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Peloton Recalls Bike Pedals Due to Laceration Hazard

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Peloton issued a recall on the pedals for about 27,000 of its exercise bikes due to a laceration hazard. The in-home fitness company announced the recall on its PR70P clip-in bike pedals in cooperation with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Determining Fault In A Fall

AdobeStock_281935062.jpegDespite your best efforts to look after your aging parents, you may lack the time, training and equipment they need to grow older as gracefully, and with as much dignity, as possible. As a result, older adults often transition to life in a nursing home facility.

You might think paying thousands of dollars each month assures your mother or father will receive proper care, and that the trained providers to whom you've entrusted your loved ones will be attentive and cautious with some of the most precious people in your life. However, research suggests that is not always the reality.

Uber's Self-Driving Operator Involved in Fatality Crash

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In 2018, Elaine Herzberg, then 49 years old, was hit by a car as she wheeled her bicycle across the road. An investigation revealed that the car's safety driver, Ms. Vasquez, had been watching an episode of the television show The Voice at the time of the accident. At the time, Uber was testing their self-driving technology.

Building Collapse: Picking Up the Pieces

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Building collapses are a type of devasting and often preventable construction accident that cause injuries to large numbers of workers each year. As hubs of ongoing activity by multiple parties, construction sites rely on a careful balancing act between building owners, project managers, architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors to ensure all work is done safely. When this balancing act goes wrong, the consequences can be swift and deadly for workers by no fault of their own.

Exploding Takata Airbag Inflator Kills Another Driver

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Yet another person has been killed by a defective airbag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to 26, with over 240 others who have been seriously injured by these devices. Since 2014, nearly 50 million Takata airbags have been recalled in the United States alone, with recalls affecting nearly every vehicle manufacturer, including the Detroit Three, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Daimler, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Audi.

Depositions for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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If your claim requires a lawsuit, then you will eventually be required to provide a deposition. A deposition can be compared to a recorded interview. During the deposition, the person being deposed is asked questions from the lawyers representing various parties in a lawsuit.

Cancer On The Job: How Does Your Position Rate?

AdobeStock_240036120.jpegSome workers report for duty aware of the risk to their personal safety. Oil rigs present the possibility of an explosion, for example, and falls are common to construction sites.

However, despite the health and safety regulations employers put in place to protect employees, countless factors may create danger. In fact, some jobs with the highest cancer rates might be surprising.

Peloton Recalls 27,000 Bikes Equipped with Defective Clip-In Pedals

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Last Thursday, Peloton Interactive, Inc. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of out-of-warranty clip-in pedals that can break unexpectedly when in use, causing a laceration hazard which may result in injury. In total, the recall affects approximately 27,000 Peloton bikes equipped with PR70P Clip-In Pedals. PR70P pedals are the first generation of pedals and were fitted on Peloton bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016. The Peloton logo and the word "PELOTON" are molded into the pedal body. An orange Peloton symbol and white lettering spelling "PELOTON" are printed on the top of the cleat binding. If the pedals have the word "PELOTON" written in white without the orange Peloton logo, they are not subject to the recall.

Galveston County Woman Files Lawsuit After Metal Door at Boat Storage Facility Causes Serious Injuries

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On September 30, 2020, a Galveston County resident filed a complaint in the Galveston County District Court against Lipworth Revocable Trust and 2006 Boatown Storage, Inc. (hereinafter "Defendants"). The woman asserts allegations for negligence and premises defect against Defendants as a result of an incident that caused a fracture to her arm necessitating emergency surgery, among other injuries, after a metal door violently struck her to the ground.

Medical Errors May Increase Around Daylight Saving Time

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According to a report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the number of human mistakes increased by almost 20 percent after losing an hour from daylight savings. Researchers used eight years' worth of data to study errors that occurred in the seven days before and after the spring and fall time changes. Most of the errors involved drug errors. In the days after switching to daylight saving time in the spring, health care workers may make more mistakes. Voluntary reporting of any patient safety-related incidents that could be caused by defective systems, human error, or equipment error is encouraged by The Mayo Clinic Health System.

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