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First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

October 8th, 2019|Comments Off on First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

Massachusetts health officials on Monday revealed that a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County was the state’s first known vaping-related death, the latest victim in a nationwide outbreak of potentially fatal lung ailments apparently caused by the smoking products. An initial report indicated the woman vaped nicotine, according to the Department of Public Health, which added that it is still investigating what products she

Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. SOURCE: Consumer Product Safety Commission Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. Since 2015, 10 infant deaths have been reported in the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play, according to the

Massachusetts Gas Explosions In Merrimack Valley #MVGasFire

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon in the northern section of the state, namely the Lawrence / Andover / Merrimack Valley area, there were several gas explosions related to a major gas leak in the area. Many homes were destroyed from explosions and fires, one young man was killed and at least 20 people were injured. Follow what's happening on your local news and Twitter. [custom-twitter-feeds]

Concerns Raised Over Unshielded Truck Spinning Power Take Off

May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

On April 13th, 2009, former All-Star pitcher Mark Fidrych suffocated after his clothes became entangled with a spinning part on the truck he was working on, Massachusetts authorities said Thursday. The state medical examiner's office ruled the death an accident, according to a release from the Worcester District Attorney's office. A friend found Fidrych, 54, beneath a 10-wheel dump truck on Monday at his Northborough

Crane Falls Down in Boston as Suffolk University Roof was Being Inspected – Worker Killed

May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

On the morning of February 7, 2009, one worker was killed and another seriously injured after a crane (also known as a hydraulic “aerial lift”) used to inspect the roof of a seven-story Suffolk University dormitory fell over. The crane’s 110-foot metal arm toppled over, crushing the building in Downtown Crossing. District Fire Chief Ron Harrington said two workers were in the basket as it

Design Flaws in Boston’s Big Dig Tunnel System Railings Reportedly Lead to Accidents and Deaths

May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

As of February 14, 2010, State Trooper Vincent Cila was one of seven (7) motorists and passengers who had been killed when they struck the handrails lining Boston’s Big Dig tunnel system between 2005 and 2008. One other person reportedly lost an arm and survived. Cila struck the vertical handrail post on top of the barrier, according to the police reconstruction. His left arm was

Infant Sling Carriers Reportedly Linked to Deaths

May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) is released an advisory warning parents and caregivers about hazards associated with infant slings marketed for babies younger than four months of age. As of March 12, 2010, the CPSC was investigating at least fourteen (14) deaths associated with sling-style infant carriers, including three in 2009. Twelve of the deaths involved babies younger than four months of age.

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

April 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

On April 1, 2017, a carbon monoxide leak at the Quality Inn & Suites in Niles, Michigan resulted in the death of a child. Bryan Watts, age 13, was one of fourteen individuals injured by a carbon monoxide leak in the pool area of the hotel. Eight of these individuals were also children who were at the hotel for a birthday party. At about 10

Hospitals Faulted for Failure to Report Injuries and Deaths

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

A dozen hospitals worldwide, including three large hospitals in Massachusetts, have been faulted by Federal regulators for failing to properly report the injuries and deaths. Due to a lack of effort by medical facilities to detect problems with certain medical devices, these devices may have caused significant harm. Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and UMass Memorial Hospital were three of seventeen hospitals inspected

Safer Together: CPSC and CBP Collaborate to Keep Unsafe Toys Off Store Shelves

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are joining forces to help keep dangerous toys away from children. Their focus will be on detecting shipments of toys and children’s products at the ports, to prevent offending products from entering the streams of commerce. Over the past four years, the CPSC and CBP have reportedly stopped more than 8

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