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CPSC Issues Recall on Heating/Cooling Units

January 7th, 2013

Jan. 7, 2013 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has partnered with Goodman Company L.P., a Houston-based company, to recall approximately 155 of the Amana Packaged Gas/Electric Heating and Cooling units. A CPSC press release states the recall was issued after the company was notified of faulty information on the unit that poses significant harm […]


California Law Enforcement Works To Eliminate Distracted Driving

December 31st, 2012

December 31, 2012 Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents across the United States, and in California, more than 200 Car Accidents were attributed to the behavior. According to the Daily Democrat, the state is battling the problem with the “Phone In One Hand. Ticket In The Other” campaign. Experts say that using a cellphone […]


Slip and Fall Accidents Common In the Workplace

December 17th, 2012

December 17, 2012 Slip and fall accidents are said to be responsible for causing thousands of injuries in hospitals each year. In fact, research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found as many as 2,600 medical staff members reported missing at least one day of work last year due to injuries sustained in slip […]


Drugged Driving Becoming A Major Concern In California

December 10th, 2012

December 10, 2012 With the number of marijuana-related drugged driving accidents on the rise, many citizens are concerned about marijuana use and highway safety. CBS News discusses the problem and what law enforcement is doing to solve it. Santa Cruz County seems to be at the center of the debate, with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) […]


Head Injuries and Toxin Exposure May Lead To Onset Of Parkinson’s Disease

December 3rd, 2012

December 3, 2012 Researchers at UCLA discovered that the combination of exposure to dangerous pesticides and sustaining a California Brain Injury can lead to having a three times higher chance of developing Parkinson’s disease. An article published in Neurology stated the study was conducted by surveying more than 1,000 individuals over the age of 35 who live […]


Firefighters Warn Of Dangers When Using Firepot Fuel Gels

November 26th, 2012

November 26, 2012 Despite the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issuing a voluntary recall for the fuel gel used in a decorative flaming ceramic pot more than a year ago due to Fire and Burn Injury risks, firefighters in California are reminding residents these products are dangerous. ABC 7 News reports the flame inside the […]


California Ranked Among States With High Numbers Of Cooking Fires On Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2012

November 19, 2012 Millions of Americans fry turkeys each Thanksgiving. What many people don’t realize though is just how dangerous deep-frying a turkey can be. According to a press release published by CNBC.com, approximately 1,000 cooking fires are reported in the United States each Thanksgiving. Many of these accidents have resulted in people suffering serious fire […]


New Campaign Aims to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents Among Elderly

November 12th, 2012

November 12, 2012 Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injuries in the United States’ elderly population. In fact, 95 percent of elderly patients suffering from hip fractures sustained the injury in a fall, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says one in three senior citizens will fall each year. […]


Oakland Crane Mechanic Killed In Work-Related Accident

November 5th, 2012

November 5, 2012 A 51-year-old Oakland, California, man was killed recently in a work-related accident at the Port of Oakland. The Silicon Valley Mercury News reports the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. on October 24 at berth 37, part of the Ben E. Nutter Terminal. A port spokesperson, Marilyn Sandifur, stated the crane mechanic, who […]


Lawsuit To Be Filed In Connection To Northern California Car Accident

October 29th, 2012

October 29, 2012 The Record Searchlight reports a lawsuit will likely be filed against Shasta County for a car accident caused by a defective highway design that left two young girls seriously injured The California Car Accident occurred March 16 at a bridge abutment along a highway in Cottonwood, California. Accident reports indicate the father of the two girls, […]