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Recall: HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Recall: HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Name of product: Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Hazard: The internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard. HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is [...]

Trains Collide at Fulia Station, Bengal India, Compensation Offered

Trains Collide at Fulia Station, Bengal India, Compensation Offered

What: EMU (Electrical Multiple Unit) trains collide Where: Phulia station When: Jan 7 2012 Who: 1 fatality, 7 injured Why: 31536 Down Shantipur Local was on the tracks simultaneously with 31531 Up Shantipur Local. The Down train conductor R S Yadav attempted to stop but it was too late and was critically injured in the collision. The [...]

San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Damage$

San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Damage$

What: Regal Stone Limited and Fleet Management Ltd container ship M/V COSCO Busan, Fleet Management Ltd. operators Where: between San Francisco and Oakland When: November 7 2007 Why: Ship's pilot John Cota was navigating on prescription drugs; his ability to perform his job was impaired. The ship struck the Delta Tower of the San [...]

132 Million Bus Crash award

132 Million Bus Crash award

Los Paisanos bus lines was ordered by a jury to pay $132 million to victims of a 2005 bus crash. In 2005, Los Paisanos bus driver Heriberto Flores-Garcia, was speeding and eating at the same time, and drove 33 people from El Paso and Juárez off a Denver highway. Teresa Lozano Acevedo and Ascencion Ramirez Caraveo died in the crash. Roberto [...]

. Metrolink and Connex have agreed to the $200 million maximum payout

. Metrolink and Connex have agreed to the $200 million maximum payout

In 1997, Congress passed the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act which set $200 million as the maximum payout for a rail accident. It was designed to keep Amtrak's (government-aided rail service) afloat. Metrolink, however, is a subsidiary of the billion dollar international conglomerate Veolia. For victims of the Metrolink crash, some of [...]