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Vote No on Missouri Prop A Referendum in August Primary: Ballot Language Explained

Posted on August 1st, 2018 by Zane Cagle

“Right to Work” is a Positive Spin Label for a Bad Law Unions have done great things for workers since their conception. When we all work together, we are more successful–it’s the basic premise of democracy and unions. We are better, together.  Unions have historically been the reason that great safety…

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Illinois I-55 Semi-Crashes Blamed on “Bad Driving” Rather than Construction

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Serious Semi-Truck Crashes Occur on Same Stretch of Interstate 55 Illinois State Police say that bad driving behaviors are responsible for the latest serious crashes on I-55, not road construction. Twice in the last month, there have been two extremely serious semi-truck crashes on the same stretch of Interstate 55…

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Safe Driving Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Posted on August 31st, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Thousands Hit the Road for Labor Day Weekend Labor Day Weekend usually signals the last official weekend of summer. Many people will be taking to the roadways to enjoy soaking up sun and water fun.  With increased numbers of people on the roadway, road construction and the increase in alcohol consumption, highway…

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National Burn Awareness Week-Electrical Burns

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Zane Cagle

As part of National Burn Awareness Week, February 2-8, I am highlighting the dangers/precautions around things in our everyday lives that can cause great injury.  We disc discussed “scalds” and the groups in our population that are more prone to these injuries.  Today’s focus  is “electrical burns” Electrical Burns Our lives depend…

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National Work Zone Awareness Week-April 15-19–Newer Missouri Laws in Road Work Zones

Posted on April 16th, 2013 by Zane Cagle

Each year in April, National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to raise awareness for motorists about highway worker safety and mobility issues in road work zones.  This week, April 15-19 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. The theme is “Work Zone Safety: We’re All In This Together”.  The 2013…

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Blanchette Bridge Opens to Traffic Between Missouri & Illinois

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by Zane Cagle

Traffic has re-opened to the Blanchette Bridge, giving motorists a connection from St. Charles County to St. Louis County The Post-Dispatch report that the westbound lanes will be closed for renovations until Fall, 2013, with the eastbound lanes carrying three ten-foot lanes in each direction with no shoulder and a…

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Motorist Assist Worker Killed by Drunk Driver on Interstate 70

Posted on September 26th, 2012 by Zane Cagle

A Missouri Department of Transportation worker is dead after being struck by a drunk driver, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The motorist assist worker had responded to an earlier crash in the early morning hours Friday morning on Interstate 70 near the I-470 interchange in Independence.  While the MoDOT…

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Semi Truck Crashes Into Jeep on I-44 Near Eureka, Missouri Construction Zone

Posted on September 13th, 2012 by Zane Cagle

A semi-truck crashed into a passenger SUV ironically on the same day that MoDot (Missouri Department of Transportation) announced a construction delay. A 67-year old driver of a 1995 Peterbilt 379 semi-trailer truck struck a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a Washington, Missouri man. The impact caused the Jeep…

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Norfolk Southern faces another FELA suit

Posted on March 20th, 2009 by Zane Cagle

Yet another Norfolk Southern Railway Company employee has filed suit this year for injuries sustained while working for the rail company. Kenneth R. Ringe, an employee since 1973, claims that over the course of his career he incurred injuries to his neck, back and upper extremities from operating heavy machinery…

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