Monthly Archives: December 2017

27 12, 2017

Workplace Fatalities Continue to Increase, with Transportation Incidents #1 Cause

By | 2018-01-19T19:52:50+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

On the job fatal accidents continue upward trend for third year in a row.  More effective, outcome-based safety training is one way you can buck the trend.  Make your community safer, one employee at a time.

There were 5,190 workplace fatalities reported in the U.S. in 2016, a seven percent increase over the previous year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries, the fatal injury rate increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.

It was the third consecutive annual increase and the first

27 12, 2017

Garbage Truck Backs Over, Kills Man, 73, Walking Dog, FHP Says

By | 2018-01-19T19:54:25+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

A needless tragedy, when the solution is so simple. G.O.A.L. Get Out And Look.  Don’t allow yourself to be in this position. Watch our 30 GOAL video and help us make the world a safer place.

LAKE NONA, Fla. – A garbage truck backed over and killed a 73-year-old man who was walking his dog Wednesday morning in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash was reported at 7 a.m. at Prestbury Drive and Kelsall Drive, east of Narcoossee Road near Lake Nona Middle School.

FHP

27 12, 2017

Ark City Identifies City Employee Killed in Workplace Accident

By | 2018-01-19T19:54:46+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

Even a vehicle as innocent looking as a street sweeper can lead to tragedy.  Safety training is the best solution.

The City of Ark City Friday identified the city employee who died from his injuries in a workplace accident Thursday as Marc A. Tapia, 53.

“I am saddened by this tragic loss,” Ark City Mayor Dan Jurkovich says. “I am told Marc was always smiling and gave more than he received. He will be greatly missed. My prayer is that God will provide the comfort his family needs.”

The city says the accident that killed Tapia

21 12, 2017

Worker Killed by Falling Utility Pole in Pine Township

By | 2018-01-19T19:55:07+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

In this fatality accident, a contract worker engaged by the state of Pennsylvania to install traffic control devices inside a municipality died.  The exposure is real, regardless of who the direct employer is.  Through PSS, we can make the world a safer place, one employee and one community at a time.

A West Mifflin man was identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office as the construction worker who was killed in Pine Township Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a utility pole that fell.

Victor Charles Boytos, 25, was found unresponsive while on the job,

21 12, 2017

Electric Lineman Dies on Job, North Little Rock Utility Says

By | 2018-01-19T19:55:35+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

Public Service Safety is dedicated to making the world a safer place – one employee and one community at a time.  Our initial efforts and safety programs are directed towards defensive driving.  However, we have nearly 200 titles under construction and we need your guidance.  In this tragic loss and municipal electrical journeyman died on the job.  Should we move electrical safety up on the production list?  How many of you provide electrical services to your community?

A longtime employee of the North Little Rock Electric Department died on the job Wednesday morning, according to a statement

20 12, 2017

Evanston Approves $4.75M Settlement for Driver Struck by City Garbage Truck

By | 2018-01-19T19:56:56+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

This is an insane amount of money to be paid to a claimant for the injuries described in this event. I cannot imagine why the city council or the excess insurance provider would have conceded at these levels. However, the more important lesson to be learned is that all accidents, including this one, are the result of a human behavior.

If this driver had been more carefully scrutinized at the time of hire and more effectively educated and trained, the collision would never have happened. It is so frustrating to read daily articles describing the continued human suffering and utter

20 12, 2017

Worker Injured After City Truck Hit by Vehicle in Northwest Oklahoma City

By | 2018-01-19T19:57:27+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Articles, Real Life Claims|

Never stop or park a vehicle on a public roadway, unless you put out a live flagger or warning signs.

OKLAHOMA CITY – A worker for the City of Oklahoma City was taken to a nearby hospital after being hit by a vehicle.

Emergency crews were called to the area near N.W. 39th St. and Tulsa Ave. around 10 a.m. on Tuesday following an accident.

Investigators say a city crew was taking care of the landscape along the right of way when their truck was struck by a driver.

Officials say that the truck was in a lane of traffic