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Vehicle Involved in Indy Father’s Death Was on Recall List

Synopsis A car that was on a recall list for safety defects rolled into a northern Indianapolis retention pond with a 3-year-old inside. While the little girl survived the March 25th accident due to her father’s bravery, he drowned after saving her. Unfortunately, recall issues related to gear shifts had not been addressed. In 2017, [...]

By | 2018-04-19T09:07:29+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Product Liability, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Why Are Infant Mortality Rates Rising in the United States?

Synopsis The U.S. is the only developed country in the world with a rising infant (and maternal) mortality rate. And the rate of Indiana infants dying before their first birthday has risen steadily over the past five years, making the Hoosier state home to one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the nation. While other developed [...]

Indiana Public Libraries are Getting a Security Upgrade

Synopsis The Indiana public library system has recently made news for its commitment to upgrade library security systems. While there have not been any incidents of violence or evidence of people using drugs or alcohol while in the building, the number of people who visit the library under the influence triggers unwanted and disruptive behavior [...]

By | 2018-04-13T10:42:32+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Indiana News, Premises Liability|0 Comments

Drivers and Pedestrians Must Be More Alert Amid Greenwood Construction

Synopsis The City of Greenwood has officially started work on a 3.7 million revitalization project to upgrade roadways, pedestrian routes and bike paths, parking lots and sewer systems. The project will impact travel to schools, residences, and businesses and all drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians should take extra precaution when traveling through these work zones. More [...]

Parking Lots Are Common Locations for Car-Bicycle Accidents

Synopsis 2 in 5 accidents involve parking lots during the warmer seasons because of the increase of traffic, events, and more people traveling outside. Most parking lot accidents occur when a driver is turning into a parking lot or exiting one. Parking lots rules are similar to those on a roadway. The driver making a [...]

OSHA Enforcing New Beryllium Standards to Protect Workers

Synopsis On May 12, 2018, OSHA will begin to enforce a new rule on beryllium exposure in all forms, compounds, and mixtures in general, construction, and shipyard industries, prompting employers to take further responsibility to protect worker health from beryllium-related diseases. Beryllium is a toxic element and listed as a Class A EPA carcinogen because exposure can [...]

Choking Danger Prompts Recall of Popular Pacifier

Synopsis A popular baby pacifier holder, Dr. Brown’s Lovey, has been recalled after multiple reports of a design defect that poses a choking hazard. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officials say the recall of more than 590,000 of the products was voluntarily led by manufacturer, Handi-Craft. The lovey pacifier and teether holders were sold at [...]

By | 2018-04-08T22:10:00+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Injuries to Children, Product Liability|0 Comments

7 Safety Recommendations for Your Next ATV Outing

Synopsis Several teenagers were involved in an ATV crash that left two hospitalized. The group of teens were not wearing helmets. Although off-roading can be an enjoyable pastime when safe driving practices are followed, it is also inherently dangerous, especially for operators and passengers who are not wearing the appropriate gear. ATV safety is an [...]

Indiana Investing In Railroad Crossing Safety After Dangerous 2017

Synopsis The Hoosier state was home to 12 fatal motor vehicle-meets-train accidents, and 47 injuries and 101 collisions with trains in 2017, ranking sixth highest in the nation. State and Federal government have been proposing improvements to railroad safety for years, including House Bill 1002, aimed to improve crash-prone rail intersections across the state. In [...]

Pedestrian Traffic Report Documents Rising Fatalities

Synopsis A new report reviewing the first half of 2017’s pedestrian traffic fatalities has been released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, estimating the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide was 5,984. One-third of these pedestrian fatalities occurred on local municipal streets and about 75 percent occurred after dark. Because both 2015 [...]

By | 2018-04-08T22:09:15+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death|0 Comments