The National Safety Council has announced in its 2013 Injury Facts report that the largest percentage of workplace deaths occur in motor vehicle-related incidents. According to NSC's Ken Kolosh, manager of the NSC Statistics Department, 35% of workplace deaths occurred in motor vehicle-related incidents in 2011, the most recent period available. Next highest category was homicide, with 15%. In addition, the report highlighted that worker's compensation claim costs for motor vehicle-related injuries in 2009-2010 averaged just over $69,000, higher than any other category.
Atlantic City, NJ -- CrashFlasher Roadside Emergency Beacon will premier at the NAFA Fleet Institute and Expo April 23-24 in Booth 1241. The patent-pending device gives drivers enhanced visibility by raising the emergency warning nearly five feet above the stalled or stopped vehicle so it can be seen by oncoming drivers earlier, giving added time to slow down and go around. Crashes into stopped vehicles have been shown to be 2% of all crashes but to cause 11% of fatalities.
Autonet.ca -- Jack Kazmierski, Canadian automotive blogger and author, says CrashFlasher can offer an earlier warning to other drivers of your breakdown or flat tire than other devices. The danger of being struck while dealing with a roadside emergency is significant, he says.
Orlando, FL -- CrashFlasher, the revolutionary new roadside safety beacon designed to aid visibility of a roadside emergency, will be introduced to international safety professionals at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo Oct. 21-23. Demonstrations of CrashFlasher's uniquely tall warning light will be given at Booth 469 in the Orange County Convention Center throughout the Expo.According to the NSC, motor vehicle deaths are up 7% in the first eight months of 2012 over 2011, reversing a downward trend over the past few years.Nancy McMeekin, President of the St.
Birmingham, AL -- Fox 6 anchor Steve Crocker featured CrashFlasher(tm) roadway emergency light inventors Nancy and Larry McMeekin in Thursday evening's Crocker's Cars segment. Crocker interviewed the couple via Skype from their home near Raleigh, NC, and showed the CrashFlasher in action. "The segment showed just how easy it is for someone in an emergency to exit their car, get the CrashFlasher out of the vehicle, unfold the poles, turn on the light and set the entire assembly on the roof of the car in under a minute," Nancy McMeekin said.