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Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities   Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked

By |2019-06-13T16:15:21+00:00June 13th, 2019|Accidental Death, Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, In The News|Comments Off on Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Fisher-Price invented a popular baby sleeper without medical safety tests and kept selling it, even as babies died

Fisher-Price thought it had a hit on its hands.   It was 2009, and a small team of engineers at the toy company outside Buffalo seemed to have solved one of the most vexing problems for new parents: getting babies to sleep. Their invention was

By |2019-06-03T07:21:36+00:00June 3rd, 2019|In The News, Product Recall|Comments Off on Fisher-Price invented a popular baby sleeper without medical safety tests and kept selling it, even as babies died

Interline Brands Recalls Swivel Fittings Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves multiple sizes of ProPlus Brass Flare Swivel fittings used as connectors for copper tubing. The brass, gold-colored fittings connect two male flare nuts opposite to each other. The Swivels were used primarily for LP gas (propane) applications by professional installers. Remedy: Consumers

By |2019-04-30T17:35:25+00:00April 30th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Interline Brands Recalls Swivel Fittings Due to Fire Hazard

Medical malpractice case against Southern New Hampshire Medical Center revived by N.H. Supreme Court

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Hampshire overturned a superior court ruling that dismissed a medical malpractice case filed against Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Eliot Hospital and three doctors, according to a Dec. 21 opinion. "In sum, the trial court

By |2019-01-15T16:31:35+00:00January 15th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Medical malpractice case against Southern New Hampshire Medical Center revived by N.H. Supreme Court

Massachusetts Gas Explosions In Merrimack Valley #MVGasFire

Yesterday afternoon in the northern section of the state, namely the Lawrence / Andover / Merrimack Valley area, there were several gas explosions related to a major gas leak in the area. Many homes were destroyed from explosions and fires, one young man was killed

By |2018-09-14T21:13:05+00:00September 14th, 2018|Accidental Death, Explosions, Fires, In The News, Massachusetts, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Massachusetts Gas Explosions In Merrimack Valley #MVGasFire

Underground Propane Gas Tank

Forty-two-year-old man sustained catastrophic burn injuries while filling an underground propane gas tank. Unknown to the man, the underground tank had been inactive for years and had developed a hole. When the propane was inserted into the tank, it leaked out onto the adjacent ground

By |2018-07-10T21:27:17+00:00July 10th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Underground Propane Gas Tank

Push Toy

A 2-year-old boy sustained serious brain damage from anoxia caused when his air supply was cut off by the knob of a push toy handle which detached itself and lodged in his throat. The manufacturer was liable for negligent defective design and construction of the

By |2018-07-10T18:31:27+00:00July 10th, 2018|In The News|Comments Off on Push Toy

W.A.T.C.H.’S 2017 Nominees for “10 WORST TOYS”

  HALLMARK “ITTY BITTYS” BABY STACKING TOY PRICE: $24.99 MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR: Hallmark Marketing Company, LLC; Disneybaby.com RETAILER(S): eBay.com AGE RECOMMENDATION: None WARNINGS: None HAZARD: Potential for Choking Injuries! W.A.T.C.H. OUT!: This plush Disney-themed stacking toy with four rattling rings is sold without age recommendations

By |2018-06-30T20:49:24+00:00December 10th, 2017|In The News|Comments Off on W.A.T.C.H.’S 2017 Nominees for “10 WORST TOYS”

Two Construction Workers Die After A Trench Collapse In South End Boston

On October 21, 2016, two employees of Atlantic Drain Services were tragically killed during a trench collapse in South End. 47-year-old Robert Higgins and 53-year-old Kelvin Mattocks were excavating the trench when a fire hydrant collapsed into the tunnel, quickly flooding it with water. The

By |2018-06-30T20:18:04+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Accidental Death, In The News, OSHA|Comments Off on Two Construction Workers Die After A Trench Collapse In South End Boston

Top 5 Worst Intersections in Massachusetts for Car Accidents

Using ten years of Massachusetts Department of Transportation data through 2013, NBC Boston recently determined the five intersections with the highest number of car accidents. They included in their data dings, fender benders, and more serious crashes. The intersection between Columbia Road and the Expressway in Boston

By |2018-06-30T19:49:17+00:00January 22nd, 2017|Automotive Safety, In The News|Comments Off on Top 5 Worst Intersections in Massachusetts for Car Accidents