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Shannon Weidemann

Stay Safe from Burns on Halloween

Halloween is on Wednedsay October 31st this year. Emergency rooms often see patients that have been burned on Halloween. Costumes may be made from a flammable material and candles in pumpkins and luminaries are found all over on Halloween. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe while Trick or Treating.When purchasing costumes, masks, beards and wigs, look for flame-resistant…

Shannon Weidemann

Natural Gas Explosion Burns Two Men

A drilling accident in Richland, New York caused two men to suffer burn injuries this morning. They were drilling a well looking for water when they hit a pocket of natural gas. One man suffered second and third-degree burns on his arms. The two men were drilling a well at 377 Canning Factory Road in Richland at 11:15 a.m. when their drill hit gas 120 feet below the surface, said state…

Shannon Weidemann

Pools at Foreclosed Homes Increase Risk of West Nile

The state of California is asking banks and lenders to drain the pools at foreclosed homes. Standing water attracts mosquitos and that can contribute to the spread of West Nile virus. Hundreds of vacant homes with standing water have been reported to authorities in Sacramento and Yolo counties as potential mosquito breeding grounds. The volume of abandoned homes has grown with the drop in…

John Bisnar

Is This The Basis For A Lawsuit?

The following is an email I received regarding the basis of a lawsuit and my reply.Question submitted: I prepared a packaged food product in a steel bowl. When I ate it I found glass in my mouth. I found a splinter of glass and a glass chip. I slightly cut the inside of my mouth. Is this the basis for a lawsuit?This was my answer: Any harm done can be the basis for a lawsuit. A violation…

Shannon Weidemann

Fireworks and Sparklers Can Cause Severe Burns

July 4th is almost upon us and it is a good time for some firework safety tips. Sparklers are often believed to be safe for young children but they burn at very high temperatures. A much safer alternative is a glow in the dark stick, necklace or toy. Here are some other firework safety tips:- Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from houses, dry leaves or grass and flammable…

Shannon Weidemann

Victims of Clergy Abuse Can Seek Punitive Damages

A judge in Los Angeles has ruled that four people that claim to have been abused by a Catholic Priest and were not properly protected by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese can seek punitive damages. The four were sexually abused by a member of the clergy.The ruling by Judge Haley Fromholz could open the archdiocese to tens of millions of dollars in payouts if punitive damages are permitted in more…

Shannon Weidemann

Los Angeles Child Plays With Lighter and Gets Burned

A 6-year-old girl in Los Angeles was playing with a lighter at her home when her clothes caught on fire. She ran out of her house and caught the attention of a 17-year-old neighbor by her screams. He was able to wrap her in a towel to extinguish the fire. Firefighters and Paramedics arrived at a single-family residence to find a severely burned 6 year-old female, conscious and alert, however,…

John Bisnar

Appallingly unsanitary conditions at produce market

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is demanding that the county’s public health director come up with a long-term plan to ensure the sanitary operation of the Seventh Street Produce Market.The market, where thousands of Southern California restaurants get their fruits and vegetables from, was the subject of a lengthy hidden-camera investigation by NBC4’s reporters Joel Grover and Matt…

John Bisnar

Younger Workers Face Higher Risk Of On-the-job Injuries

Exposure to workplace dangers and a frenetic job pace increases the likelihood of injuries among adolescent and young adult workers, according to an article by the Center of The Advancement of Health. The article is based on a review that appears in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.No surprises here. Food service and construction industry jobs top the list of…

Chrissie Cole

Scientist Wins Award for Research in Artificial Skin & Other Advancements

A Scientist, who pioneered work in artificial skin and various other bioengineering advances, has won a prestigious prize for his research.Yuan-Cheng “Bert” Fung, professor emeritus at the University of California San Diego, is the receiver of the 2007 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize. Fung’s research has led to more effective treatments for the millions of burn victims and other trauma…