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- Jury Awards $5M to Man Injured in 2013 Michigan Food Truck BlastA jury has awarded $5 million to a man who was injured during a food truck explosion at a northern Michigan festival. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Gary Leonard was burned on nearly half his body following the June 8, … ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- 18 Kansas Counties Hit by Ice Storm in January to Get Federal AidEighteen Kansas counties affected by a severe ice storm in January will receive federal disaster aid. The Kansas Adjutant General’s office announced that President Donald Trump has granted Gov. Sam Brownback’s request for the disaster declaration. The 18 counties were … ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Officials: Drone Interrupted Texas Wildfire Control EffortsState fire officials say a drone being operated near a wildfire southwest of Fort Worth hampered firefighting efforts by forcing aircraft carrying retardant to be grounded. The Texas A&M Forest Service says two air tankers were grounded on Feb. 23 … ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Houston Company to Pay $9.5M in Penalties for Oil Platform Blast, Safety ViolationsAn oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced on … ..... Read More.4 hours ago
- Takata expected to set up $125 million fund for airbag victimsThe fund is part of a $1 billion settlement being presented in a Detroit federal court on Monday By James R. Hood of ConsumerAffairs February 27, 2017 Takata has reportedly agreed to set up a fund to compensate victims of its faulty airbags, which have been blamed for 11 deaths and hundreds of injuries in the United States. The $125 million fund is part of a plea deal expected to be aired in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Monday. More than 70 million of the defective airbags have been recalled because their inflator can explode and send deadly shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall process has been seen as painstakingly slow by consumers, although regulators and automakers say they have been working as quickly as possible to remove and replace the defective units. Last December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an orderthatsetdeadlines for when automakers… ..... Read More.4 hours ago
- NHS ‘tobacco free’ campaign launched by Public Health EnglandA quarter of all patients smoke and Public Health England wants to help them quit their habit. ..... Read More.19 hours ago