Toddler Mauled to Death by Pit Bulls

A Connecticut toddler died on Friday after being attacked by pit bulls in an apartment in West Haven, police said. The 18-month-old child was laying on the floor in a bedroom of the third-floor apartment, when three pit bulls locked in another room escaped and attached the child. The toddler was pronounced dead by doctors at a local hospital later that night. All three dogs were euthanized, although t is Read More

Driver Dead, 4 Injured in Fuel Truck Explosion

The driver of a fuel tanker truck was killed on Saturday after he crashed into the median on Route 1 just outside Saugus, Mass., causing the fully-loaded tanker to explode, police said. Police do not know why the driver, 59-year-old Neal Michaud, lost control of the tanker at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Six vehicles collided with the tanker truck during the crash, causing four people to be transported to area Read More

Suit Blames Crash on Air Controllers

A lawsuit, filed this week by passengers on a 2008 flight that crashed in Denver, claims air traffic controllers violated Federal Aviation Administration rules by allowing the plane to take off in high winds. Continental Airlines Flight 1404 was bound for Houston when it veered 200 yards off the runway at Denver International Airport, losing an engine and landing gear before running into a ravine and catching Read More

Helmet Law Protester Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A New York man riding his motorcycle in protest of the state's helmet law was killed after he flew over his motorcycle's handlebars and hit his head on the asphalt, police officials said. Philip Contos, 55, was participating in the 11th annual Helmet Protest Run when he crashed at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Onandaga. The Onandaga County chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, which organized the Read More

No One Injured in Two-Plane Collision on Runway

No one was injured when a Delta Airlines jet crashed into another Delta plane while taxiing on a runway in Atlanta, airline officials said. Delta Airlines flight 552 was taxiing the runway after landing at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday, when it struck the tail of a stationary plane. No passengers or crew were injured on either plane. The National Transportation Safety Board is Read More

Florida Not Monitoring Nursing Homes

A report published in the Miami Herald on Sunday reveals that the Florida Health Care Administration has failed to properly monitor nursing homes. The newspaper reported several incidents involving residents dying at poorly run assisted-living facilities throughout the state. In one case, a 74-year-old man died after being given a bath in scalding water, and in another a resident suffering from Alzheimer's was Read More

Settlement in NY Plane Crash Suit

At least 12 settlements have been reached by families of victims who died and one victim who was injured in a plane crash in upstate New York in February 2009, according to a plaintiff's lawyer. The plaintiffs who have settled include 11 families whose loved ones died when a Colgan Air plane crashed as it was approaching the Buffalo airport and one woman who sustained injury on the ground. An investigation into Read More

Nursing Home Director Charged with Neglect in Overdoses

The director of a nursing home in Chicago has been charged with criminal neglect and obstruction of justice for allegedly failing to take action after discovering an employee was overdosing patients with morphine, prosecutors say. Director Penny Whitlock, 62, is facing criminal prosecution in connection with an investigation of six deaths at the Woodstock Residence nursing facility in 2006. The investigation Read More

Sleep Deprivation Errors Common Among Air Controllers

Errors due to sleep deprivation among the nation's air traffic controllers are more common than you might think. A recent study revealed that more than 20 percent of air traffic controllers are required to work at least one overnight shift every two weeks, making safety errors relatively common, officials said. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Debbie Hersman urged the FAA to change its scheduling Read More

Nursing Home Workers Arrested for Abusing Patient

Three employees at a Pennsylvania nursing home were arrested Wednesday for the alleged physical and emotional abuse of a 78-year-old patient at the care facility, state officials said. The alleged abuse occurred at Quadrangle Sunrise Senior Living in Haverford. The family of Lois McCallister, the abuse victim, installed a hidden camera in her room at the facility after they suspected she was being Read More