Catastrophic Events (page 2)


Crashed Helicopter

How Do Helicopter Crashes Happen?

If you are afraid to ride in a helicopter, you’re not alone, and your fear is justified. According to the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), the rate of fatal helicopter crashes in the U.S.

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  • Jan 28, 2020
Tanker on fire

Pennsylvania Tanker Explosion Injures Three

Three workers were injured in a Jan. 17 gas tanker explosion in East Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, TribLive reported.

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  • Jan 24, 2020
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Tesla Crashes into Wall, Catches Fire, Killing Driver

On Saturday night in Pleasanton, California, a Tesla Model S crashed and burst into flames, leaving the driver dead, KRON reported.

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  • Jan 24, 2020
Construction Trench

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.

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  • Jan 21, 2020
Wrecked white Van

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
Exposed Wire

Three Workers Electrocuted While Assembling Scaffolding

A livewire shocked three workers in Beverly, Massachusetts on Jan.

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  • Jan 21, 2020
Smoke Alarm surrounded by smoke

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 Upper East Side of New York City, ABC 7 reported.

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  • Jan 21, 2020
Apartment Fire

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 reported.

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  • Jan 16, 2020
Car crash

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 slammed into the woman’s car at about 1:20 a.m. on Interstate 90.

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  • Jan 16, 2020
Apartment Fire

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 — you might have also suffered significant burn injuries. These ailments may take weeks, months, or even years to recover from.

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  • Jan 15, 2020
Apartment Fire

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 belongings: Sadly, many victims don’t survive these incidents.

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  • Jan 15, 2020
Apartment Fire

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 the building in good condition. Unfortunately, not all building owners take their duty seriously.

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  • Jan 15, 2020
Apartment Fire

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 an apartment complex on fire on the local news and another thing entirely to witness your own residence in flames.

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  • Jan 15, 2020
Building rubble

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.

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  • Jan 14, 2020
Tractor Trailer

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.

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  • Jan 14, 2020