Accident and Injury (page 2)


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Hazardous Building Conditions Linked to String of Deadly Apartment Fires

Apartment fires are a deadly, serious issue in our country.

  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury
  • Apr 3, 2018
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Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian, Raising Safety Concerns about Autonomous Vehicles

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a woman crossing a street in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday, March 18, raising safety concerns about just how ready these vehicles are to be driving on roads in our communities.

  • avehling
  • Accident and Injury
  • Mar 19, 2018
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What’s Causing All These Train Accidents?

Commuting by train is much safer than traveling by car, but you might not know that from all the train accidents in the news lately. It seems as if a month doesn’t pass by without another high-profile train accident that leads to injuries or deaths.

  • caitlinw
  • Accident and Injury
  • Mar 2, 2018
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Don’t Get Burned When Your Landlord Freezes You Out

You and your family huddle together in blankets, shivering something fierce. Maybe you even see your breath. The heat doesn’t work properly and you’re at the whims of your negligent landlord to make repairs.

  • avehling
  • Accident and Injury
  • Feb 5, 2018
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3 Court Rulings from 2017 You Should Know About

This was a big year for court rulings in a variety of legal fields, but here are three that have had a particularly noteworthy affect on the lives of the people in our communities.

  • avehling
  • Consumer Alerts, Labor and Employment, Accident and Injury
  • Dec 29, 2017
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What a Repeal of the NYC Cabaret Law Could Mean for Nightlife Security

The New York City Cabaret law may sound like something out of the hit Kevin Bacon flick Footloose, but it’s a very real dance ban with a controversial legacy going back nearly 100 years.

  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury
  • Sep 27, 2017
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Upper Darby SEPTA Train Crash Injures At Least 42 People

A train crash at the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, Penn., overnight left at least 42 people injured in a collision that resulted in what one passenger has called a “bloody scene.”

  • avehling
  • Accident and Injury
  • Aug 22, 2017
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The Dark Side of the Solar Eclipse

It’s finally coming Monday: the much-discussed solar eclipse. For the first time in almost 100 years, all of North America from coast to coast will in varying degrees witness the sun temporarily lose its powerful shine. The fantastic show will be tough to resist.

  • avehling
  • Accident and Injury
  • Aug 17, 2017
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FL. Power Plant in Spotlight After Several Accidents

In a tragic accident, four workers were killed at a Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Florida, on June 29, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The employees suffered severe burns when molten material surged out of a tank.

  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury
  • Jul 17, 2017
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The People & Companies Helping Fire Departments Save Pets

Last month, a fire broke out in a home off E. 28th Avenue in Tampa.

  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury
  • Jul 14, 2017
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When Safety Features Kill: A Look at the X-LITE Guardrail Tragedy

A guardrail end designed to protect motorists in the event of an off-road collision is now being removed and replaced in Tennessee and Missouri after being linked to several deaths.

  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury
  • Jul 7, 2017
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Venus Williams Didn't Cause Fatal Car Crash, Authorities Say

(Updated July 7: Police have rescinded their assessment that Venus Williams is at fault for a car crash in Florida after reviewing video footage, according to ESPN. Read the original post below. Link to the new ESPN report is also below.)

  • caitlinw
  • Accident and Injury
  • Jul 3, 2017
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What the PA Supreme Court's Ruling Means For Workers

For decades now, Pennsylvania’s workers may not have been getting the amount of workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.

  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury
  • Jun 30, 2017
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Don’t Go Out With a Bang: How to Spot Dangerous Fireworks

Fireworks can be fun, and in many parts of the country they’re an integral part of celebrating the Fourth of July. However, fireworks are a very dangerous explosive, which can get lost in the bright colors and wild shapes they make.

  • Staff
  • Accident and Injury
  • Jun 30, 2017
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‘Real Life’ Super Mario Bros. and the Dangers of Augmented Reality

The Super Mario Bros. franchise has been cool since the game was released in the ‘80s, but one man created a new augmented reality version of the game that takes things to a whole new level.

  • caitlinw
  • Accident and Injury
  • Jun 29, 2017