Month: December 2012

OSHA Explains Hazards Involving Mold in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a new fact sheet outlining the effects of mold and the safeguards that must be taken when mold is in the workplace. This has been a response to the mold that cleanup workers in the Hurricane Sandy aftermath are facing. The sheet gives background information on mold, […]

Written by on December 27, 2012

Bed Rails Continue to be Dangerous

The New York Times published an article recently that described a serious problem that has not been handled very well by the authorities – injuries and deaths that have been caused by bedrails.  These incidents are an all too common occurrence in homes, hospitals and nursing homes.  According to the article the bedrails are a […]

Written by on December 25, 2012

Wrong Way Driver Travels over 11 Miles on a Missouri Interstate

According to a recent story reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a 78 year old man was traveling for over 11 miles the wrong way on Interstate Highway 44 in Southwest Missouri. The man was initially spotted by Missouri State police Tuesday evening.  The officers attempted to accurately track his progress by traveling the right […]

Written by on December 20, 2012

St Charles County Man Charged in High Speed Chase

A man who sped away from a Missouri Highway patrolman who was trying to pull him over for speeding has been charged with felony assault on a police officer and driving while intoxicated. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on December 10 that the car reached up to 110 MPH while the chase was going on.  […]

Written by on December 18, 2012

State Trooper Hit and Killed by a Truck Driver with a Medical Condition

The driver of a truck that struck and killed an Illinois State Trooper who was conducting a routine traffic stop may have been unconscious due to a medical condition. The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared the driver an “imminent hazard” which means he is not allowed to drive commercially at least for now. The U.S […]

Written by on December 13, 2012

Motorcycle Drivers More Likely to Suffer Serious Injury or Death in Accidents

A Government Accountability Office report looking at data collected in 2010 estimates that motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people using other vehicles.  According to the report $16 billion was spent for deaths and injuries related to motorcycle accidents but the overall cost is hard to calculate. The change […]

Written by on December 11, 2012

Faulty Dishwasher Blamed for Fire

A dishwasher that had been the subject of a recall in 2009 has been blamed for causing $70,000 in damages to a St. Peters home. The dishwasher, a Bosch and Siemens Model according to the report in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was recalled by BSH home Appliances Corporation due to a bad electrical component that […]

Written by on December 6, 2012

St. Charles Man Arrested after Ramming his Pick up into his Girlfriend’s Car

A St. Charles man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including DUI, after ramming his truck twice into his girlfriend’s car while she was trying to get away from him. The man is also facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child as the couple’s one year old son was in her […]

Written by on December 4, 2012