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Fire Accidents and Injuries

Having a BBQ? Tips for Safe Grilling

Posted on June 26, 2015 to
In Wednesday’s blog, we discussed pool safety over the summer months—with this in mind, we would like to continue the trend of summer tips, this time focusing on grilling. Did you know that three out of every five households...
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What Is a Third Party Claim? Our Attorneys Explain This Aspect of The Law

Workers compensation law varies from state to state, meaning that the way the law applies to your situation in Maryland may not be the case in Virginia. There are also different aspects of workers compensation law that the average...
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Maryland Train Fire and Explosion Under Investigation

According to authorities, a chemical-carrying freight train collided with a garbage truck, derailed and exploded at a rail crossing outside Baltimore. In the third serious derailment in the US this month, over a dozen rail cars went off the...
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Worker Killed, Others Injured in Natural Gas Explosion

In April, a worker died from injuries suffered in an accident at a natural gas operation in West Virginia. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office reported that 56-year-old Bruce Phipps of Marietta died from injuries he sustained during a natural...
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Metro Pipes May be Subpar for Fire Safety

A spokesperson from the D.C. Fire and EMS said the Metro standpipes that fire fighters hook into during emergencies are too small. The result is that they do not carry enough water pressure, which could be a problem if...
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DC Fire Injures Four-Year-Old

Earlier this month, a fire in Northeast DC injured a four-year-old boy in the 1700 block of Benning Road. Firefighters found the boy unconscious in a first-floor apartment, and he was in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation, according...
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Christmas Tree Fire Causes $1.1 Million in Damage to Maryland Family’s House

A Maryland family’s home suffered extensive damage after an old tradition led to their Christmas tree catching fire. The family had decorated their tree with regular candles instead of the electrical lights and ornaments that most families use today....
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129-Year-Old Seminary Burns Down in Alexandria

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs reported a $278 million loss in 2009 due to fires. It also reported that every 19 hours a fire has either injured or killed someone throughout the state. The presence of fire alarms and...
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Northern Virginia Fire that Caused $2 Million in Damage Blamed On Disposal of Smoking Materials

The improper disposal of smoking materials is the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. In recent weeks, a number of such fires have occurred throughout the country. Improperly disposed charcoal briquettes led to a fire that...
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Electrical Fire at Hotels Near The White House Prompts Evacuation

The US Fire Administration ranks Washington, D.C. as the deadliest location in the United States regarding fires. For the most recent statistics available, the national average for deaths per million people is 13.2. Washington, D.C. led the nation at...
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