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Wisconsin Has High Rate of Fatal Crashes Involving Elderly: Study
A study shows Wisconsin has the highest rate for fatal crashes involving elderly drivers in the country. The study conducted by TRIP, a national transportation research group, found 26 percent of fatal crashes in Wisconsin in 2016 involved someone 65 …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:07 AM
South Dakota Traffic Deaths Spiked in 2017
The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety says the number of traffic fatalities in the state continues to be among the lowest in the nation despite a spike in accidents near the end of 2017. Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:05 AM
Northeastern Nebraska Plant Cited in Worker’s Death, Fined $188K
A federal workplace safety agency has cited a northeastern Nebraska egg processing plant where a worker was killed last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release that the Michael Foods plant in Wakefield violated several …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:04 AM
Missing Worker Presumed Dead After Texas Chemical Plant Explosion
The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on March 15 has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions. Cresson Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Saturday that fires were …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:00 AM
Trump Administration, McDonald’s Rush to Avoid Employer Liability Trial
The National Labor Relations Board is ignoring its own guidelines and rushing to settle a major workplace action involving McDonald’s Corp., lawyers for employees involved in the litigation alleged. If the workers win at trial, the case could have a …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2018 10:00 PM
Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows
First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to TheOnDemandEconomy.org, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 9:43 PM
Rescue Efforts Continue After Florida University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse
A new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing at least five vehicles under massive slabs. Several people were seen being loaded into ambulances and authorities launched search and rescue missions. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 7:40 PM
Chubb’s Darling Honored for Industry Leadership, Cystic Fibrosis Work
Compassion and helping others were the key takeaways from a message that Jim Darling delivered to a group of several hundred insurance professionals gathered to honor him in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday night. Darling, regional executive officer for Chubb’s …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 7:17 PM
3rd Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion
A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. Julie Smith of McAlester, widow of Matthew Smith, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The widows of Roger Cunningham and Parker Waldridge, …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:30 PM
Wildfires Bring Disaster Declaration in Kansas, Burn Ban in Nebraska
Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for three wildfires currently burning in central Kansas. State officials announced that Rice County officials have asked for help from the Kansas National Guard to fight the fires. Colyer says the Guard will …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:21 PM

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