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Construction Worker Suffers Electric Shock on Jobsite

Nashville Injury Attorney Considers Accident Rates According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an average of almost 100 workers died every week on American construction sites in 2012–more than a dozen deaths every day. This is actually fewer than in years past, and yet the number is still far too high. Construction company owners and supervisors must be far more vigilant in posting and enforcing safety guidelines on jobsites. If you see that rules are not being followed on a jobsite, it is imperative that you file a formal complaint—remember that you cannot legally be reprimanded for following safety procedures! The more we do our part to assure safer jobsites, the more we can cut back on preventable accidents. Far too many are still happening on our nation’s construction sites. Tree Trimmer Suffers Electrocution on Ladder One young man, only 19, was part of a tree trimming crew…
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Could the Diverging Diamond Highway Design Reduce Car Accidents in Nashville?

Not all innovations involve new technology, but instead just a small but important tweak to an existing design. As local officials continue to look for ways to reduce the number of Nashville car accidents, one method they may find to be effective is the diverging diamond interchange (DDI), which involves making a small but important change to existing intersections. How Does the Diverging Diamond Highway Design Work? Diverging diamond interchanges work by crisscrossing the exit and entrance ramps underneath a roadway. The DDI enables drivers to avoid having to make left-hand turns through opposing traffic and makes it very difficult for drivers to mistakenly enter the highway heading in the wrong direction. A University of Missouri environmental and civil engineer told Wired that left-hand turns through opposing traffic are inefficient and dangerous. This is due to the fact that these types of left-hand turns force opposing traffic to waste green…
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The Future of Nashville Transportation

Will the Projected One Million New Nashville Residents Force Improvements to Public Transit and Roadway Infrastructure? Nashville is one of the most booming metropolitan areas in the nation, and our city is expected to have an increased population of one million by 2040. All these new residents moving to our city is a great thing for culture and the economy, but what effect will it have on our roadways? Unfortunately, the down side of living in a thriving city that is expanding quickly is that the roadways and public transportation may not quite be ready to handle all the increased traffic. When roadways are congested and public transportation is pushed to the limit, car and truck accidents may increase. So what is Nashville’s plan to alleviate some of these potential traffic problems? $6 Billion Regional Transit Plan Set to Improve Rail System All Nashville residents know that our current rail…
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Are Electric Cars Dangerous?

Our Nashville Injury Attorney Examines the Issue With more than 435,000 battery powered electric and electric hybrids sold in the United States in one year alone, electric cars are rapidly becoming a popular alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles. However, with more of these cars on the roads, many people are becoming aware of their potential safety hazards. Are these dangers real, and should they affect your decision to purchase an electric vehicle? Are the Batteries in Electric and Hybrid Cars Dangerous? One common concern is how the battery packs and high voltage motors affect those in an electric or hybrid vehicle. According to one story, one driver in a Tesla Model S accidentally ran over a fender or other piece of curved metal that had fallen off a truck. The metal went through the thick undercarriage and somehow punctured the battery. In about half an hour, the vehicle was engulfed in…
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