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42 Injured in SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line Crash

A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied train Tuesday morning at the 69th St. Transportation Center, injuring 42 people. There were 41 passengers on board, plus the operator, when the crash occurred just after midnight. Injured passengers were taken to eight area hospitals by Upper Darby, PA emergency responders. SEPTA officials reported this morning that none …

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NHTSA probes safety of airbag systems in 2012 Jeep Liberty

The National Highway Traffice Safety Administration has launched an investigation into multiple complaints regarding front passenger-side airbags in 2012 Jeep Liberties. Forty-four reports from Jeep Liberty owners reference failures of the occupant restraint controller (ORC) system; an airbag warning light remains illuminated, presumably due to a malfunction in the ORC module that manages the front passenger-side airbag. NHTSA reports that …

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Takata pleads guilty to concealing airbag defects that killed 11

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In October 2014, the MessaLaw Blog posted on the massive recall of Japanese made airbags that were linked to at least eleven deaths and hundreds of injuries. On February 27, 2017, nearly three years after the recall, Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty in a criminal case to one count of wire fraud and will pay $1 billion in restitution and …

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Amtrak Will Pay $265 Million to Victims of 2015 Port Richmond Derailment

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In May 2015, an Amtrak commuter train traveling North on the Northeast Corridor from Washington, D.C. to New York City derailed at the Frankford Junction curve in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, killing eight and injuring hundreds. On Thursday, only 17 months after the incident took place, federal district Judge Legrome Davis signed off on a $265 million dollar …

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Truck drivers killed on the job more than you might expect

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 out of every 6 American workers killed on the job is a truck driver. If that statistic doesn’t shock you, perhaps these next few will; In 2014, 761 tractor-trailer drivers were killed on the job. 2014 was the fifth consecutive year that the number of truck driver fatalities …

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