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Worker Dies After Falling Into Trench In Westwood

This morning, a man died after falling into a 20-foot-deep trench in Westwood. The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the victim likely died during the fall and may have suffered electric shock, though the actual cause of death will be determined by the Coroner's Office. The victim may have been a worker for a private plumbing company.

NTSB: Postpone Blame For Asiana Airplane Accident In San Francisco

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked everyone to postpone blame for the Asiana airplane accident at the San Francisco International Airport until they have concluded their investigation. Two people were killed and 182 injured in the plane landing accident.

Fourth Of July Safety Tips: Fireworks, Food, Boating, Driving

When our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, they could not have imagined the vast Independence Day celebrations their signatures would create hundreds of years later. We celebrate our freedom with friends and family by attending parades and carnivals, hosting backyard barbecues, getting out on the lake and enjoying firework displays.

Cement Truck Injures 12 Drivers, Employer Likely Liable

This week saw a serious freeway accident in Los Angeles. According to news accounts, a cement truck swerved suddenly across all four lanes of traffic as it was entering the freeway. The truck hit a van and then crashed into a center divider.

NTSB Announces Decision After Fatal 2011 Copter Crash, Part 2

The last post brought an update on the NTSB's investigation into a fatal helicopter wreck that killed three people back in 2011. The NTSB concluded that the pilot made a dangerous and faulty decision to continue the flight despite bad weather for which the copter was not certified.

NTSB Announces Decision After Fatal 2011 Copter Crash, Part 1

After around a year and a half, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has announced the results of its investigation into a fatal helicopter crash that killed a pilot, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, and a medical technician in December 2011.

Study Raises Concerns With Impaired Designated Drivers

After decades of public awareness work to prevent drunk driving-related accidents, most Californians should know that it is crucially important to find a sober ride home after drinking. According to a new study, however, many sober cabs are actually dangerously impaired.

Pedestrians Narrowly Escape Elderly Driver On The Sidewalk

In a shocking near-miss, two pedestrians and a dog narrowly avoided being run over by an elderly driver. The two pedestrians were not crossing a street at the time-instead, they were walking carefully on the sidewalk in San Rafael.

Elder Abuse And Nursing Home Negligence, Part 2

As our last post introduced, physical injuries are an unfortunately common problem at nursing homes in California and around the nation. Nursing homes often fail to prevent employees from physically abusing or mistreating patients - especially when dementia or Alzheimer's is a factor in the care scenario.

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