Blog Posts in January, 2011

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  • Part 1: Fatal Explosion in San Bruno Caused By Poor Welding?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 26, 2011

    In September of 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, near San Francisco. Eight people were killed in the explosion, and more injured. The explosion, which occurred at night, also destroyed over 40 homes. The fatal accident caused damage to over 15 acres of land in San Bruno and, according to a previous article by the New York Times, was so intense that officials first ...
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  • Dog Days: Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers & Their Dogs

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 24, 2011

    In many cities and states, drivers who are caught using their phone behind the wheel face fines. This was part of the movement to decrease the number of traffic incidents related to distracted driving . According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people were killed in 2010 due in part to distracted driving. In addition, nearly 450,000 were injured in ...
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  • Sunnyvale Multi-Car Crash Leaves Two Injured, One Dead

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 14, 2011

    A multi- car accident on Wednesday morning in Sunnyvale, California, left two injured and one dead. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), police arrested one of the drivers for drinking and driving. He had been driving a BMW that initially crashed into a wall on a transition ramp. This car accident actually caused secondary accidents. After crashing into the wall, the BMW continued to move ...
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  • Chromium and Cobalt Toxicity and the DePuy Hip Implant

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 10, 2011

    We've previously written about the recall of DePuy Hip Implants. What we haven't addressed is what to consider in deciding whether to replace the recalled DePuy Hip Implant. Some people that have the recalled hips in place are not experiencing much pain, or at least not enough to want to undergo another operation to replace it, along with all of the rehabilitation and recovery that would follow ...
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