Catastrophic Events


Three Workers Electrocuted While Assembling Scaffolding

A livewire shocked three workers in Beverly, Massachusetts on Jan. 14, when the livewire touched a piece of scaffolding the workers were lifting, CBSN Boston...

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  • Jan 21, 2020

Record-Setting Rower Killed in Team Van Crash

Grace Rett, a college sophomore and star rower, was killed last Wednesday after a van transporting her team collided with a pickup truck in Florida,...

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  • Jan 21, 2020

NY Apartment Fire Injures Nearly Two Dozen People

A one-week-old baby was among those injured in a Jan. 14 fire that tore through the 24th floor of 515 East 72nd Street on the...

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  • Jan 21, 2020

NC Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

A plumbing subcontractor was killed last Wednesday when a trench collapse trapped him and three other workers, The Herald Sun reported. One of the workers...

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  • Jan 21, 2020

Illinois Woman Killed in Crash While in Car With 4-Year-Old Child

A woman was killed in a Rockford, Illinois, crash while sitting in her disabled vehicle on Jan. 11, ABC 7 Chicago reported. A FedEx truck...

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  • Jan 16, 2020

Apartment Fire Injures Five in Brooklyn

Five people were injured in an apartment fire in the Bath Beach neighborhood in southern Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 13, CBS 2 New York...

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  • Jan 16, 2020

Who Is to Blame for Rental Apartment and Rental House Fires?

It’s understandable if you’re feeling overwhelmed after a fire at your residence. Not only has your home been damaged and your day-to-day routine disrupted —...

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  • Jan 15, 2020

Support for the Families of Rental Apartment or House Fire Victims

Every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of fires roar through rented residential buildings. The destruction they leave often extends beyond damaged physical...

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  • Jan 15, 2020

Rental Apartment and Rental House Fires: By the Numbers

Even though structural fires are an everyday occurrence, you never expect to find yourself in the middle of an inferno. It’s one thing to see...

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  • Jan 15, 2020

How Rental Apartment and Rental House Fires Happen

No matter where you live, you deserve a safe place to call home. When you are a rental tenant, your landlord is responsible for keeping...

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  • Jan 15, 2020

Texas Woman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident

A woman was killed in Reeves County, Texas, on Jan. 9 after being hit head-on by a tractor-trailer, News West 9 reported. The semi truck’s...

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  • Jan 14, 2020

FL Worker in Stable Condition After Being Crushed by Wall

A Florida construction worker is in stable condition after a rebar wall fell on his upper body in West Palm Beach on Jan. 9, The...

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  • Jan 14, 2020

8 Children, 2 Adults Hospitalized in NC School Bus Crash

Ten people were sent to the hospital in Delco, North Carolina, after a semi truck crashed into a school bus picking up a student on...

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  • Jan 14, 2020

10-Year-Old Boy Killed in Florida Semi Crash

A wayward semi truck crossed a grass median, striking a van in Jacksonville, Florida, First Coast News reported. The Jan. 7 collision killed a boy...

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  • Jan 14, 2020

Tesla Runs Red Light in Salt Lake City, Injuring Three

On Jan. 5, three people were critically injured when the driver of a Tesla ran a red light in Salt Lake City, Deseret News reported....

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  • Jan 13, 2020