It is always tragic when a young person dies in a motor vehicle accident. On Oct. 20, a 23-year-old Morgan State University senior with a promising future died in a car accident at approximately 10:30 p.m. The crash took place in the Fells Point neighborhood in Baltimore, and resulted in the death of an 18-year-old front seat passenger in another vehicle.
Parents' Halloween fears of predators and tainted treats pale before the scary truth that their children's most dangerous threat comes from their own costumes. Every year, children receive serious injuries, including burns, because parents do not realize that a costume can be a dangerous product. The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers some suggestions for costume safety.
Mistakes involving medication and prescription drugs can have serious effects on patients in Maryland hospitals. In order to help stop medication errors and medical malpractice, one doctor is hoping to create a nationwide space in hospitals where staff can fulfill duties without interruption.
Recently, a pleasant ride on an Anne Arundel County road in Maryland turned into a fatal accident for an unfortunate bicyclist. The bicyclist was struck from behind by a driver who said he did not see the rider in time to avoid the accident. The road did not have a bike lane or shoulder, and there was little natural lighting when the collision happened at 7:30 p.m. The bicyclist only had a makeshift headlight turned on and a small red LED flasher on the rear of the bike that may not have been turned on at the time of the accident.
Job related injuries are commonplace in the construction industry, where workers are surrounded with dangerous equipment and scaffolding. Construction workers need to deal with assignments that put them in potentially hazardous situations. Recently, a construction worker in Gaithersburg, Maryland, suffered serious personal injury when he accidentally fell into an uncovered storm drain at his worksite.
People have the right to expect that the products they purchase are free from harmful defects. This right applies to all consumer products from power tools to food. However, it appears that nearly two dozen people across the country have died because of a defective product that was available in the produce section of their local grocery stores.
Many Maryland workers have been injured by defective and dangerous products in their workplaces over the years. Often, power tools and machinery cause worker injuries. People who do not work with these potentially dangerous instruments may feel safe from product-related injuries in the workplace. However, recent reports indicate that salon workers may have been injured by a dangerous product.
A 12-year-old Amish girl died in a fatal accident in California, Maryland, when a pickup truck hit the horse-drawn buggy she was riding in. The girl and two other passengers who were riding in the buggy were all ejected when the impact happened. The other passengers were treated for injuries resulting from the motor vehicle accident.