Previously, I discussed the danger of skylights and inherent risk of fatal falls that comes with working near them. Workers from several fields have regular access to roofs with skylights, including roofers, electricians, and plumbers. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association estimates there are more than 120,000 roofers alone who are at risk of falling through a skylight […]
Since the early 1980’s, there have been over 900 reported fall-through accidents and fatalities involving skylights in the United States. In response to this rising number, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established fall protection guidelines that aim to prevent workers in high-risk industries from suffering similar fates.
According to OSHA standards, every skylight with a […]
Skylights are light-transmitting structures placed on roofs that allow sunlight to enter commercial and residential buildings. They make buildings more energy efficient by letting in substantially more sunlight than vertical windows can alone. Skylights are widely used throughout the United States: according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, there are approximately 275,000 commercial unit skylights sold every […]
As we usher in a new year, Barnes Trial Group is continuing its dedication to the Tampa Bay community by creating a new local campaign titled Skip the Sip, a program that works to reduce the usage of single-use plastic straws and raise awareness of plastic waste.
According to firm founder Steve Barnes, it all starts with changing […]
Florida homeowners are generally not responsible for injuries to a trespasser on their property. However, they may be liable if there are aware of or should have known that trespassers frequently enter their property. In such a scenario, the danger would have to have been caused by the homeowner and likely to cause death or […]
On Dec. 7, it was reported that a 25-year-old Florida woman was killed in an accident that occurred in Volusia County. The accident, which took place on Jan. 4 at about 3:30 p.m., involved a total of five vehicles.
Authorities stated that the woman was traveling west on U.S. Highway 92 in her 2005 Ford when […]
Many Florida residents suffer from concussions each year. A link has now been found in people who are at risk of Alzheimer’s disease between suffering concussions and developing the disease.
Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine studied 160 veterans who ranged in age from 19 to 58. Many of the subjects had been diagnosed […]
Florida residents who enjoy winter sports are likely familiar with ski lifts. Accidents involving these ski resort conveyances are quite rare, but they are often deadly when they do occur. Four skiers were killed when a ski lift in Colorado malfunctioned in 1976, and a similar accident in California in 1978 also claimed four lives. […]
If the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration gets its way, roads in Florida and around the country may become safer. In late 2016, regulators issued a call asking cellphone manufacturers to help limit distracted driving incidents by giving their products a new driver mode. When turned on, this setting would stop motorists from entering text, […]