OSHA Cites Construction Company for Fall Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Jacksonville construction company for exposing its employees to numerous fall hazards. Justin Construction Co. LLC was inspected in February 2014. During the investigation, OSHA inspectors observed workers without mandatory fall protection at three separate work sites. JCC was cited for inadequate fall protection, even for employees…

Is Drugged Driving the Same as Drunk Driving?

Although many people associate impaired driving to alcohol consumption, this is not correct. According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), “an ‘impaired driver’ is one who operates a motor vehicle while affected by alcohol and/or other drugs, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, or illicit substances.” To show the prevalence of impaired driving caused by…

How Many People Have Died in Wrong-Way Collisions?

Florida Transportation officials are figuring out ways for reducing wrong-way vehicle collisions. So far in 2014, there have been four wrong-way collisions that killed 10 people. Officials have a pilot program running in Tallahassee. According to The Tampa Tribune, the state department is taking multiple steps to reduce wrong-way drivers: Officials are adding new and…

How Does OSHA Inspect All Workplaces?

Unfortunately, with the limited resources of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it is not possible for it to inspect the nearly 8 million workplaces it covers every year. To handle the high number of inspections, OSHA prioritizes its inspections and monitoring based off the most dangerous workplaces. Below is how OSHA prioritizes inspections…

How Many Fatalities Are Caused by Flat Tires or Blowouts?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2003, about 414 people died in accidents caused by flat tires or blowouts. Moreover, there were 10,275 injuries and 78,392 crashes associated with these types of accidents. Are Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Required on All Vehicles? In response to the high number of fatalities and…

Memorializing 9/11

Although our country was attacked on 9/11, the terrorists who were responsible for the attacks never thought that that dark day would make our country stronger.  McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. would like you to join us in remembering the lives that were lost 13 years ago today. McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. – Injury Attorneys