A tractor-trailer accident in Galloway, New Jersey last week left one man dead and six people injured. According to the article on Philly.com, the accident occurred November 6 on Whitehorse Pike when the driver of the tractor-trailer ran a red light and struck three cars.
The tree trimmer who operated the Lyon and Son Tree service in South Jersey died on November 2 in a tragic fall while on the job. According to the article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the 36-year-old worker frequently worked in the Haddonfield, NJ area and had a reputation for doing good work. He performed a lot of work for the borough, but was working on private property when the accident occurred.
Two workers were burned in a Pennsylvania industrial accident on November 7. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer; the workers were injured when they were splashed by nitric acid at the Hiossen Inc. dental implant manufacturing plant in Falls Township, PA.
On November 4, Johnson and Johnson agreed to a settlement of more than 2 billion dollars after they falsely promoted psychiatric drugs for unapproved or "off label" uses. The settlement includes civil payments as well as criminal fines. According to the article published on Philly.com, the company used illegal marketing practices in order to have pharmacists and doctors prescribe Risperdal, Invega, and Natrecor. This promotion of the drugs for unapproved uses put patients at risk for serious side effects.
Two children's products were recalled this week after they were reported to be defective and potentially dangerous. Target recalled more than 60,000 Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools because the stabilizing bar can crack and cause the stool to collapse. There were already reports of children falling and becoming injured.
A ride operator at the North Carolina State Fair has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon after five people were injured during a ride. According to the article on Philly.com, the ride had stopped and people were getting off when it started moving again. An investigation of the accident showed that the ride was tampered with and critical safety devices were compromised. The article said that the riders who were injured were still in the hospital being treated for injuries.
The school bus driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Lower Pottsgrove, PA was charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless driving. According to the Delaware County Daily Times, the accident occurred on September 9 when the elderly pedestrian was crossing the street and the bus made a right turn at the intersection. The article said the victim had the right of way and the district attorney added that the driver was careless, reckless, and negligent.
A driver from Wilmington, DE was charged with her fourth Driving under the Influence after she caused an accident that seriously injured a 35-year-old woman. According to the article, the driver was traveling on Route 202 in Delaware on October 18 when she turned in front of the victim's car at an intersection, injuring the driver of that car and her two children.
A recent study published in Scientific Reports showed that football-related concussions can lead to brain abnormality. Researchers from the department of medicine at Imperial College London studied the brain scans of 13 former NFL players who believed that their neurological problems were caused by football injuries. According to the article on Philly.com, the former players said that these issues were interfering with their daily activities. The scans showed unusual activity in the frontal lobes, which manage higher level brain activity.
The drunk driver who killed a Philadelphia police officer in 2012 entered a guilty plea this week for third degree murder and driving under the influence. The accident occurred on July 8, 2012 when the driver was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 and struck the officer.