July 2016 Archives

Forklift safety | Do your part to reduce construction accidents

The usefulness of forklifts for lifting and moving materials at construction sites in Omaha is undeniable. However, these valuable pieces of machinery may also pose serious safety hazards to construction workers. Operators of forklifts are at risk and so are those who perform their job duties in the vicinity of a forklift in operation.

Beware grain engulfment dangers in storage silos

It's every farmer's nightmare scenario -- getting trapped in a grain storage silo and becoming engulfed in a shower of tons of grain. Accordingly, the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association are encouraging farmers and their workers to exercise extreme caution when handling and moving grain for storage.

Self-driving car crashes, kills 1

The first fatal accident involving a self-driving car has occurred. The 40-year-old man who was killed was "passionate about technological advancement," according to a statement his family released through a law firm. His Tesla Model S had a nickname of Tessy and he was always praising the "autopilot" system and its safety benefits. The Tesla Model S will soon be sold in Omaha, Nebraska.