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Family Sues Chrysler After Death of Star Trek Actor

Anton Yelchin 2011

Actor Anton Yelchin died in an accident involving its Jeep Grand Cherokee. The incident was widely reported, and news reports claiming that the defect that triggered the accident had already been associated with hundreds of other crashes were widely shared. Now, the actor’s parents have decided to not let their son’s death to be forgotten. …

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Man Jailed for Removing Tractor’s Safety Device

A 61-year-old California man was sentenced to a month of jail time and 80 hours of community service after it was revealed that he had disabled a safety device on a tractor that killed a vineyard worker. An employee became pinned underneath the tractor overnight, and he suffered injuries that experts say would have been …

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Fatal Helicopter Crash Could Lead to Safety Changes

Three people were killed Monday in Illinois when an emergency medical helicopter crashed. Approximately 400,000 patients are transported each year via medical helicopters, but more than 100 people have been killed in crashes since 2003. Medical helicopters can save lives because they allow people with serious injuries to be quickly transported to a hospital, but …

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Tragic Fire Raises Questions About Factory Safety

A fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh late last month killed 112 workers and has raised serious questions about the safety of factories. One of the problems blamed for the large number of fatalities was inefficient procedures that prevented many people from exiting the building in a timebly manner. The factory produced clothing for …

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One Killed in Construction Accident

A man was left hanging by a harness for hours after another person was killed as scaffolding collapsed at a work site in Pennsylvania. The incident happened Wednesday morning. Three employees were reportedly working in a 100-foot-tall water tower when equipment reportedly began to malfunction. One worker fell 50 feet to his death. Another fell …

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