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Three Foundations Win $2.5 Million to Conduct New Truck Driver Safety Study
Three Foundations Win $2.5 Million to Conduct New Truck Driver Safety Study

Recently, Virginia Tech, SmartDrive, and subcontractors from Washington State University were awarded a $2.5 million contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation. With this money, the group will study a ...

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  • Bumble Bee Foods Ordered to Pay $6 Million After an Employee Dies In Fatal Workplace Accident

    One early morning in October 2012, an employee of Bumble Bee Foods was carrying pallets of canned tuna into a 35-foot-long oven. While the man was ...

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  • Work-Related Fatalities Rise Between 2013 to 2014

    Making a living shouldn’t cost a life no matter what industry a person chooses to work. Unfortunately, the amount of work-related fatalities continues ...

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    Still reeling in the wake of a series of devastating explosions at the busy Tianjin port last month, China has suffered another deadly blast this past ...

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    Repetitive strain injuries in the workplace might be more common than you think. In fact, the United Sates Department of Labor and the Occupational ...

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  • Understanding Uber & Lyft Insurance Claims in Virginia

    Uber became legal earlier this year in February, and this begs the question about how to cover the costs should the driver get into an accident . Is ...

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    The Fourth of July is nearly here and for many across Virginia, that means time for vacation, celebration, and parties. At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, ...

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  • Amtrak May Fall Short of Providing Enough Compensation to Derailment Victims

    In 1997, Congress passed the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act, which capped the amount of compensation available to those injured while riding on ...

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  • Hit-and-Runs Are a Large Concern Now More Than Ever, Study Shows

    There has been an increasing number of hit-and-run accidents in recent years, according to one study presented by USA Today . Lawmakers are ...

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  • How Can I Protect Myself from a Truck Accident?

    A jury awarded $165 million dollars to the family of a woman named Mariala V., who was struck and later killed by a FedEx truck driver. Mariala’s car ...

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