Did You Know? Airline Cabin Depressurization

Did you know that all airliners and private jets have pressurized cabins that permit passengers to ride comfortably at high altitudes without oxygen masks?  Most airliners fly at altitudes between 30,000 and 40,000 feet to avoid weather and improve operating efficiency. Do you know how long you can survive without oxygen if the cabin suddenly…

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Did You Know? Clear Air Turbulence

Did you Know? Clear Air Turbulence is Sudden Severe Turbulence Unrelated to Storms? This week, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence over the Andaman Sea resulting in the death of a passenger and serious injuries to other passengers.  Over 80 passengers required hospitalization after the pilots made an emergency landing…

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OSHA Heat Stress Guidelines

Heat stress is a serious occupational hazard that affects workers in various industries, especially those exposed to high temperatures and humidity. Every year, thousands of workers suffer from heat-related illnesses and injuries, some of which can be fatal. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment and protect employees from heat stress. Heat…

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What Happens if Your Doctor Fails To Diagnose Your Illness?

More than 126,000 Americans lose their lives each year as a result of doctors and medical professionals incorrectly diagnosing or failing to diagnose significant medical conditions. If you or a loved one are struggling with a medical issue that was not properly diagnosed or a diagnosis was unnecessarily delayed, you may have grounds to pursue…

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Is an Uber Driver Liable for an Accident?

If you suffer extreme bodily injuries from an accident caused by your Uber driver, you may be entitled to financial restitution for your harms and losses. This raises an important question—can you sue Uber over the accident or do you sue the Uber driver over the accident? In the following article, we’ll answer this complicated…

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Can You Sue Uber for an Accident?

Uber routinely advertises its ridesharing service as providing both quality and safety to users. However, accident data indicates there are in fact significant risks when someone uses a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft. For example, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business examined available accident data, Uber accident statistics, and other relevant data…

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How Trenches Collapse and How To Avoid It

For many construction projects, excavation and trench work is an absolute necessity. Trenches are commonly dug out near construction sites to run cables, pipes, and equipment underground and beneath buildings. For a dug-out area to be considered a trench, its depth has to be as large as its width. It may be fair to describe…

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What Safety Equipment is Required on a Boat?

Texans are lucky to have many lakes and other navigable bodies of water. In fact, Texas is home to more than 360 miles of coastline and features a larger percentage of inland water than any other state in the entire country. This is why many Texans enjoy getting out on a boat and enjoying what…

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The Montreal Convention and International Passenger Rights

International airline passengers are protected under the Montreal Convention, and unfortunately, many people are unaware this treaty exists. The Montreal Convention can protect passengers when serious situations arise that are the fault of the airline, such as if a passenger is injured or dies. The Montreal Convention, or MC 1999, is an international treaty that…

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