There is a Satellite in My Sewer Pipe

Marlin E. Buckley, Registered Master Plumber :::: Case Synopsis: An elderly homeowner purchased television service from one of the major satellite service providers.  As has been successfully done in thousands…

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Broken Theory

R. Scott King, BSME :::: Case Synopsis: A commercial vehicle operator was fatally injured when his truck overturned at the bottom of a long descent. After the incident, investigators discovered…

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The Double Whammy

Johann F. Szautner, P.E, P.L.S. :::: Case Synopsis: The lawn needed to be mowed. As the plaintiff walked from the driveway onto the lawn, and bent down to pick up…

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Airbag Deployment Moot Despite Faulty Sensor

R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: Case Synopsis: A passenger in a late model Toyota vehicle was seriously injured when the operator lost control of the vehicle…

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He said, She said: Let the evidence speak for itself.

Case Synopsis: A motorcycle and pickup truck were traveling in the same direction on a four-lane roadway.  As the pickup truck was entering an intersection, another vehicle turned in front…

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Operator Actions on Descent Suggest Driver Error

Case Synopsis: Safely descending a long grade in a commercial truck requires more than just a properly functioning braking system: it also requires careful operating procedures and familiarity with the…

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Unexpected Platform Tilt Leads to Injuries

Case Synopsis:  A truck driver was injured while making a routine delivery to a supermarket that had a dock lift for unloading freight.  The dock lift had a hydraulically powered…

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Faulty Face Shield Proves Dangerous

Case Synopsis: A young boy was engaged in an afternoon of paint ball games.  He had recently purchased a new face mask that promised to protect his eyes with its…

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Predemolition Fall: Common Scenario

Jon J. Pina, MS, CSP, Safety, Health, Environmental :::: Case Synopsis: While walking through the building, a company official was instantly killed when the stairwell he was descending collapsed. He…

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