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July 2014 Archives

Man killed after dump truck pushes car into lake

A 59-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey crash when his car was shoved into a lake by a dump truck operated by a 38-year-old man. Police charged the younger man with death by auto and other offenses, and his bail was set at $250,000. He was hospitalized for unspecified injuries suffered in the accident.

Work comp, death benefits and a tire-strewn highway

While pulling a tire fragment from a roadway, a New Jersey turnpike maintenance worker was struck and killed by a small truck on the morning of July 10. The victim had parked his work vehicle on the shoulder and switched on the flashing amber lights designed to caution drivers on the presence of workers on foot.

Comparing risks in occupations

New Jersey readers might think that jobs with higher risks tend to pay better. However, it is important to understand that the pay may not be as high as some believe and being injured on the job can lead to permanent disability or even death. Therefore, it is necessary to weigh the potentially better pay against the higher risks involved in some jobs. A recent article discussed how well some of the more dangerous jobs pay.

Tractor-trailer crash kills father and son, 1 other

An accident that occurred just near the New York border in Mahwah, New Jersey on June 24 left three men dead and three more with injuries. Two of the individuals who died in the truck accident were a 42-year-old father and his 22-year-old son who were both from Nyack.