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September 2013 Archives

Chemical leak in Pennsylvania business sends one to hospital

One person was sent to the hospital and several homes and businesses were evacuated after a chemical leak at a Pennsylvania business occurred. The report did not indicate what the chemical was but authorities stated that it posed no threat to the public.

Disability insurance is a help anyone should consider

For some, disability is a removed idea. Some people have never suffered injuries or illnesses that disable them. But more people than some might think will suffer from conditions that not only are painful and unpleasant but they are severe enough that it keeps people from doing their jobs and supporting themselves.

Off-duty officer is DUI suspect in fatal Pennsylvania car crash

People want to believe that anyone, regarless of their gender, age, income or profession, are treated the same in the eyes of the law. A Pennsylvania community is debating whether the case of a police officer who was part of a recent car accident is being handled in a fair manner. Is the suspect getting treated favorably because of his public post?

Malpractice can happen to anyone, even an infamous Yankee

One doesn't have to be a baseball player to know that Alex Rodriguez of the MLB Yankees has been in some trouble with the league recently. While he has always been a player that people either love or hate, this past couple of months have given everyone a reason to doubt him. He was suspended for suspicion of using performance-enhancing drugs and is taking legal action in response to the controversy.

12 workers injured in fire at Pennsylvania munitions factory

A dozen factory workers were hospitalized as a result of a factory fire in Jamestown on Sept. 10. The fire began at about 5:45 a.m. that morning in the Kinsman Road plant which manufactures tear gas and other tactical munitions. According to the local fire chief, the blaze occurred in a section of the facility normally used to manufacture gas canisters. He described the fire as small and said that it was soon extinguished by the company's newly installed sprinkler system.

Most states miss out on anti-distracted driving funds

Government plays a significant role in creating safer roads in Pennsylvania as well as in other states. Without government funding, various safety efforts would never get started that serve the best interests of their communities. Drunk driving prevention is just one example of how funding is used to implement traffic safety programs.

Alcohol impacts sobriety and severely changes safety beliefs

It is the weekend. It is very common for adults to consume some alcoholic beverages during their down time, and that in and of itself isn't a bad thing. However, a recent psychological study regarding drunk driving supports why safety advocates worry about the risks of drunk driving in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Pennsylvania teacher, 2 others die in car accident

Some people leave a lasting impression on almost everyone they meet. Losing these unforgettable and influential figures can be incredibly difficult. Unfortunately, a Pennsylvania community is dealing with the recent loss of two women who were respected by many. One of women was a teacher at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. She and her friend became involved in a car accident that ultimately claimed the lives of three people.

Family kidney transplant goes wrong with hospital mix-up

Surgery is a big deal, whether you are a healthy person or someone who is sick. Both a healthy and a sick patient were the subjects of a kidney transplant effort in an out-of-state medical case. A brother, 21, felt honored to be able to try to help his sister who suffers from renal disease. He agreed to donate his kidney to the 25-year-old, but hospital action thwarted the courageous plan.

Workers in D.C., Pennsylvania seek money after 9/11

Some emergency workers in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., are pursuing legal claims and health benefits similar to those that their New York counterparts received after the Sept. 11 attacks, federal officials say. Federal reports listed at least 91 people who claimed they were injured on the job at the two other crash sites affected 12 years ago. Of those, 66 people in the nation's capital and 25 in Pennsylvania are seeking their portion of a multibillion-dollar fund. Those numbers are tiny when compared with more than 24,000 emergency workers, construction workers and others who sought remuneration after they became sick after 9/11.

Pennsylvania construction worker hurt trying to avoid accident

A Pennsylvania construction worker sustained serious injuries Aug. 30 he became trapped under an asphalt roller. The man was trying to avoid an accident on Saunders Station Road near Monroeville when the roller tipped over on him.

Negligence, not collision, suspected as cause of motorcycle crash

Negligence comes in all forms. Negligence on the roads tends to take the shape of car crashes. But head-on collisions are not the only catastrophes that make the roads dangerous. Sometimes, all it takes is a wrong move for a lone driver to lose control of his vehicle and crash.

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