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  • I-Con of Danger; part one (Dangerous highway in Indiana)

    11/05/2017 11:11:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    WTHI-TV 10 ^ | November 2, 2017 | Rondrell Moore
    VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - It's the interstate many of you have sworn to never travel again. Just this summer, Interstate 70 was the host of several horrific accidents, in a matter of days. But why is that? That is why we are taking a look into what makes I-70 so dangerous. ----------- They are the titans of the road; the giants of the interstate. They are semis. “…semis carry 80 thousand pounds of weight.” Big to all, scary to some. But to Corban Matney, they're a way of life. "Altogether, I've been driving about 30 years." As a semi-truck...
  • Traffic fatalities linked to pot are up sharply in Colorado

    08/28/2017 6:09:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 75 replies
    KKTV ^ | 8-28-17
    Federal and state data show that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet into whether roads in the state have become more dangerous since the drug's legalization. It shows that Increasingly potent levels of marijuana were found in positive-testing drivers who died in crashes in Front Range counties. The trends coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. However, Colorado transportation and public safety officials say the rising number...
  • The Rate of Fatal Firearm Accidents is at an All Time Low in the U.S.

    02/04/2017 4:58:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Chart by David Scott.  The rate is number of fatalities per 100,000 population. It is not simple to determine the rate of fatal firearm accidents in the United States over the long term.  In this article three sources were used. Rates and numbers from 1933-1987 are  available from Kleck, Point Blank Page 306 Table 7.1. Numbers of 1981-2000 were found in An Analysis of Firearm-Related Accidents in the United States(pdf). Rates were calculated using Census figures.  From 1999-2015 numbers were available in WISQARS, population for per capital rates was taken from U.S. Census figures. For the overlap cases, the...
  • Multiple fatalities in Tenn. school bus crash

    11/21/2016 3:38:36 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 27 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | November 21, 2016, 5:39 PM | CBS NEWS
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Authorities say there are multiple fatalities in an elementary school bus crash, CBS Chattanooga affiliate WDEF reported. Sources told WDEF that as many as 12 passengers may have been killed on Monday. Authorities say there are multiple fatalities but have not said a number. The bus was carrying students from kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Feds blame Elgin company for worker's death on I-90 bridge

    11/04/2016 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | October 17, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    Federal regulators rebuked an Elgin demolition company and fined it $152,000 for safety violations leading to a worker's death on a Jane Addams Tollway bridge in Des Plaines this spring. Vicente Santoyo of Berwyn, a father of four, was standing in a lift cutting bracing between two beams to be removed from the bridge at Touhy Avenue when one rolled off a concrete support April 5, falling on him. U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators cited Santoyo's employer and tollway subcontractor Omega Demolition Corp. for "overstressing" the 40-ton horizontal beam during demolition. That means the beam wasn't adequately supported,...
  • In last 5 years, 67 killed in Utah construction zone crashes

    07/25/2016 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Shenefelt
    Multiple-fatality crashes in Utah road construction zones have drawn increased scrutiny to the inherent hazards of work areas and the lackadaisical attention many drivers pay to safety warnings there. “Despite all of our work with Zero Fatalities and safety messages, people are on their cell phones talking and texting and looking at other things,” said Vic Saunders, Utah Department of Transportation Region One spokesman. “Within the confines of construction zones, with narrower lanes and barriers that make it a little bit tighter, people are wavering back and forth, and the danger is magnified for everyone.” Utah road construction zone crashes...
  • Obama aides explain how a deadly firefight with ISIS isn't really combat

    10/27/2015 10:22:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10-27-2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Here's the scene last week: Army Delta Force troops, in boots on the ground in Iraq, swooping into an ISIS prison camp along with Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. The mission: Free more than five dozen Kurdish and Iraqi captives believed in imminent danger of mass execution. In the darkness, a fierce firefight erupts. The Kurdish and Iraqi break-in stalls. The experienced Special Ops guys, who happen to be heavily-armed in body armor, night-vision goggles and full combat gear, open up. Numerous ISIS troops fall. So does one U.S. operative, Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, a veteran of 14 deployments. They breach...
  • Canadian authorities: Whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks

    10/25/2015 7:35:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 25, 2015 | AP
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Canadian authorities say there have been multiple fatalities after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre confirmed that the vessel made a mayday call...
  • Fewer Americans Drinking And Driving; More Using Drugs [Alcohol, Marijuana, Pot]

    02/11/2015 1:56:21 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 February 09 | RTT Staff Writer
    The number of people driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. roads continues to decline, but the number of drivers using marijuana and prescription drugs that can affect road safety is climbing, according to two studies released by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study found that the number of inebriated drivers has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that...
  • WHO: Reported Ebola cases jump to 13,703 (30+% in four days)

    10/29/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Middletown Press ^ | 29 Oct 2014
    The World Health Organization says the number of reported Ebola cases has surpassed 13,700, a jump of more than 30 percent since the last numbers were released four days ago. Dr. Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the WHO, said the big jump in cases is likely due to previous under-reporting. As of Wednesday, there have been 13,703 reported cases of Ebola, the organization tweeted, with 13,676 of those in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most affected countries in this outbreak. The fatality rate in those countries has remained consistently around 70 percent, Aylward said. Speaking to reporters in...
  • U.S. Troop Fatalities in Afghanistan; Obama vs. Bush [Chart]

    01/09/2014 11:44:14 AM PST · by Obama_Is_A_Feminist · 60 replies
    January 9, 2014 | Obama_Is_A_Feminist
  • One dead and sixty missing as runaway train carrying hundreds of tons of oil derails and explodes...

