When Cell Tower Workers Die, OSHA Now Tracks Which Telecom Sent Them Up

When Cell Tower Workers Die, OSHA Now Tracks Which Telecom Sent Them Up

Almost two years ago, ProPublica and Frontline investigated the deaths of tower climbers, the brave souls who scale cell towers so that we can make emergency phone calls on the highway and stream Netflix in our dentists’ waiting rooms. Nineteen climbers have died on the job since the beginning of 2013, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is paying close attention. [More]

Family Suing Petco Says Son Died After Catching A Bacterial Infection From Pet Rat

Family Suing Petco Says Son Died After Catching A Bacterial Infection From Pet Rat

A family in San Diego has filed a lawsuit against Petco, claiming that the pet store is to blame for selling an infected rat that passed a bacterial infection on to their 10-year-old son that killed him. The family is seeking an unspecified amount for the suffering they’ve endured as a result of his loss. [More]

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Family Of Deceased Amazon Worker: No One Noticed Her Lying In Parking Lot For 7 Hours

The family of a Delaware woman who died after she was found lying outside in the parking lot of the Amazon distribution center where she worked has a lot of questions this week: Namely, how could no one have seen her lying there for at least seven hours, with her car running? [More]

Family Of 6-Year-Old Girl Hit By Uber Driver Suing The Company For Wrongful Death

Family Of 6-Year-Old Girl Hit By Uber Driver Suing The Company For Wrongful Death

The family of a six-year-old girl who was struck and killed during a traffic accident in San Francisco involving an Uber driver is now suing the company for wrongful death. But Uber claims that because the driver didn’t have anyone in his car at the time, the company isn’t responsible. [More]

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Report: Two Shot During Altercation Over Texting During Previews At Tampa Movie Theater

Sad news out of Tampa Bay, Fla. this afternoon: Local news outlets there are reporting that two people were shot inside a movie theater today during a screening of Lone Survivor. It appears there was some kind of dispute between two couples, with at least one report saying that a man was upset at the noise made by the victims while texting during the previews. [More]

Is It Too Soon For A Novelty Titanic Tea Infuser?

Is It Too Soon For A Novelty Titanic Tea Infuser?

As we learned when Spaghetti-Os sent a tweet commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a flag-waving noodle, some people take offense to the commercialization of tragedies that maybe their grandparents might remember. How soon is too soon to commercialize a tragedy? Does that extend to the tragedies of our great-grandparents’ time, too? [More]

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How Three People Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In The Same Motel Room, Six Weeks Apart

Back in April, an elderly couple died while staying in a Best Western motel in North Carolina. The local medical examiner couldn’t find a clear cause of death. The motel continued renting the room to others until last week, when an 11-year-old boy died and his mother was rushed to the hospital. The cause? Carbon monoxide poisoning from the pool heater. [More]

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Parent Co. Of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger Is First U.S. Apparel Maker To Join Bangladesh Factory Safety Accord

Weeks after a garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapse, injuring thousands and taking the lives of more than 1,100, a number of large, global apparel and retail companies have signed on to an accord aimed at improving conditions for garment workers in the area and preventing future tragedies. [More]

Planes Collide In Alaska For Second Time In A Month, Killing Four

Planes Collide In Alaska For Second Time In A Month, Killing Four

Alaska’s skies seem to be dangerous for private aircraft these days, with the second mid-air collision in a month killing four Saturday. The accidents came less than a year after Alaska senator Ted Stevens perished in a plane crash in the state. [More]

In Wake Of Tragedy, Tucson Goes Wild For Gun Fair

In Wake Of Tragedy, Tucson Goes Wild For Gun Fair

Just days after a shooting rampage northwest of Tucson left six dead and 13 wounded, a gun show near the city drew 8,000 attendees. [More]

Pre-Schooler Mistakes Gun For Game Controller, Kills Self

Pre-Schooler Mistakes Gun For Game Controller, Kills Self

The Tennesseean reports a 3-year-old girl accidentally shot herself to death using a gun that resembled a video game controller after playing the Wii. From the newspaper’s story: [More]