Public Safety

Fire Breaks Out at Quincy Yacht Club

On Friday morning, a substantial fire broke out at the Quincy Yacht Club in Houghs Neck.  The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m., ninety minutes before the club typically opens.  According to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Smyth, the cause of the fire is currently under investigation but early indicators point […]

February 26th, 2012|Fire Accident, Public Safety|Comments Off on Fire Breaks Out at Quincy Yacht Club

Can Certain Headlights Pose an Issue for Older Motorists?

Many drivers have asked the question: have headlights gotten brighter over the years? Warren White, 79, of Danvers is one.  White told the Boston Globe, “there are times I pass another driver and I can’t see anything. I’m blinded and I’m afraid I’ll hit something.”

White’s complaint may be justified according […]

February 18th, 2012|Car Accident, Consumer Health and Safety, Driving Safety, Public Safety|Comments Off on Can Certain Headlights Pose an Issue for Older Motorists?

New Federal Standards Protect Against Mercury Dangers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has instituted strict new federal standards limiting pollution from power plants that are meant to protect human health, but these new standards may have an important side effect.  According to an environmental study released recently, a broad array of wildlife that has historically been endangered […]

February 8th, 2012|Community News, Negligence, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on New Federal Standards Protect Against Mercury Dangers

Three People Pulled from Icy Arlington Spy Pond

Two adults and a child fell into the ice filled waters of Spy Pond in Arlington, Massachusetts, recently. The Arlington Police and Fire Departments responded to the area around 5:30 p.m. after receiving news that three people had fallen through the ice.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found the three […]

February 7th, 2012|Personal Injury, Public Safety|Comments Off on Three People Pulled from Icy Arlington Spy Pond

Product Liability Alert: Around 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was determined that BMW must recall almost 89,000 of its turbocharged “Mini” models because it was possible that they could catch fire when the engine is turned off.

The report acknowledged that the hazard was caused by the auxiliary water […]

February 1st, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Product Liability Alert: Around 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

West Yarmouth Teen Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

A Dennis Yarmouth High School senior was struck and killed by a vehicle recently. The student, 18, of West Yarmouth, was hit at the intersection of Buck Island Road and West Yarmouth Road where she was found laying on the side of the roadway suffering from life- threatening injuries.

The teen […]

January 27th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Fatal Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Public Safety|Comments Off on West Yarmouth Teen Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

Ford Recalls SUV’s and minivans

According to the Boston Globe, Ford Motor Company has recalled approximately half a million vehicles due to mechanical issues.  The Ford recall includes minivans and SUV’s, most notably, the 2004 and 2005 Freestar, the Mercury Monterey Minivans, and the 2001 and 2002 Ford Escape.

The minivan recall was due to a […]

January 26th, 2012|Community News, Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Ford Recalls SUV’s and minivans

Teen Dies after Falling from Ski Lift

Police are currently investigating an accident in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts which involved a fall from a ski lift.  The accident involved an 18 year old Student from Upton who was training at Ward Hill Ski center with the Nipmuc Regional High School Ski Team.

The District Attorney’s Office is reporting that the […]

January 19th, 2012|Fatal Accidents, Public Safety, Slip and Fall|Comments Off on Teen Dies after Falling from Ski Lift

MA State Trooper Accidently Shoots Norton Woman in Hunting Accident

An off duty Massachusetts State Trooper shot a 66 year old Norton woman on New Year’s Eve, after he mistook her dogs for deer in a hunting accident.  The Norton Police spokesperson reported that no charges will be filed against the trooper.

The trooper, a Norton resident, was hunting deer with […]

January 18th, 2012|Assault, Personal Injury, Public Safety|Comments Off on MA State Trooper Accidently Shoots Norton Woman in Hunting Accident

High School Locker Room Wall Collapses Injuring Student

On Wednesday morning, a Marshfield High School locker room collapsed, injuring one student.  Fortunately there were only a few students in the locker room at the time of the structural collapse.  The High School has not yet announced the exact time of the accident.

The female student’s mother told reporters, “I […]

January 8th, 2012|Personal Injury, Premises liability, Public Safety|Comments Off on High School Locker Room Wall Collapses Injuring Student

Salmonella Contamination at Hannafords

Major supermarket chain Hannafords announced that it will be recalling ground beef with a sell-by date of December 17th because it may be contaminated with salmonella. While the sell-by-date is long passed, it’s important to check frozen meat.

The Scarborough Maine based company confirmed in the statement that it received reports […]

January 5th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Food Safety, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Salmonella Contamination at Hannafords

Car crashes into residential home in Dennis MA

Dennis police are currently on the lookout for a car that reportedly drove through a fence and hit a house on Indian Pond Road in Dennis, Massachusetts, recently.  Investigators noticed skid marks on the road that went through the lawn, through the fence, and up to the house.

Police investigators allege […]

January 3rd, 2012|Car Accident, Home Damage, Public Safety|Comments Off on Car crashes into residential home in Dennis MA

New Study Reveals High Levels of Arsenic in Some Juices

A new study has revealed that there may be a potential danger lurking in some children’s juices.  On his TV show, Dr. Oz said, “some of the best known brands in America have arsenic in their apple juice.”

His statement sparked a serious controversy and ABC Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser […]

December 17th, 2011|Dangerous Products, Public Health, Public Safety, Toxic|Comments Off on New Study Reveals High Levels of Arsenic in Some Juices

Mysterious Debris Crashes Through Roof of Plymouth Business

An unknown piece of heavy metal debris crashed through the roof of a Plymouth business with such force that it made it all the way down to the second floor. The heavy debris fell through the warehouse section of Michael’s Wholesale Furniture Store on Mary B. Lane in Plymouth.

The […]

December 14th, 2011|Defective Products, Property Damage, Public Safety, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Mysterious Debris Crashes Through Roof of Plymouth Business

Study Links Canned Soup to Higher Levels of BPA

A few years ago consumers were warned about the dangers of drinking from plastic bottles made with BPA, an odorless, tasteless chemical. Many water bottles are now labeled BPA free. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that BPA is currently used in the lining of […]

December 12th, 2011|Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Study Links Canned Soup to Higher Levels of BPA