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Senator Rand Paul sues neighbor after attack

They say that politics is a tough business to be in Washington, DC. But U.S. Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul found out things can be tough at home when he was attacked last November by neighbor while he mowed his lawn. According to a local paper, Dr. Rene Boucher who lives next door to the senator pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress, which is a federal offense. The sentence was 30 days and included a $10,000 fine.

July 4th holiday dangerous for all motorists

We Americans love to celebrate July 4th. So many fond memories of spending time with family and friends, picnicking or BBQ-ing in the yard, or perhaps escaping the heat by spending time on the water. But the combination of traveling to see fireworks and the late hour after a long day in the sun makes for dangerous roads. This holiday is one of the deadliest of the year for motor vehicle accidents due to drinking and driving.

Driver fatalities linked to increased rate of drug use

Alcohol impaired driving has long been a major factor in motor vehicle accidents and fatalities. But a Governors Highway Safety Association study finds that over 50 percent of the fatal crashes involve marijuana, opioids or a combination of the two in the system of the driver. The report’s data is from two sources: NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and NHTSA roadside surveys in the United States and Canada. 

How safe are you among the occupational hazards of the oilfield?

If you work in the Louisiana oil and gas industry — onshore or offshore — you earn your income in one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. The number of workplace fatalities in this industry is unacceptable, and you have the right to be in a workplace that will allow you to return home safe after every shift. However, in many cases, you might have to look after your own safety.

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