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Texas Leads the Nation in Thanksgiving Deep-Fried Turkey Accidents

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When I discovered that there were other ways to cook a Thanksgiving turkey than the traditional oven-roasting method, it was a revelation. You can smoke it, braise it, stuff it with other birds, or even roast it in a trash can piled with charcoal. None of these methods are as fast or (arguably) delicious as that Southern tradition, deep-frying. Unfortunately, none of these methods are as dangerous as deep-frying, either.

Babies from Mexico May Have Been Exposed to TB at an El Paso Hospital

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The general director of the Juárez Health Department, Dr. Hugo Staines Orozco, said the state health department notified the Mexican government that 86 babies may have been exposed to a tuberculosis infected patient care technician who worked with the newborns at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. Initially, Providence reported that 27 of more than 850 babies possibly exposed during that time were from Mexico. Of the Mexican infants identified, 45 are from Juárez. Another 24 infants are from Chihuahua City and the remainder are from 13 other Mexican cities.

Houston Attorney Honored by Anti-Defamation League

Firm Partner Benny Agosto, Jr. was recently honored by the Anti-Defamation League at the second annual Houston in Concert Against Hate: A Theatre Tribute to American Civil Rights. Mr. Agosto was one of just six Houstonians awarded the ADL Civil Rights Medal for his work in advancing the cause of civil rights.

Death of Expectant Mother Attributed to Design Flaw in Vehicle

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On November 11, 2014, Kayla White died when her 2003 Jeep Liberty was rear-ended and suddenly caught on fire with Ms. White trapped inside. According to investigators, Ms. White's car ignited when her vehicle's fuel tank, which is positioned below the rear bumper and behind the rear axle, was ruptured.

Feds Investigate Deadly DuPont Chemical Leak

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Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are investigating the cause of the chemical leak which killed four workers and hospitalized a fifth at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte last Saturday. According to DuPont, a valve on a container of the gas malfunctioned, but the CSB-the federal agency which is charged with investigating chemical accidents-is investigating how the leak was able to kill four people when there was no fire or explosion. In addition, a lawsuit was filed against DuPont today by the daughter of one of the victims.

Defective Airbags Result in Fatalities

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A lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles claims the Takata Corporation discovered a defect in its airbags around ten years ago and then destroyed the records of the study. Approximately 8 million cars have been recalled. Most of the recalled vehicles were built by Honda Motor, which is also named as a defendant in the suit.

Warehouse Worker Safety and Training Essential to an Injury-Free Work Environment

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Warehouse workers are an invaluable piece of the American workforce. Throughout the country, they ensure that products are properly stored, shipped, and packaged. There is however, a high price for this profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an average of 4.9-recorded nonfatal injuries per 100 warehouse workers each year. OSHA reports forklifts result in 100 deaths and over 95,000 injuries each year.

Unsafe Rear Shock Leads to Recall

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Cane Creek has issued a recall for their DBINLINE Rear Shock. The shocks have labels which indicates the direction to turn a knob on the shock to adjust the High Speed Rebound ("HSR") damping. The adjuster works by turning the knob counter clock wise to increase tension and counter clockwise to decrease it. The problem with the labels is that they direct the rider to spin the adjuster in the opposite direction from the desired result. Put plainly, the plus and minus symbols are switched.

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