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October 2013 Archives

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Halloween is a fun time for kids throughout West Virginia. Kids get to dress up as something else and get gobs and gobs of candy! However, when travelling through neighborhoods and knocking on stranger's doors, it is important to remember some things that will keep you safe so that you are able to have a more enjoyable experience on Halloween.

Explosion in Ritchie County leaves one dead

A man is dead and several others injured after an explosion occurred in Ritchie County Monday night. The explosion was reported to 911 just before 10:30 p.m. on East Myles Avenue in Pennsboro, West Virginia. Four fire departments responded to the scene to battle the blaze from the explosion which was under control by 3 a.m. The body of the man killed in the explosion has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Charleston according to reports from state police. The state police have not yet made a determination as to the cause of the blast.

Fall Driving Safety Tips

Fog, sun glare, frost, and wet leaves are a few driving hazards that drivers will experience this fall. As leaves start to fall from trees, wet leaves on roadways can be very slick. Wet leaves can also make it difficult to see traffic lines and pavement markers. Drivers should slow down on leaf-covered roadways to assist in minimizing a car accident.

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits

On July 6, 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. These devices have been used since June 2008. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement device has been linked to an increased risk of metallosis. While the system is not a metal-on-metal hip device, it has metal-on-metal components, which are believed to cause the development of metallosis in some people. Metallosis is a medical condition involving deposition and build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body.

ATVs and Kids Don't Mix

Many West Virginians are avid ATV riders. People use ATVs and UTVs for personal use around the house and for recreational activities. Unfortunately, many ATV riders in West Virginia are children. Combining the inexperience of youth with an ATV can be deadly.

DUI Car Accidents in West Virginia

Every day in the United States nearly 30 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one fatality every 48 minutes and an annual cost of more than $51 billion.

Winter Safety Tips: Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

It is now October and as temperatures start to drop, we begin to prepare our homes for the cold months ahead. During those months, a person's home is often closed to the outside air. This reduction in ventilation can potentially lead dangerous levels of carbon monoxide building up in your home. The risk of fire is also an ever present concern. To help prevent the sometimes personal injury consequences of these risks, some simple precautions can be taken:

Bus Crash Highlights Dangers of Tire Blow-outs

A bus crash in Tennessee yesterday caused eight deaths and multiple injuries. The passenger bus was carrying a group of seniors on their way back from a religious conference.

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