Dump Truck Road Construction
Construction Worker Killed by Molnau Trucking Dump Truck in MN

A construction worker was tragically killed on a road construction site in Delano, Minnesota when a dump truck driver ran over her. She had gotten out of her vehicle right before being fatally hit by the dump truck. Jaqueline J.…

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Pickup Driver Killed When Semitrailer Backed out of Driveway

A semitrailer is not supposed to back out onto a road trailer-first. The reason for this is clear. The semi driver can’t see if a vehicle is coming, and anyone traveling on the road is at risk if severe injury…

Box Truck Semi Crash
Accidents Involving Semi Trucks Prove Fatal in SD, RI and ND

The last week has witnessed several fatal semi truck accidents on our nation’s roads. Most are still currently under investigation; in at least one, the driver of the trucks has been charged by police officials with reckless driving. South Dakota…

Truck Driver Safety
Wrongful Deaths from Trucking Accidents Prevented with Safety Technologies

Wrongful deaths from trucking accidents would decline significantly and truck accident injuries would be cut by more than 22,000 hospitalizations a year if tractor-trailer rigs were equipped with advanced safety technologies, according to a new semi-truck safety report by AAA’s…

Colorado Finds 428 Leaking Pipelines Near Occupied Buildings

At least, 428 Colorado oil and gas pipelines located near residential areas are leaking, according to a new report by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC). Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered a statewide review of pipelines within 1,000…

Building on Fire
Report: Multiple-Death Fires Surged in 2016

The number of catastrophic multiple-death fires surged in 2016, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Both the number of these fires and the deaths resulting from them were higher in 2016 than in 2015…

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One Killed, One Injured When Semi Truck Hits Pickup near Sleepy Eye

A passenger in a pickup was killed and the driver critically injured in crash on Highway 4 in Home Township, Minnesota. A Hino Straight semi truck was traveling northbound on Highway 4 in Home Township, Brown County. A Chevy pickup…

Slow Traffic
Creighton University Student from Rosemount, MN Tragically Killed

A young woman from Rosemount, Minnesota, was tragically killed yesterday in a crash on Interstate 80 in Omaha, Nebraska. The driver of a semi truck failed to slow down for slow traffic and rear ended the Toyota Prius in which…

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East St. Louis Apartment Fire: 1 Dead, 2 Injured

One person died and two others were injured in a July 26 fire at the Orr-Weathers Apartments in East St. Louis.  Firefighters arrived at the 7-story public housing complex on the 1400 block of Missouri just after 2 a.m. Most…

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3 Dead, 6 Injured in Chesapeake, Virginia Senior Living Fire

Three people are dead and six others are recovering from injuries after a massive fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Living Apartments in the early mornings hours of July 15.  Firefighters responding to the call at around 4:35 a.m., found…

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Tampa Electric Power Plant Explosion Kills 2, Injures 4

An explosion at Tampa Electric Co.’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Florida yesterday killed two people and critically injured four others. The crew of six, which included one employee and five contract workers, was performing routine maintenance on a…

Legionella Pneumophila Testing
Summit Greens Spa Focus of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Investigation in Clermont, FL

Three cases of Legionnaires’ disease are associated with the pool and spa at Summit Greens, a residential community for people 55 and over, located in Clermont, FL, just outside of Orlando. There are over 700 homes, according to the Florida…