Man Rescues Daughter in Boat Accident

A Weymouth man is recovering after rescuing his daughter from a freak boating accident over the weekend at the South Shore Yacht Club near Weymouth’s Back River. Bruce Williams and his family were unloading their boating gear onto a larger boat at Back River when the inflatable dingy lost control […]

August 12th, 2011|Boat Accident, Driving Safety, Public Safety, Summer Safety|Comments Off on Man Rescues Daughter in Boat Accident

Ford Recalls 1.1 Million Pickup Trucks

On Monday August 1st Ford Motor Company announced that it’s recalling more than 1 million F-150, F-250, and Lincoln Blackwood pickup trucks. Several claims have been made that the gas tanks have fallen off, potentially leading to fires. This problem is heightened in trucks operated in cold weather states like […]

August 10th, 2011|Driving Safety, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 1.1 Million Pickup Trucks

Woman Helps Revive Drowning Girl in West Yarmouth

A graduate student studying psychology with training in cardiac therapy training, was in the right place Sunday when she stopped in at the Town N’ Country Motor Lodge on Route 28 in West Yarmouth for directions.  As she arrived she saw people huddled around a girl to whom they were […]

August 8th, 2011|Personal Injury, Public Safety, Summer Safety|Comments Off on Woman Helps Revive Drowning Girl in West Yarmouth

EEE Found in MA Mosquitoes

For the first time in 2011, the dangerous virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (Triple E, EEE), has been detected in mosquitoes collected by the Massachusetts Department of Health. The sample was taken in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, on July 19, 2011.

The DOH has responded to the indicators of a possible Triple E outbreak […]

August 3rd, 2011|Public Health, Public Safety, Summer Safety|Comments Off on EEE Found in MA Mosquitoes

Bourne MA May Reinstate Lifeguards on Town Beaches

There has been a significant increase in the number of drowning and water related injuries in Massachusetts this year, and Bourne residents are rightfully concerned. In an effort to keep the Town safer, residents are working to reinstate lifeguards at its public beaches. Bourne drew heavy criticism when they became […]

July 25th, 2011|Public Safety, Summer Safety|Comments Off on Bourne MA May Reinstate Lifeguards on Town Beaches

Man Dies in Street Sweeper Accident in Norwood

On the corner of Neponset and Pleasant Street in Norwood, Massachusetts, Patrick J. MacDonald, 58, died in a street sweeper accident.  According to Norfolk County District Attorney David Traub, the accident occurred on the morning of July 5th, when the man was “discovered by someone in that area apparently wedged […]

July 13th, 2011|Public Safety, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Man Dies in Street Sweeper Accident in Norwood

Smartphone Apps Red Flag Product Recalls

Smartphone technology is extremely popular these days. Devices like iPhones, iPads and Blackberrys can be useful for keeping track of product recalls that can affect your whole family. With newly developed apps like this, you can keep track of product recalls and make sure that your rights are protected.

One of […]

July 8th, 2011|Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Smartphone Apps Red Flag Product Recalls

Women Drowns in Fall River Public Pool

Recent news reports suggest a 36 year old woman, Marie Joseph, is believed to have drowned in a Fall River pool on June 26th, but her body was not found until the 28th.  Even more startling is that the pool was open on those days, and that people were swimming […]

July 6th, 2011|Massachusetts Pool Accidents, Public Safety|Comments Off on Women Drowns in Fall River Public Pool

18 Year Old Survives 20 Foot Fall at Alewife

At the Cambridge Alewife MBTA station a Dunstable Massachusetts teen survived a 20 foot fall from an escalator. Shane O’Malley, 18, was caught on camera by surveillance video climbing on the handrail of the escalator as he rode it up.

Within seconds, O’Malley lost his balance and fell to the concrete […]

June 30th, 2011|Personal Injury, Public Safety|Comments Off on 18 Year Old Survives 20 Foot Fall at Alewife

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Consumers

This week the U.S. Supreme Court issued two startling decisions that grant broad new protections to corporations accused of misconduct and blocking access to court trials for millions of Americans. During this past week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of generic drug manufacturers and against injured consumers in PLIVA, […]

June 29th, 2011|Personal Injury, Public Safety|Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Consumers

Boy Nearly Drowns at Plymouth MA Beach

A day after selectmen in Bourne, Massachusetts, decided to remove lifeguards on their beaches, a 3 year old boy was rescued by a lifeguard in the neighboring town of Plymouth.  Plymouth Police Captain John Rogers reported that a town lifeguard pulled the boy out of the water at Long Beach […]

June 27th, 2011|Public Safety|Comments Off on Boy Nearly Drowns at Plymouth MA Beach