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Mark Bello

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 […]

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Bicyclist’s Death Prompts State to Build Bike Lane

In December 2015, a 38-year-old man was killed while riding his bicycle on what is known as Portland Highway. According to the Portland Police Bureau, the bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet and had a flashing red light on the […]

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Why Settle A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Rather Than Go To Court?

In case you missed it, last August, a 10-year-old boy was killed at while riding the Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas. The boy was the son of a Republican State Representative and was at […]

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Ghost Ship Tragedy Raises Questions Over How To Make Artist Housing Affordable And Safe

The first pair of wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, California during a dance party on December 2. Officials say 36 people died in the blaze. According to […]

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Bride-to-Be Crushed to Death by Car-Factory Robot

Safe and efficient robot-human interaction has the power to transform assembly lines. Robots are great at moving heavy machinery at high speeds and can conduct monotonous jobs with ease, but they move blindly with no intelligence. If they make contact […]

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Why Did A Routine Dental Visit Cut A Child’s Life Too Short?

A 14-month old Austin, Texas girl (Daisy) was supposed to have two cavities fixed at Austin Children’s Dentistry. It was a routine procedure with general anesthesia. Betty Squier, Daisy’s mom, was asked to comfort her daughter until the anesthesia was administered; […]