility $861,500 for 55 safety violations. The company allegedly knew about the dangerous conditions, but ignored the problem and continued to expose workers to serious and potentially deadly injuries. Case Farms Processing Inc. is a repeat OSHA offender and has been described by OSHA’s assistant secretary of […]

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Illinois Construction Companies Fined $2M for Knowingly Exposing Foreign Workers to Asbestos

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 27-Aug-2015

A recent investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined that the owner of two Illinois construction companies knowingly exposed at least eight foreign workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer, of Kehrer Brothers Construction and D7 Roofing, was found in violation of several OSHA safety standards and has been fined nearly $2 […]

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Are High-Tech Dashboards the New Distracted Driving Threat?

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 21-Jul-2015

Dashboard displays have brought about a new wave of concern among safety experts, who liken the high-tech displays to smartphones. According to The New York Times, automakers are more than willing to accommodate consumers’ appetites for flashy dashboard displays, but a former California lawmaker says they’re dangerous. Joe Simitian, the lawmaker who spearheaded California’s campaign […]

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Categories: Car Accidents, News
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Silica Exposure Threatens Millions of Americans

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 08-Jul-2015

In 1974, the United States government warned consumers of a dangerous substance, silica. Forty-one years later, silica still threatens the lives of many American construction workers. When crushed, crystalline silica turns to small, shard-like particles. When workers inhale silica dust, they develop a medical condition called silicosis (lung fibrosis). In short, silicosis occurs when the […]

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Categories: News, Workplace Injuries
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