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Eric T. Chaffin

NTSB Pushes for Increased Attention on Driver Fatigue & Safety Technology

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2016 “Most Wanted” list. An annual record outlining the board’s priorities for changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives, the list includes recommendations created after the agency investigates accidents […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Plaintiffs Sue for Damages, UPS Requests Partial Summary Judgment Following Crash

On April 22, 2014 the United States Parcel Service Co., (UPS), filed a motion in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama requesting a partial summary judgment in a lawsuit alleging damage claims following a plane crash. The plaintiffs, Barbara […]

Mike Simon

Evacuations Caused by Train Derailment

A train accident caused residents of Handley, West Virginia, to evacuate their homes on February 6. The train was carrying liquefied petroleum, sodium hydroxide solution, and chlorobenzene. According to reports 18 cars went off the track. No injuries were reported, and emergency officials indicated that there were no chemical leaks. However, 300 residents were temporarily evacuated, and…