Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that has been used as insulation and a fire retardant in a wide variety of products. Asbestos can produce dust that when inhaled, becomes deposited in the lungs. This can cause or contribute to the development of various illnesses, especially mesothelioma.
An eight-car pileup near Lake Ozark, MO leaves two women dead and four others injured. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened on U.S. 54 at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9th when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a smaller car, which caused a chain reaction crash involving another big rig, two cars, two SUVs, a van, and a pickup truck.
Every year thousands of innocent people are injured or killed following collisions with tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. The massive size and weight of these vehicles make truck accidents almost always disastrous, often resulting in severe personal injury or death.