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Vehicle That Crossed into Oncoming Lane Hit and Killed Police Officer Who Was Driving to Work

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All motorist driving on the New Jersey highways and roadways are required to drive with caution and care for themselves and other motorists. Driving safety rules include, following the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt, not driving too closely, driving appropriately for the weather conditions, and maintaining a proper lane. When a drive does not adhere […]

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Four Workers Injured in 50-Foot Fall After Scaffolding Collapsed

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Construction sites contain many hazards. The workers are consistently at risk of suffering injuries, illness, and even death. They must perform proper safety procedures, including wearing protective equipment and handling tools, materials, and chemicals with caution, and performing regular safety checks before, during, and after construction. However, accidents can still happen on constructions even with […]

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Construction Worker Who Had His Lower Leg Amputated After a Construction Injury at an Amusement Parks Wins a $2.75 Settlement

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Construction worker Anthony Dos Santos was working at an amusement park in 2014, when he was injured after his foot was run over by a forklift. Santos was holding a rope that controlled the movement of a structural column suspended by the forklift. Suddenly the forklift stopped, which pulled the construction worker in front of […]

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Building Owner Settles Personal Injury Lawsuit for $825K Settlement to a PSE&G Worker Who Fell Through a Building’s Basement Steps

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In 2013, Charles McGruder an employee of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) was reading a meter located below a convenience store in Elizabeth, New Jersey. After reading the meter, he climbed a set of the building’s wooden steps to leave. The steps crumbled, and he tumbled several feet. He suffered several injuries from the fall […]

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New Jersey Man Awarded $725,000 for Workplace Injury Caused by Cement Block

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Keith Zabielski was working on a construction crew in the Philadelphia suburb Willow Grove in 2017 when he was seriously injured by an improperly restrained concrete block. He sued the general contractor, Just Right Construction, and its employee, Martin Russell for damages in excess of $2.1 million for medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and […]

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Snowy Weather Contributes to Workplace Injuries

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The tri-state area was hit with the season’s first major winter storm with December’s unofficially named Winter Storm Gail. The Nor’easter dumped several inches of snow over South Jersey with some places in the northern part of the state receiving as much as a foot, ending the area’s snow drought. Snow and ice are inconvenient […]