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Indianapolis Fined $80,000 For Safety Violations That Led To Fatal Indiana Truck Accident

by Staff | October 9th, 2013

October 9, 2013

Companies and other entities that operate commercial trucks have a responsibility under the law to protect those around and operating such vehicles. Failure to do so could lead to the parties responsible for an accident facing claims of liability.

The Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers with the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently found the city of Indianapolis responsible for numerous safety violations that ultimately led to an accident that claimed a worker’s life. According to an article from The Indy Star, the city is now facing $80,000 in fines in connection to the incident.

On April 8, the victim was part of a crew picking up trash. When he jumped from the rear of the vehicle to retrieve a receptacle though, the driver failed to recognize the victim behind him and backed the truck up over the victim.

An investigation found the city had committed several safety violations by failing to address worker safety and not abiding to national standards for waster hauler safety. Some of the violations include allowing workers to ride on the rear of vehicle at high speed and riding on a truck’s rear-step when the vehicle is in reverse.

The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers hope the decision will help bring some sense of closure to the family of the victim.

Two dead and twenty-one injured in Chicago truck accident

by fst | May 13th, 2008

May 13, 2008

According to The Springfield Journal and Register, a Michigan truck driver has been cited for negligent driving for a Chicago truck accident that killed two people and left twenty-one people injured.

The Chicago truck accident occurred when the driver drove his semi-trailer into a Chicago Transit Authority elevated train station. The truck driver was briefly hospitalized following the Illinois auto accident.

The two women were killed, and most of the twenty-one injured were in the bus shelter underneath the train when the Chicago truck accident happened.

Police are still examining footage captured by a CTA surveillance camera to determine what events led to the Chicago truck accident.

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