Texas Car-Truck Accident

Missing Stop Sign Leads to Fatal Texas Car-Truck Accident A terrible Texas car-truck accident occurred last Wednesday evening, July 23, and took the life of an 18-year-old woman as she was on her way to Lufkin, where she was planning to stay with a cousin before beginning freshman orientation at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches Saturday morning. According to an accident report, the accident happened when the young woman pulled out in…

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Fracking Spill

Fracking Spill Could Bring Criminal Charges The Karnes County Sheriff wants to charge On Point Services LLC, a waste hauling company based in Falfurrias, Texas, with several criminal charges for an incident on March 10, in which one of the company’s trucks spilled more than 1,200 gallons of liquid fracking waste along eight miles of rural roadway between Hobson and Falls City. The spill left the road was closed for…

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Cars and Motorcycles Recalled

Cars and Motorcycles Recalled: Honda, Subaru Cars, Harley Davidson Motorcycles This has been a banner year for recalls of vehicles of all types. The most prominent example, of course, is General Motors, which has already set records this year, and it’s only half over. Then there’s the problem with Takata airbags, which have a defect that could result in the airbags improperly inflating in a crash, and shooting metal shrapnel into the cabin….

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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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