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Tracy Morgan Car Accident Case Update

The serious injuries actor Tracy Morgan sustained along with the fatal ones suffered by his passenger in  a Walmart car accident involving a semi-tractor trailer in June 2014 underscore the dangers associated whenever a 5000 pound passenger vehicle meets a 16,000 to 30,000 pound 18-wheeler.  In fact, many loaded trucks can weigh far more with some up to 90,000 pounds.  In a collision, the motorist and passengers are at distinct and tragic disadvantage.  You are 5 times more likely to suffer injuries or a fatality in an accident with a semi truck than in one with another passenger vehicle.

The fatal passenger is the Tracy Morgan case was comedian James McNair who was survived by two adult children.   They received a $10 million settlement payable in monthly installments over their lifetime.  Mr. Morgan has a separate lawsuit against Walmart, owner of the truck, and had been going to rehab for many months.  A recent Tracy Morgan case update indicated that the actor had recently married and appeared to be improving.  He had sustained a broken arm, nose, rib fractures and a broken femur. Read more

Taunton Worker’s Tragic Death Leave Many Wondering Why

The town of Taunton, Massachusetts, lost one of its own when a local construction worker for Skyline Contracting and Roofing suffered fatal construction injury from tilting over of an aerial lift that had been stationed on uneven ground.  The worker was 48 years of age.

A safety advocacy group, MassCosh, or Massachusetts Coalition for Safety and Health, seized on the accident to emphasize that contractors need to institute stronger and more comprehensive safety measures and programs to protect workers in such accidents.  Construction is one of the deadliest industries in the US, accounting for more fatalities and serious injuries than any other vocation. Although the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards only recommends that aerial tilts be placed on stable ground, a MassCosh representative commented that workers need to be trained in any event for aerial tilts that are on slopes or inclines and to recognize when it is too steep or presents an unnecessary hazard. Read more