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Workplace Violence Kills

Headlines swept the nation early this month: a security guard at Family Dollar was murdered over a facemask. This incensed act of violence is typically rare, yet the threat of aggressive customers is a reality for the more than two million American workers who are victims of workplace violence each year. What is workplace violence? Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening behavior that occurs at the work site. Assaults on workers can occur on company premises, at off-site job locations, while making deliveries, and during other business-related activities. It can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and e

Fender Bender Causes Gas Tank to Explode, Killing One

On Sunday, May 10th, a Dodge Challenger rear-ended a Toyota vehicle, causing the Toyota’s gas tank to explode. The Toyota traveled out of control off of I-495, with the driver being trapped inside the flaming car. The driver was unable to escape and was pronounced dead on the scene. There was extensive damage to the Toyota, with only a blue front bumper and the frame of the car left intact. Police believe this vehicle was a 4 door passenger car. It is important to note that in 2016, Toyota recalled 3.37 million vehicles over 2 defects – one of which was a faulty emission control, which lead to gas leaks within the unit. Toyota Corollas and Prius’ were the most affected by this recall. If you

Safety Tips During Motorcycle Season

A motorcyclist died on Monday, May 4th, 2020 after failing to steer within the roadway. As Delaware gears toward the summer months of 2020, it is important to remember some sobering statistics from last year. Within the first five months of 2019, there were 37 motorcycle crashes, 40 motorcycle injuries and 6 motorcycle fatalities. Read: Motorcycle Crash Leaves Rider Dead Safety Tips to Consider One of the most common reasons drivers give for cutting off or pulling out in front of a motorcycle is that they “didn’t see it.” AAA, Delaware Office of Highway Safety and Delaware State Police all recommend the following tips: For bikers, it is important to: Reduce speeds and/or maintain safer speed

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