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Senators Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) have introduced a new bill, called the Repairing Every Car to Avoid Lost Lives (RECALL) Act, which would require the agency in charge of registering vehicles (DMV, Secretary of State office, etc.) to send car owners notices of any open recalls on their vehicles when they send

Burns might seem like an ordinary hazard of the trade when you work in kitchens or restaurants. A recent survey of fast food workers conducted by the Hart Research Association found that 79% of respondents were burned at least once on the job in the past year and 58% were burned more than once in

61-year-old Derrick Felton, the owner of a pack of vicious dogs who nearly killed a Detroit man in early October has been arrested in connection to the incident. Felton is being charged with three counts of harboring a vicious animal causing injury, which could mean up to four years in jail for each count. Shortly

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has pleaded guilty to federal charges that they knowingly sold medicine that was contaminated with metal particles. The impacted medicine included over-the-counter liquid Tylenol and Motrin for children and infants. Fortunately, nobody was injured by the tainted medicine. The company will have to pay $25 million

With drunk drivers posing such a big danger to drivers, it’s naturally something the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) studies carefully. Since 1973, the NHTSA has periodically conducted national surveys called the Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers. The survey was conducted in 1973, 1986, 1996, 2007, and 2013-2014. To collect the

Randall Miller, director of the now-scrapped film Midnight Rider, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter over the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones was killed in February 2014 while the crew was trying to film a dream sequence on a train trestle when a train came down the tracks unexpectedly. Miller also pleaded guilty

Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating an infected patient, is suing her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. She claims she contracted the virus because her employer was negligent by failing to provide adequate training or protection for working with such a highly contagious patient. She also says her employer

Injuries resulting from car accidents are common enough to be considered a public health issue. They are one of the biggest causes of death among people age 54 and younger. In 2012, non-fatal car accident injuries sent over 2.2 million adult drivers to the emergency room and cost over $50 billion in medical and lost

Head-On Collisions 56% of all motorcycle accidents are accidents that involve another vehicle. In the vast majority of these cases (78%), these accidents are head-on collisions. Only 5% of car/motorcycle accidents happen when the car hits a motorcycle from behind. Cars Making Left Hand Turns When cars make left-hand turns, it can be an incredibly

Fiat Chrysler has just announced a recall of 26,000 cars in North America due to a transmission problem that can prevent a car from being able to shift into park. The recall covers 2015 Chrysler 200s with a V-6 engine. No deaths or injuries have been reported yet, but the manufacturer has received five complaints