Monthly Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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” … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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