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Mark Bello

Injuries and Deaths Raise Questions About On-Set Safety

Back in the early days of Hollywood, a lack of regulation led to many on-set accidents and deaths. The alarming frequency of incidents led to safety protocols, but despite these regulations, making movies is still risky for actors and crew […]

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Two Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Massachusetts Nursing Home

Two families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against a Massachusetts nursing home claiming the facility is to blame for the residents’ deaths in 2015 from injuries suffered after falls. Both residents died of blunt force head trauma. One victim was […]

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Remember the “Golden Rules” During ATV Safety Week

Hundreds of thousands of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents occur each year; it is rare for victims to just walk away after the crash. Here are four fatal ATV crashes that occurred this weekend alone that illustrate that danger. An Ohio […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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Virginia Supreme Court Reinstates Lawsuit under “Last Clear Chance” Doctrine

In 2013, a husband and father of three was struck by a train while walking adjacent to train tracks owned by CSX Transportation, killing him instantly. Although his wife acknowledged that her husband was partially responsible, she filed a wrongful […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits against Two Rideshare Companies Allege Driver Distracted by App

Ridesharing services have become increasingly popular because of their convenience. While the ridesharing apps are easy for travelers to use, they are also problematic because the driver is required to use his/her phone in order to connect with paying passengers. […]

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Putting Safety First When Working With Robots

An increasing number of jobs once performed by humans are now performed by robots. With robotics playing such a pivotal role in the future of manufacturing, keeping humans safe is gaining the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]