When most people imagine car accident injuries, the thought of a serious collision comes to mind. The truth, however, is that there are other road users besides motor-vehicles. Cyclists, for example, are at a particular risk for injuries in an accident with a car or truck.
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Despite advances in vehicle safety, car accidents are still common in Nebraska. In fact, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, there were more than 30,000 passenger-vehicle crashes in 2014. Many of these victims turned to an injury lawyer for help recovering lost wages, health-care expenses and other damages.
As far as U.S. cities go, Omaha has relatively few fatal car accidents on its roads each year. City Data reports that there are approximately 18 fatal accidents in the city each year, and they involve up to 30 individual vehicles and 45 people. These trends have remained fairly consistent over the years, and although tragic car accident stories are not all that common, recent stories prove just how dangerous Omaha roads can be.
An Omaha livestock feed supplement company will contest citations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a factory collapsed in January, killing two workers and injuring nine others.
OSHA said the Jan. 20 structural collapse of the International Nutrition plant was caused by overloading nine storage bins on the building’s roof level. The agency cited the company with one willful, one repeat and 14 additional safety violations for failing to protect workers from hazards associated with the structural collapse.