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  • The Dangers of Whiplash After a Car Accident

    September 22, 2017

    “Whiplash” is the more commonly-known name for a neck sprain caused by the head whipping forward and backward forcefully. The forces involved in a car accident can easily cause whiplash, which is one reason the injury is commonly linked to car crashes. Whiplash is particularly dangerous because the symptoms of the damage may take 24 […]

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  • Speeding May Have Played a Role in Fatal Squirrel Hill Tunnel Crash

    September 18, 2017

    A 27-year-old man was killed recently when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic outside the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Now, investigators believe that speeding may have played a role in the car accident—and that if so, the speeding was consistent with the driver’s history of speeding and reckless […]

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  • Family of Patient Who Refused Blood Transfusion on Religious Grounds May Not Pursue Medical Malpractice Claim, Says Court

    September 14, 2017

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that the family of a patient who repeatedly refused blood transfusions on religious grounds may not pursue a medical malpractice claim related to the patient’s death, according to a recent article in the Legal Intelligencer. The patient involved in the case was hospitalized with […]

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  • Industry Safety Standards for Pipe Systems Containing Toxic Gas

    September 04, 2017

    There are several critical safety processes and industry safety standards that must be followed to ensure worker safety when workers open pipe systems that contain toxic or flammable gas. Generally, they are referred to as “Lock Out- Tag Out” (LOTO) procedures and Isolation, Purging and Blanking procedures. Before “breaking” open a pipe or line (“breaking” […]

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  • 2 Workers Killed & 3 Others Injured in Bruce Mansfield Power Plant Accident, Beaver County

    September 01, 2017

    According to local news media reports, Enerfab Corp. workers were working in an underground pit, referred to as a “well-type” area, when hydrogen sulfide gas released into their confined working space upon removal of an elbow joint in a pipe. Hydrogen sulfide gas is a very dangerous and toxic substance, which depending on concentration released, […]

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  • Common Injuries That Result From Auto Accidents

    August 29, 2017

     Auto accident often have some common trends when it comes to the injuries that result from them. That’s because, in most instances, people are in similar positions when the impact occurs since they’re sitting in a car. Here are some common injuries that can be seen in accidents. Head and Brain Injuries One of the […]

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  • 4 Safety Tips for Driving at Night

    August 22, 2017

    Driving at night is one of those things that some people avoid as much as possible because it can be rather scary on the roadways in the dark. Statistics from 2009 show that about 49 percent of fatal car crashes occur at night throughout the country. Use these safety tips to help reduce your risk […]

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  • Trial Underway For Hit-and-Run Accident Killing Bicyclist

    August 15, 2017

    A trial has finally started for a man accused of killing a 24-year-old bicyclist on September 18, 2015. The bicyclist died from a head injury that was sustained during the accident when he was struck by a pickup truck. Eyewitnesses to the crash say that the vehicle didn’t even appear to slow down at the […]

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  • Doctors Believe Pledge’s Death Could Possibly Have Been Avoided

    August 08, 2017

    Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State University hosted a pledging event on February 2nd where a large quantity of alcohol was purchased for the party. Many are calling the death of a pledge that night a hazing tragedy. Pledges were required to drink a large amount of alcohol in a relatively short amount of […]

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  • Bicycle Fatality in the Spring Garden Section of Troy Hill

    July 28, 2017

    Jayden Montgomery, an 8-year-old boy, was tragically killed yesterday after being hit by a dump truck in the Spring Garden section of Troy Hill, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. This tragic crash serves as a reminder of the heightened danger that exists during the summer due to increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic. One neighbor, who was […]

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