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Auldey Toys Recalls Sky Rover Toys Due to Fire Hazard

Auldey Toys Recalls Sky Rover Toys Due to Fire Hazard | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auldey Toys Recalls Sky Rover Toys Due to Fire Hazard.
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Fires and Collisions Prompt Honda Fit Recall

Fires and Collisions Prompt Honda Fit Recall | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Honda Motor Co. will conduct at least the sixth round of major recalls involving its top-selling Fit compact in less than three years, as the Japanese auto
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Qualcomm ordered to pay $7M in electrical accident causing burns

Qualcomm ordered to pay $7M in electrical accident causing burns | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
A jury has determined that a Los Angeles County man who was severely burned nearly three years ago while working around electrical equipment at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego should receive more than $7 million in damages.
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Electrical equipment causes severe burns every year to people both at home and in industrial settings.  One Los Angeles county man suffered just such an injury at the Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego.  A jury awarded him $7 Million for his injuries.  For more information on burn injury claims in California go to: http://www.victimslawyer.com/burn-injuries/


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Negligence by Southern California Gas Co. led to massive gas leak

Negligence by Southern California Gas Co. led to massive gas leak | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The government agency that regulates Southern California's air quality sued Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday, accusing the company of negligence in a massive gas well leak that has forced thousands to leave their homes.The South Coast Air Quality Management District said the utility's negligence...
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Fire Expert Testimony in Fire Accident Claims

Fire Expert Testimony in Fire Accident Claims | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Understanding why fire expert testimony is accepted or rejected during litigation can save adjusters time and money, according to experts who presented on
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Heads Up! Largest Release of Methane In California's History Can't Be Stopped

www.undergroundworldnews.com A giant stream of potent climate-warming gas - methane - is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in Los Angeles County for the ...
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California Gas Line Explosion Kills 1 and Injures 2 More

California Gas Line Explosion Kills 1 and Injures 2 More | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
A ruptured natural gas line exploded on Friday in rural Central California, sending flames 200 feet into the air, killing one person and injuring two others before it was shut down, authorities said.
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GE Recalls A/C and Heating Units Due to Fire Risk

GE Recalls A/C and Heating Units Due to Fire Risk | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GE Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Risk of Fire.
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Toyota to recall 6.5 mln cars to fix problem that could cause fire

Toyota Motor Corp said onWednesday it would recall 6.5 million vehicles globally to fix adefect in the power window switch in models including theYaris/Vitz subcompact, Corolla, Camry and others.
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Report: Metro derailment occurred after technician disregarded rail defect

Report: Metro derailment occurred after technician disregarded rail defect | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The technician “erroneously deleted the defect from his ... report,” Metro found in its investigation.
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Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines

Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
(AP) — The Obama administration moved Wednesday to significantly expand a requirement for utilities to install inexpensive safety valves on gas lines across the U.S. after deadly fires and explosions going back decades that could have been avoided. The Transportation Department proposal would cover new or replaced natural gas lines serving multi-family dwellings, small businesses and homes not already covered under a 2009 mandate. Fire Capt. David Wells led the first company responding to the scene of a gas explosion in Springfield, Massachusetts, in November 2012 that injured at least 20 people and damaged dozens of buildings with a boom heard for miles. Industry representatives previously have raised concerns about the potential cost of installation, particularly for larger gas lines that would require specialized valves. Transportation officials said the proposal was nevertheless justified because of hard-to-measure benefits, such as avoided evacuations, environmental damages and the possibility of a high-consequence incident that could inflict mass casualties. The proposal would expand that to include lines serving multiple homes, duplexes and small multi-family buildings, and shops ranging from doctors' offices and shopping centers to banks.
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Jason Pierre-Paul's Right Index Finger Amputated

Jason Pierre-Paul's Right Index Finger Amputated | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly had his right index finger removed on Wednesday as a consequence of injuries he suffered during a Fourth of July fireworks accident...
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

We hear about the dangers of fireworks every year around July 4th and New Years.  Explosions like this one are too common.  Hopefully, a burn injury severe enough to require amputation to a professional athlete's finger will serve as a caution to us all!

