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Common Medical Errors in Hospitals and Clinics

When you seek treatment from a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, you expect that person to use his or her education, training and expertise to provide you with the best care possible. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and there are a number of errors that often occur in hospitals and clinics in Georgia and […]

Asbestos May Present Significant Hazards to Workers

Although asbestos has not been used in building materials for nearly a half-century, reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate that up to 1.3 million workers in the United States are regularly exposed to the hazardous material each day. When inhaled, asbestos fibers can cause serious health issues. Research shows that even […]

OSHA Cites Major Food Producer After Workplace Injuries

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited Koch Foods of Mississippi for several safety violations at the company’s production facility in Morton, Mississippi. The agency reportedly investigated the Koch Foods poultry processing plant after two workers suffered injuries this past spring. It also coincided with OSHA’s Regional Emphasis Program for Poultry Processing […]

Would Self-Driving Cars Make Distracted Driving Worse?

If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have heard that some considerable progress has been made in the world of self-driving cars. And although there’s much work to be done, it appears that we are getting closer to a world in which vehicles are semi-autonomous, allow us all to sit back and relax […]

Former College Football Star Killed in Atlanta Auto Accident

A former college football star quarterback was killed in a car accident in an Atlanta suburb in late August. According to reports, Dee Dowis died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County. Dowis played for the Air Force Academy in the late 1980s and set the NCAA career […]

SUV Strikes Motorcycle in Fatal Georgia Crash

Law enforcement authorities continued to investigate a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in Lawrenceville, Georgia September 20. According to news reports, an SUV driven by a 49-year-old man struck a 55-year-old man who was riding a motorcycle. The rider died at the scene, and no charges have yet been filed against the driver of the […]

Accident at Georgia Port Causes Death to Worker

An accident at a port on the Savannah River resulted in one worker’s death after an SUV the man was loading onto a vessel reportedly jumped off the ramp and fell into the water below. A union representative said that the accident remains under investigation, and he did not release the name of the worker […]

Man Dies in Alleged Reckless Driving-Related Crash

A fatal auto accident involving an off-duty law enforcement officer remains under investigation as state troopers determine whether or not reckless driving was a factor in the crash. According to news reports, authorities suspect the police officer was racing another vehicle when he lost control of his car and crashed in Midtown Atlanta in the […]

Atlanta Recording Artist Dies in Car Accident

A well-known local rapper named Shawty Lo died in a fatal mid-September accident on Interstate 285 in southern Fulton County. According to police reports, the recording artist was a passenger in a vehicle on a southbound ramp. The driver of the car reportedly lost control, leaving the road and crashing into a tree. This caused […]

NHTSA Investigates Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash

The fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S traveling in self-driving mode is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. According to reports, Tesla enthusiast Joshua Brown died when the car’s Autopilot program failed to detect the broad side of a white tractor-trailer and proceeded across a highway at full […]