California Bus-Truck Crash Update

Update on Victims of Bus-Truck Crash Earlier this week, the sheriff-coroner for Glenn County, California reported on its autopsy results in the wake of a fiery bus-truck crash that occurred on a Northern California highway back on April 10. According to their data, coroners suggest that most of the ten people who died in the crash, including five students, three adult chaperones and both drivers, survived the initial impact of the…

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Big Fruit Recall

Contaminated Fruit Recalled for Listeria A California produce packer, Wawona Packing Co has undertaken a voluntary big fruit recall of produce that was packed at their Cutler, California plant during the first 12 days of June. The recall is being conducted out of concern about possible  Listeria contamination. The recall covers a wide variety of stone fruits, which are called that because of the large pits inside the fruit. The varieties…

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Unsafe Shipbuilder

Unsafe Shipbuilder: Multiple OSHA Violations According to a news release, Houston shipbuilder that specializes in manufacturing barges, Sterling Shipyard LP, has been slapped by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with 16 workplace safety violations for exposing their workers to numerous safety hazards. These violations, which included serious, repeat and failure-to-abate violations, were for exposing workers to struck-by hazards, hazards involving dangerous machinery, fall hazards for work at heights…

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Fracking Studies

Fracking Studies: A Compilation of Information A group called Concerned Health Professionals of New York has released a brand new Compendium of scientific and medical research with regard to the hazards and risks related to fracking. Essentially, everything that is known about fracking is now all in one place. They hope that the completeness and the easy organization of the information will make the information more readily available to public…

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School Bus Recall

School Bus Recall: Blue Bird Issues Recall Each and every school day, as many as 450,000 school buses hit the road nationwide. When parents put their child on the bus to go to school and learn, they expect the child to arrive safely. Yet, every year, around 12,000 children are injured and 11 children die on school buses. Sometimes, it’s because the bus itself is not as safe as it can…

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Foster Farms Chicken Recall

Foster Farms Chicken Recall: No Outbreak Cited Finally, after 16 months of continuous problems and after their chicken sickened at least 621 people in 29 states since March 2013, Foster Farms has announced a voluntary recall of chicken released from three California plants. Though the current outbreak has been going on for a long time, until recently, there was little or no specific evidence that could be used by the…

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Lawsuits and Car Safety

Lawsuits and Car Safety: Lawyers Should be Thanked Over the past thirty plus years, automobiles in the United States have become safer.  In large part, these safety advances were the result of people suffering serious catastrophic injuries in foreseeable automobile accidents and attorneys and other advocates standing up for these victims and demanding changes by the automotive industry.  Now, in 2014, vehicles come equipped with more safety features than ever…

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Summer Traffic Dangers

Summer Traffic Dangers: Roadways Can Be More Dangerous Summer began last week, and we all know that summer in Texas brings lots of traffic and very hot roadways, which means more hazards on the roadways. This past week gave us a preview of what this summer could hold for Texas drivers, if we’re not careful. To begin the weekend, a fatal accident on last Friday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m….

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Velveeta Recall

Velveeta Recall: Preservatives Insufficient Just a few months after a shortage of Velveeta cheese threatened to impact Super Bowl parties everywhere, there’s another “crisis” involving the popular cheese product that’s a little more serious. Kraft Foods has announced a voluntary recall of 260 cases – or more than 6,000 pounds – of Velveeta cheese, because the product did not contain the “appropriate” levels of sorbic acid, a preservative. That means…

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Airbag Defects

Airbag Defects: Moisture One Cause Ideally, when you drive Texas highways, you hope to never get into an accident. But when the unthinkable happens, you count on your vehicle’s safety devices to keep you safe. But according to Takata Corp., one of the largest suppliers of airbags in the world, your airbags may not work correctly if the air outside is too damp. The company is looking into the possibility…

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