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Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers Due to Fire Hazard

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers Due to Fire Hazard | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --...
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"Beats" is a very popular brand of headphones and ear bud type speakers.  It is important to see if you have this particular model and take it in for this recall.

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Fire Risk Prompts Recall of 133,000 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles

Fire Risk Prompts Recall of 133,000 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., is cooperating in a recall of about 133,000 all-terrain vehicles due to a fire risk, according to the Consumer P
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Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO2

Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO2 | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO.
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City of Los Angeles Files $20-million lawsuit against apartment developer for huge downtown fire

City of Los Angeles Files $20-million lawsuit against apartment developer for huge downtown fire | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles city attorney has filed a $20-million lawsuit against the developer of the downtown Da Vinci Apartments project, claiming its negligence was responsible for the damage caused by a massive 2014 fire at the project construction site.
The Dec. 8 fire destroyed the 75,000-square foot,...
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

The negligence and failure of property developers to have adequate fire protection is a cause of many blazes every year.  Luckily, this one only ended with property damage and not injury or death.  Click here for more information on fire accident and injury claims in and around Los Angeles.

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Probe Shows Safety Deficiencies in California Refinery Blast

Probe: Exxon Deficiencies Found in California Refinery Blast
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Judge Orders PG&E to Face Most Criminal Charges California Pipeline Blast

Judge Orders PG&E to Face Most Criminal Charges California Pipeline Blast | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. must face the most serious charges related to a 2010 explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb as the uti
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Class-action lawsuit filed over Los Angeles gas leak

Class-action lawsuit filed over Los Angeles gas leak | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
A group of Porter Ranch residents are suing Southern California Gas Co. and a state regulatory agency over a gas leak at a nearby storage facility that has gone on for more than a month.
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Curling Irons Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

Curling Irons Recalled Due to Burn Hazard | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...
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Nissan vehicles recalled over fire hazard

Nissan vehicles recalled over fire hazard | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Nissan has expanded a recall which now includes nearly 59,000 vehicles worldwide for possible fuel leaks in crashes.
The recall now covers certain Altimas from 2013 to 2016 and some 2016 Maximas. All of the vehicles have V6 engines. According to documents posted by U.S. safety regulators, in the event of a crash, fuel could leak from a seal between the gas tank and the fuel sending unit and cause a fire.
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Potential Catastrophe Could Have Gassed Los Angeles

Potential Catastrophe Could Have Gassed Los Angeles | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Redondo Beach, CA - Report says 36-ton piece of equipment nearly hit a tank of toxic hydrofluoric acid in February explosion at ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance.
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Time Warner Cable largely responsible in fatal explosion

Time Warner Cable largely responsible in fatal explosion | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Time Warner Cable must pay nearly &u0024;6 million as part of a lawsuit alleging it was largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant, jurors ruled Thursday.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Natural gas explosions due to negligence in installing or maintaining utility lines are not everyday occurrences but, when the do happen, they tend to cause major devastation.  In this case, the explosion killed one restaurant worker and injured 12 other people.  A jury apportioned 98 % of the fault to cable provider Time Warner.

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Nearly 200,000 Hummers Recalled After Fires Are Reported to G.M.

Nearly 200,000 Hummers Recalled After Fires Are Reported to G.M. | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The automaker said an electrical problem could cause a fire inside the dashboard. G.M. is also recalling about 51,000 Chevrolet cars because of radio software problems.
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Bill Powers's curator insight, July 9, 2015 5:24 PM

2015 is certainly not the best year for the auto industry.


Who would you call if your car was the reason for a personal injury.

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NTSB report to examine causes of East Harlem gas line explosion

NTSB report to examine causes of East Harlem gas line explosion | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Finding may influence lawsuits against city, Con Edison
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Gas explosions can be one of the most deadly catastrophes especially when they occur in urban areas that are heavily populated.  I hope the NTSB report sheds some light on the cause of this incident and steps are taken to decrease the chance of a similar incident in the future. 

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