Monthly Archives: September 2010

Massachusetts Doctor Gets Sentenced to Jail for Death of Patient

On Tuesday, September 14th, 2009, a Massachusetts doctor, Rapin Osathanondh,was sentenced to six months in jail (three months in prison followed by nine months of home confinement with electronic monitoring) and three years probation for pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter … Continue reading

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San Bruno Gas Explosion Disaster

On September 9, 2010, in San Bruno, California, a massive gas explosion resulted from a ruptured line owned by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). While the cause of the explosion is unknown at this time, PG&E promised to accept responsibility … Continue reading

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Founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. (1934-2010)

Edward M. Swartz, the founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. and pioneer on toy safety, died at age 76. Mr. Swartz took on the multibillion-dollar toy industry for decades with his annual “10 Worst Toys List.” Consumer activist Ralph Nader … Continue reading

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Fall Kills Yankee Candle Worker

On August 19, 2010, a 24-year old worker died at the Yankee Candle Co. warehouse in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He was operating a forklift when he fell 30 feet to his death. Richard Tyson, of Springfield, Massachusetts was pronounced dead at … Continue reading

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Fan Suffers Head Injury after fall at Fenway Park

On August 18, 2010, a fan suffered a head injury after falling 14 feet in Fenway Park. Officer Eddy Chrispin, the Boston police spokesman, reported that a man was found lying on his back with head injuries. The man was … Continue reading

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Baby Hammocks Recalled Due to Suffocation Hazard

On August 24, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced a recall of Infant and Toddler Hammocks manufactured in Malaysia and sold in the U.S. by MamaLittleHelper LLC, of Frisco, Texas. The hammocks in question were deemed defective … Continue reading

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Bystander Killed in Boston Bar Fight

In the early morning hours of August 14, 2010, Hector Guardiola allegedly threw a beer mug that shattered during an argument at the Lansdowne Pub near Fenway Park. The mug broke and a glass shard pierced the neck of 23-year-old … Continue reading

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MBTA Van Kills Pedestrian

On Monday, August 9, 2010, a man was struck and killed by an MBTA van in Norwood, Massachusetts. The 51 year old man was crossing the street when he was hit by “the RIDE” MBTA van, which takes people to … Continue reading

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