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Mark Bello

NTSB Report Reveals that Fatigue was a Leading Cause of Deadly Tugboat Crash

More than a year after the tugboat Specialist sank in the Hudson River, a scathing report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded. On March 12, 2014, the tugboat was on a return trip from Albany, escorting a […]

Mark Bello

An NTSB Report Says Lack of Safety Protocol Led to Bus Crash

A class-action lawsuit seeks financial damages for the families of five people killed and those injured last November between a school bus and commuter bus. According to reports, the school bus driver slammed into the back of a Ford Mustang, […]

Mark Bello

NTSB Reports Stats Pilot Inexperience and Company Culture Led to Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators recently concluded that pilot error, an air company’s culture, and the lack of a formal safety program were to blame for a fatal sightseeing float plane crash near Ketchikan, Alaska in June 2015. […]

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Family Names 14 Defendants in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a Texas University student who died at an off-campus Halloween party on October 28 has named 14 defendants in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit. The party was sponsored by four fraternities associated with Texas State, according […]

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Time to Replace Outdated Fuel Tanks in Civilian Helicopters

This week marks one year since a Bell 206L sightseeing helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Sevier County, killing all five people on board. Four of the victims were alive after impact, suggesting that the crash was survivable, if […]

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Two Lives Lost Because Railway Refused to Spend $350,000 to Install Safety Equipment

A fatal car-train collision last January in Ogden, Ark., is the subject of three pending civil lawsuits. According to the lawsuits, the driver of the car was attempting to cross the railroad tracks when the vehicle was struck by a […]

Mark Bello

Renewed Safety Worries after LIRR Train Crash at Atlantic Terminal, Injuring Over 100 Passengers

A jam-packed Long Island Railroad (LIRR) commuter train crashed as it arrived at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. According to officials, the LIRR train was arriving at the terminal at 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into […]

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NTSB Rules Freight Train Crew Likely Fell Asleep Causing Fatal Crash

Federal investigators have ruled that the fatal collision between two Union Pacific freight trains in Arkansas on August 17, 2014 resulted from a fatigued engineer and conductor who both likely fell asleep aboard one of the trains. The collision derailed […]

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Tragic Accident Illustrates Need For Regulations on Party Bus Industry

The number of party bus carriers nationwide has skyrocketed in recent years. In California alone, it has more than doubled. Party buses are commercial vehicles used to host celebrations such as birthday parties, graduations, proms, and other special occasions. Many […]

Mark Bello

Tennessee Law Caps Damages for Victims of Bus Crash

The Durham Bus Company recently announced that they will pay for the funerals of six children who died as a result of a school bus crash in Chattanooga. In addition the company will pay for counseling, hospital expenses, travel and […]