Knott's Berry Farm roller coaster shut down after accident injures 2

Los Angeles Times September 18, 2009 | 4:53 pm   An Orange County roller coaster remains closed after a cable broke and injured two riders this week, Knott’s Berry Farm officials said today.     When the Xcelerator roller…

Nationwide Warnings of Faulty Transit Sensor

By IAN URBINA and MATTHEW L. WALD Published: September 22, 2009   WASHINGTON — Federal safety officials warned city transit systems nationwide on Tuesday about a dangerous flaw that may fool safety systems into indicating that a…

Families Sue USA for Fatal Fumarole

By ELIZABETH BANICKI LOS ANGELES (CN) - Three ski patrolmen died at a volcanic vent at Mammoth Mountain ski resort, and two of their families say the United States is to blame for failing to warn about the fumarole and the poisonous gases that…

Patient dies after fire in surgery

BY SCOTT FITZGERALD LEE NEWSPAPERS 09/16/2009   MARION, Ill. — A 65-year-old Southern Illinois woman died days after she was burned in a fire in an operating room, a lawyer for her family says.   Attorney Robert Howerton of…

Police: "Death by Auto" Driver Has DUI History

By DANIELLE JOHNSON Updated 10:47 PM EDT, Tue, Sep 15, 2009   Lower Township, N.J. police have charged John Lawless, 37, with death by auto after he crashed into another driver head-on, on Route 9 Saturday night. Fredrick Shelton, 50, died…

Merck Loses Legal Bid to Dismiss 24 Fosamax Lawsuits

By Thom Weidlich and David Glovin   Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Merck & Co. lost a legal bid to dismiss 24 lawsuits claiming its osteoporosis drug Fosamax causes ‘jaw death’ in patients who took the medicine for fewer than three…

Brentwood man charged with DWI after crash

Published on September 7, 2009 By James Bernstein, newsday.com   A Brentwood man was arrested and charged with drunken driving after his car struck four other vehicles Sunday night, resulting in three injuries, Suffolk police said.  …

15-year-old Spring Lake boy killed in boating accident in Stahl's Bayou

by Terry Judd | The Muskegon Chronicle Saturday September 05, 2009, 11:04 PM A 15-year-old Spring Lake boy was killed and two Chicago-area females were injured when the personal watercraft they were riding on in Spring Lake collided with…

Man killed in garbage truck accident at Fenway Park

Published September 4, 2009 By Martin Finucane, Boston.com   A 49-year-old man who worked for Waste Management Inc. was killed in an accident this morning involving a garbage truck at Fenway Park, police said.   incident was reported…

Plane crash lawsuit settled: $15 million settlement approved by judge in 2006 crash near Wheeling airport

Published September 4, 2009 by William Lee, Chicago Tribune   A Cook County judge on Thursday approved a $15 million settlement for the family of a restaurateur killed in a small airplane crash near a Wheeling airport in 2006.   Michael…