    07/06/2013 4:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    The center of a Quebec town has been wiped out, according to the mayor, after a runaway freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in a fireball at 1am on Saturday. One person was killed and about 30 buildings were destroyed as the unmanned train exploded. About 60 people are believed to be missing, but the force of the fire has slowed rescue efforts. Parts of the town were evacuated in the early hours as fireballs shot several-metres in the air, flames spread to nearby homes and thick acrid smoke filled the air in Lac-Megantic, which is close to...
  • UPDATE: Comfirmed Fatal "Hunt for Heroes’ Parade Train Wreck

    UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans. CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital. **** UPDATE 5:04 pm *** CBS 7 is now hearing reports that as many as 20 have been transported. We have confirmed reports that there are fatalities. Folk's we need some prayers here!
  • Obama’s War: US Soldiers Are Told They Are Fighting For The Afghan People, Not For The US

    10/14/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies ^ | 10.14.12 | AJ
    An American hero, Colonel Harry Tunnell IV, Commander of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, documented the truth about the war in Afghanistan. What Obama is really doing in Afghanistan is treasonous. Dated August 20, 2010, a letter was written to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, signed by Colonel Harry Tunnell IV. In the letter, four significant factors about military operations in Afghanistan were revealed. 1. When US soldiers arrive in Afghanistan, they are told that they are fighting for the Afghan people: “Soldiers join the military today to protect the United States, yet they are told once in...
  • School bus, dump truck collide in South Jersey; one student killed (With Video)

    02/16/2012 10:41:17 AM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    A student died when a school bus and a dump truck collided Thursday morning leaving multiple other New Jersey elementary school students injured, according to Burlington County authorities and NBC10. The violent crash happened at Bordentown-Chesterfield Road (County Route 528) and Old York Road in Chesterfield, N.J. a little before 8:30 a.m., according to authorities. Some kids on the bus, which the school district says was headed to Chesterfield Township Elementary School, were hurt but dispatchers didn’t know how many or the extent of their injuriesView more videos at: A student was killed in the wreck, according to authorities....
  • Do Gun Numbers And Fatalities Correlate?

    09/16/2011 7:29:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 15 September, 2011 | John Richardson
    The answer is yes - negatively. In this case, negative is good. The more negative it is, the better. We know that because of a lot of hard work and number crunching by Linoge at Walls of the City blog. He has just put out his Graphics Matter, Year the Third. He has examined the available data from the last 28 years and has thoroughly debunked the gun prohibitionists' theory that more guns equals more deaths. His analysis leads him to conclude: 1. The hypothesis of "more guns = more deaths" is demonstrably false over the past 28 years of...
  • 2 Dead After Storms Blow Through Wisconsin

    07/02/2011 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    CBS Local Media ^ | July 2, 2011 11:15 AM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The severe thunderstorms that ripped through the Twin Cities and eventually into Wisconsin Friday night have killed at least two people, authorities said. The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office reported that an 11-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell on her at a campground in Burnett County. Officials in the area also said at least 21 people were taken to area hospitals with storm-related injuries. Most were treated and released. The Burnett County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is set up for storm victims in Siren, Wis. A search is also underway along the St....
  • Miscommunication Caused Fatal Air Strike, Officials Say

    07/08/2010 12:57:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 1+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 8, 2010 – A joint assessment team composed of International Security Assistance Force and Afghan security forces members has determined that an air strike that killed six Afghan soldiers and injured one other this week was the result of miscommunication between ISAF and Afghan forces. Afghan soldiers planned a patrol and had coordinated the patrol’s location with ISAF elements. When the information was passed to the local ISAF unit, the wrong location was identified for the Afghan patrol, officials said. When an ISAF helicopter patrol came across a group of individuals digging beside the road in an...
  • Army Releases List of Fort Hood Shooting Fatalities

    11/08/2009 9:40:30 AM PST · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 1,310+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2009 | Peter Sanders
    FORT HOOD, Texas – The Army released an official list of the 13 people fatally shot at Fort Hood and said 16 victims were still being treated in hospitals, 9 of them in intensive care units. Fort Hood's Deceased The fatal victims of the Fort Hood shooting, as released by the Department of Defense on Saturday. * 1. Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, Havre de Grace, Md. * 2. Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, Va. * 3. Cpt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, San Diego, Calif. * 4. Cpt. Russell Seager, 41, Racine, Wis. * 5. Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32,...
  • American War & Military Operational Casualties (Dem vs Repub fatalities)

    02/27/2008 11:17:02 AM PST · by DBCJR · 7 replies · 222+ views
    Bet you didn't know the following! I surely did not.. These are some rather eye-opening facts: Since the start of the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan , the sacrifice has been enormous. In the time period from the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 through now, we have lost over 3000 military personnel to enemy action and accidents. As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the following statistics: The annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2006: 1980 ......... 2,392 1981 ............