When a car company manufactures a vehicle component part, it has a duty to do so correctly and safely, testing the product regularly and observing federal regulations. Hyundai’s Genesis models manufactured between 2009 and 2012 were found to have sufficient corrosion in certain brake system components that could result in reduced braking efficiency and increase...Read More
A retired Maryland State Police trooper was killed recently when a car crashed into the building where he had been living. Philip Nolan Jr., 57, left the force in 2005 as a sergeant, after serving more than 20 years and was making a living as a welder. Read More
Many of our nation’s industries rely on trains to get raw materials from one end of the country to the other. The United States is second only to China in the amount of raw materials shipped by freight train every year. For the billion-dollar shipping companies who rely on trains to ship their bulk materials,...Read More
The unwritten social contract tells us that when we drive a car on public streets, we must take responsibility for our actions. We are responsible not only for ourselves, but for any passengers we might take on, as well as pedestrians and other drivers around us. Not all drivers seem to understand or care about...Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that in 2012, on average, almost 100 workers died every week on American construction sites – more than a dozen deaths every day. This number is actually lower than in past years, and yet it is still far too high. Read More
Sometimes one wonders what it will take to finally get people to stop driving drunk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that almost 30 people in America die every day in crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. This is roughly equivalent to one death every hour. Yet people still insist on getting behind the wheel after...Read More
Smart pump technology has demonstrably reduced mistakes in the management of intravenous drug delivery, but software malfunctions and other frightening complications continue to occur.
The FDA reported last month that CareFusion's Alaris Pump 8100 was recalled due to a software failure. Since 2009, CareFusion has been forced to recall this same product three different times.
Tenants of one of Alexandria’s largest affordable housing complexes were horrified at the discovery of asbestos during renovations, and even more horrified at the fact that it took three months for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the work. Over a hundred angry residents faced federal regulators, local authorities and their own landlord to...Read More
According to the Washington City Paper, Washington, D.C. is one of the safest places in the US for pedestrian activity; however, the streets of DC’s suburbs are a different story. The National Complete Streets Coalition recently released a report analyzing the dangers to pedestrians in metropolitan areas across the US. According to the report, Washington,...Read More
According to The Washington Post, hundreds of individuals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are struck by vehicles annually, and 82 pedestrians are killed on average. A recent study conducted by the National Complete Street Coalition showed that many older cities like Washington, D.C. experienced higher rates of pedestrian fatalities, with 20 percent of all...Read More