Construction projects and other worksites can be dangerous for numerous reasons. Some of those reasons involve employers' failure to establish and follow adequate safety precautions on the job site itself.
Police are investigating the death of a Hampstead, Maryland, man after the forklift he was operating crashed into a shelving unit. The Maryland workplace accident happened at the Random House Publishing warehouse in Westminster while the man was moving books stacked on pallets.
For many people, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer and many wonderful summertime activities, including boating, camping, and swimming. With an uptick in outdoor activities, personal injury attorneys also notice an uptick in injuries caused by dangerous or defective products that are used in outdoor activities.
As chemical hair straighteners become increasingly popular, concerns that they might be harmful to the user's health has prompted some lawmakers to call for regulation of these products by the FDA. Several salon workers testified in Washington, claiming that exposure to chemical hair straighteners had caused them to become sick.
Reports are warning that movable soccer goals are potentially dangerous products that can cause injury or even death to young players.
This U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the agency responsible for recalling defective or dangerous products, announced yet another recall of drop-side cribs yesterday. The CPSC believes the SafetyCraft brand full size and portable drop-side cribs manufactured and distributed by Generation 2 Worldwide contain defective parts identical to the Generation 2 Worldwide ChildEsigns brand cribs recalled about one year ago.
Medical device manufacturers are held to a high standard. The products they produce are expected to work properly. When their products are defective or fail, the results can be catastrophic to patients.
The parents of a 1-year-old boy who died in his crib in January 2008 are suing the retailer that sold them the crib. According to the complaint filed in federal court last month, the boy died from asphyxiation when he suffocated in a Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System crib.
Maryland will feature prominently going forward in the product defect claims against Toyota Motor Corporation that allege accidents caused by sudden accelerations attributed to both system flaws and floor-mat issues.