Only Half of All Truck Drivers Use a Safety Belt
Created: Monday, 24 February 2014 15:42
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014 15:42
The safety belt doubles the chances of survival in a serious road accident. Nonetheless, half of all truck drivers choose not to use their safety belts. That is something that Volvo Trucks wants to change.
“If more road users wore their safety belts, more than 7,000 lives would be saved every year in the EU alone. Professional drivers should serve here as an example,” said Volvo Trucks Traffic and Product Safety Director Carl Johan Almqvist.
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MSHA Reports 2013 Accident Statistics
Created: Monday, 24 February 2014 15:39
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014 15:39
According to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration, 42 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines in 2013, an increase from the 36 miners who died in 2012. While mining fatalities occurred at a record low rate for the first three quarters of 2013, during the fourth quarter of 2013, six coal miners and nine metal/nonmetal miners died in mining accidents, a significant increase from the same period in 2012, when four coal miners and two metal/nonmetal miners died.
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