Archives for February 2014

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills One and Sends 27 to Hospital in Long Island

On Sunday in Long Island, New York, carbon monoxide caused the death of a restaurant manager, and 27 people, including first responders, were treated due to the carbon monoxide poisoning.   Colorless, odorless carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels like oil and natural gas. It was reported that the restaurant […]

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Graco Carseat Recall

Graco has recalled nearly 3.8 million car safety seats due a buckling issue. The recall covers 11 of its 18 models made from 2009 through 2013 by Graco. The recall models include these toddler convertible car seats: the Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, […]

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Seven Deadliest Distractions While Driving

Distracted driving comes in many shapes and forms. Whether it is texting while driving, changing the radio station, disciplining children in the back seat or daydreaming, distracted driving accounts for many serious automobile accidents every year. According to Erie Insurance’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a nationwide census of fatal automobile accidents maintained by the […]

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Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Sudden Emergency Defense

A lengthy, ongoing court case ended last Friday in the Iowa Supreme Court after nearly eight and a half years. The case began in Blackhawk County Court, moved on to the Iowa Court of Appeals and eventually made its way to the Iowa Supreme Court. In 2005, Betty Schmidt rear-ended Dennis Hagenow, totaling his vehicle. […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of combustion and when uncontained, can be found in homes and garages across America. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless and can be fatal with exposure. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that approximately 200 people a year are killed by CO in the United States, and 5,000 are […]

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Propane Safety Precautions

Many rural households use propane to heat their homes and do other fulfilling day-to-day activities. If propane is a mainstay in your life, be sure to take the necessary precautions to use it accident-free. Because propane is highly combustible, it’s important to follow these guidelines: Install a Propane Gas Detector. The smell of propane is distinct, […]

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