Plymouth Power Plant Charged with New Safety Violations

According to reports, Federal nuclear regulators said the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA, will be subject to additional oversight regarding an emergency shutdown that occurred back in May, 2011.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday, November 21, that their findings from a previous inspection discovered that the violations […]

December 9th, 2011|Public Health, Public Safety, Public Works|Comments Off on Plymouth Power Plant Charged with New Safety Violations

What Happened to the Lights?

In 2011 in the United States of America we expect to have lights when we turn on the switch. New Englanders understand weather and storms, and we know how to weather a storm. What we did not count on were utility company executives putting profits over the safety of the […]

November 30th, 2011|Community News, Electrical Malfunction, Public Safety, Public Works|Comments Off on What Happened to the Lights?

Hopedale High School Staff Member Contracts Meningitis

According to the Massachusetts State Public Health Department, a staff member at the Hopedale Junior-Senior High School has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.  The school’s superintendent Dennis J. Breen has said however that “the staff member has been hospitalized since Saturday, and has been on antibiotics.”

Meningitis is an infection of […]

November 28th, 2011|Personal Injury, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Hopedale High School Staff Member Contracts Meningitis

10 Most Dangerous Toys Revealed

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and parents are considering which toys to give their children. The Boston nonprofit, World Against Toys Causing Harm, has compiled a list of the year’s most dangerous toys.

The first five toys on the list are manufactured by the following companies: Big Time […]

November 25th, 2011|Consumer Health and Safety, Personal Injury, Public Safety|Comments Off on 10 Most Dangerous Toys Revealed

The Dangers of “Black Friday”

Black Friday has become an infamous consumer holiday. As retailers take advantage of the growing trend, the risk of crowd related injuries grows with it. The combination of attractive sales and hordes of people at stores and shopping malls has created mob-like scenes, which have led to personal injury and […]

November 23rd, 2011|Personal Injury, Premises liability, Public Safety|Comments Off on The Dangers of “Black Friday”

Board of Health Condemns Massachusetts Apartment

The Board of Health has condemned a Taunton, Massachusetts, apartment because amongst other things it contained three abandoned dogs and several birds. Apartment building owner, Jay Garcia, said that “It was disgusting; I’ve never experienced anything like this.”

Garcia said this after he spied on the condition of the one room […]

October 18th, 2011|Premises liability, Public Safety|Comments Off on Board of Health Condemns Massachusetts Apartment

U.S. Listeria Outbreak Worst in 10 Years

Cantaloupes grown in Colorado, distributed under the labels, Frontera Produce, Jensen Farms, or Sweet Rocky Fords, have been recalled due to the deadliest listeria outbreak in a decade. According to health officials, a number of people have died from illnesses linked to listeria pathogens found in cantaloupes. Previous cases of […]

October 10th, 2011|Food Safety, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on U.S. Listeria Outbreak Worst in 10 Years

Norfolk County Women Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

According to the Department of Public Health, a middle aged woman from Norfolk County contracted the mosquito borne West Nile virus. This is the third case of the virus in the state of Massachusetts this year.

The woman, who was identified as being older than 40 but younger than 64, developed […]

October 7th, 2011|Public Health, Public Safety, Summer Safety|Comments Off on Norfolk County Women Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Canton MA Boil Water Order

A boil water order was issued in Canton, Massachusetts because samples from the Town water supply were contaminated with the E. Coli bacteria. Canton residents have been instructed to boil their water for at least one minute to insure that the bacteria is killed.

Any tap water used for drinking, […]

October 5th, 2011|Public Health, Public Safety, Public Works|Comments Off on Canton MA Boil Water Order

Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets Recall

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Little Tikes, a popular toy manufacturer, have announced a product recall of Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets line. This particular line has previously been recalled twice because of children choking on the small plastic nails that come in the set. […]

October 3rd, 2011|Personal Injury, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets Recall

Woman Struck by MBTA Train in Needham

On Thursday night a woman in Needham Center was struck by an MBTA train. According to reports, the 44 year old woman was distracted while trying to light her cigarette and did not notice how close she was to the tracks.

While she was distracted the woman accidentally walked onto the […]

September 30th, 2011|Public Safety, Train Accident|Comments Off on Woman Struck by MBTA Train in Needham

Hingham Reservoir Closed Amid Contamination Fears

A water supply company that uses a Hingham reservoir has alerted residents in Hingham, Hull and Cohasset that the Accord Pond Reservoir had to be shut down due to possible contamination.

The water company made the decision to close down reservoir operations when a resident alleged he witnessed a man walk […]

September 14th, 2011|Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Hingham Reservoir Closed Amid Contamination Fears

Despite EEE Death MA Won’t Do Spray Insecticidal

For the first time in 5 years the mosquito born disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis caused the death of a Massachusetts resident. The victim was an elderly woman from the Town of Raynham. Despite the death the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reiterated that it would not commence aerial mosquito […]

September 7th, 2011|Personal Injury, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Despite EEE Death MA Won’t Do Spray Insecticidal

Falling branch from Hurricane Irene crushes Mansfield police cruiser

A Mansfield Police officer was responding to reports that a fallen tree crushed a pickup truck when he arrived on the scene and another branch narrowly missed him and crushed his car.

Mansfield Police Officer, Sgt. Frank Archer, was responding to a report that a fallen tree damaged property during […]

August 29th, 2011|Auto Accident, Premises liability, Public Safety|Comments Off on Falling branch from Hurricane Irene crushes Mansfield police cruiser

Tailgating in Hingham

A recent study in the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, indicates that tailgating is the leading cause of car accident related injuries in the Town. The report showed that tailgating sent more people to the hospital than speeding or drunk driving.

Sergeant Steven Dearth, head of Hingham’s traffic division told the Patriot […]

August 17th, 2011|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Public Safety|Comments Off on Tailgating in Hingham