Category Archives: Catastrophic Injuries

Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts

According to authorities, seven people died in an overnight fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Massachusetts. All of the victims were discovered in two third-floor apartments. The origin of the fire remains unknown. An extensive investigation, including the fire … Continue reading

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2 Year Old Boy At Daycare Dies In Fall From Roof

Daylan Walker, a 2-year-old who had been dropped off at a Columbia Road day care where he had started only two weeks earlier, somehow made his way to the roof of the building. Daylan fell from the roof in an … Continue reading

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Federal Authorities Investigating Circus Incident Involving Broken Clip

On Sunday May 4, 2014, eight circus acrobats suffered injuries when they fell to the ground while performing a hair-hanging stunt. Evidence including a broken clip and other material has been turned over to federal workplace safety investigators. A ninth … Continue reading

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Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion on last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people … Continue reading

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Construction Site Accident In Boston’s Theater District Being Investigated

On March 20, 2014, a partial building collapse in Boston’s Theater District caused injuries to three workers. While the investigation is in its early stages, initial reports indicate that a heavy load of steel placed on the unfinished 12th floor … Continue reading

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Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On February 26, 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 720 Cork Stacker block sets. Small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves a three-piece … Continue reading

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Two Children Suffocate Inside Self-Locking Chest – Subject Of 1996 Recall

Two children from Franklin, Massachusetts died on January 12, 2014 in an automatically locking hope chest. Officials remain concerned that many similar chests remain in people’s homes after nearly 20 years of recall efforts. In Reynoldsburg, Ohio in 1999, a … Continue reading

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Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard

Parents and caregivers should be forewarned this holiday season – some toys that are attractive to oral-age children, including products resembling food or candy, could have small parts that are dangerous. For example, on December 12, 2013, about 1,500 water-absorbing … Continue reading

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REPORT: PORTABLE GASOLINE CONTAINERS MAY POSE EXPLOSION HAZARD

NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about. Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United … Continue reading

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Sound Baby Monitors Recalled After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard

  On November 21, 2013 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads. The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, … Continue reading

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