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Mark Bello

What Caused the FIU Pedestrian Bridge To Collapse?

Last August, an 18-year-old Florida International University (FIU) student died after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy roadway near the school. To avoid another tragedy, the University commissioned a $14.2 million bridge to connect the campus to […]

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Guardrails Have Been Letting Their Guard Down

As you drive down the roadway, you probably never give a thought to the guardrails. You just know they are there; you know they will protect you from going off the road or into oncoming traffic, right? Maybe not. Unfortunately, […]

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Jury Awards Largest Verdict To-Date in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Last month, a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million to a woman who claimed her ovarian cancer was caused by Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Baby Powder. The decision marks the largest verdict to-date resulting from a talcum powder lawsuit. This […]

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California Park Closes Water Slides after Boy Falls Off Ride

A $43 million dollar water park in Dublin, California opened for business over Memorial Day weekend. The holiday ended with another wake-up call for millions of visitors who flock to water parks every year. Just 90 minutes after opening, a […]

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Investigation into Possible Danger of the Hit Toy Currently Sweeping the Nation

 For all those not up-to-date on the latest toy craze, the Fidget Spinner is the latest fad for kids — and apparently just as dangerous. What is a fidget spinner? The fidget spinner is a propeller-shaped gadget with ball bearings […]

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Lithium-Ion Batteries Believed to Have Started Two Separate Home Fires

Lithium-ion batteries are the world’s leading re-chargeable battery type. There are literally billions of them in use today, so chances are, if you plug something in to charge, it is powered by a lithium ion battery. While overall safe as […]

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Impaled by a Guardrail: Deaths Continue to Raise Safety Concerns

Guardrails are supposed to absorb a car’s energy when they are hit from the front. In many cases, they are designed to absorb the energy and coil away. Yet, critics say that sometimes they fail, with catastrophic results. Rather than […]

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After Blitz USA Goes Down In Flames, Bill Calls For Flame Arrestors on Portable Fuel Containers

It was a cold, wet December day when a man couldn’t get the fire started during a family camping trip. What he did next is what experts say you should never do. The man used gasoline to start the fire. […]

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When it comes to Safety, “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

While initial reports said a boiler exploded at a box manufacturing company in the city of St. Louis shooting debris for blocks, the vessel was a hot water storage tank known as a semi-closed receiver (SCR). The tank is part […]

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Ventilators may Automatically Reset without Warning

Following a warning by the FDA, Medtronic has issued a worldwide field corrective action for all its Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilators due to a risk that the devices may unexpectedly reset during operation. The notice follows at least […]