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Austin City Leaders Propose New Rules for Dockless Scooters

Dockless scooters are a huge trend right now across the country. According to the City of Austin, there are nearly 3,500 scooters licensed to operate in various parts of Austin. In May 2018, city officials instated an emergency set of rules around dockless scooters when two companies released their scooters throughout Austin without city permits. Dockless scooters have been treated…
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Understanding Common Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents

Construction workers are more at risk for serious injury or death than laborers in other occupations. Statistics compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.1 percent of fatal workplace accidents in the private sector occurred in the construction industry. During 2016, 991 construction workers lost their lives. Fatal construction accidents have common causes. OSHA recognizes four…
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Austin Worker Injured During Trench Collapse

Last month, an Austin worker suffered injuries after a trench collapsed at his worksite. Firefighters rescued the man, whose leg was trapped underneath the trench. The firefighters have a station across the street and were able to respond to the emergency within minutes. According to Austin fire department officials, the worker was repairing a water line when the trench collapsed….
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