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Three Die at Poorly Protected Railroad Crossing

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Three young adults from Austell travelling to visit a family in Toccoa were killed in a violent crash last Friday at 9:45 p.m, while crossing railroad tracks near the Summit subdivision in Toccoa, the AJC reports.  Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said an Amtrak train was going 60 miles per hour when it T-boned the 2008… Read More

Cobb County Teen Dies After Pedestrian Accident

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Months after being struck by a car, Darion Elizabeth Hugh-Sam, a Cobb County teen, has died as a result of her injuries.

The AJC reported that 18-year-old Darion of Marietta and 17-year-old Austin Leake of Decatur were crossing Shallowford Road at Johnson Ferry Road against a red signal last May when they were… Read More

Six Killed Over New Year’s Weekend

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

New Year’s celebrations are often met with tragedy as more drivers are on the road. This year, six people were killed in wrecks throughout Georgia over the 102-hour holiday period, according to the AJC. Yet this total is less than half the number of people killed over a shorter holiday weekend last year. In… Read More

OSHA Cites McDuffie County Company After Employee’s Death

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

A McDuffie County company has been cited by OSHA due to a fatal industrial accident in August, the Augusta Chronicle reports.

Michael D’Aquino, of the Department of Labor’s office of public affairs, announced that OSHA issued $13,050 in penalties to Two State Construction for four serious citations and one other-than –serious citation.

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Nanny Named Responsible for the Drowning Death of Two 5-Year-Old Girls

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

A Paulding County father claims that the nanny working in his home is responsible for the deaths of his five year old-daughter and her friend. The two girls drowned in the family’s backyard pool on Sunday afternoon, according to the AJC.

Eduardo Juarez told the Spanish-language newspaper, Mundo Hispanico, that his daughter was a good… Read More

Woman Killed in Savannah Forklift Accident

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

A port worker was killed in a forklift accident in Savannah last Wednesday, according to the AJC. The woman, a member of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1475, was struck by a forklift at Georgia Ports’ Ocean Terminal near a bulk carrier ship that had recently arrived from Wilmington, NC. She was 57 years… Read More

Heavy machinery accident kills two in Atlanta

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Two men working on the exterior of apartment homes in Atlanta were killed. The accident occurred when the two workers attempted to reposition the 80-foot lift they were utilizing, which then fell onto a concrete walkway.

Both men were transported to local hospitals, where they later died. The men were reportedly killed by… Read More

Chemical plant explosion in China kills fourteen workers, injures five

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Officials reported the explosion took place at a melamine production unit in eastern Chinawhere equipment was being maintained and repaired.

Melamine is a nitrogen-rich chemical used in making plastics and several other products. No poisonous or harmful substances were released.  However, four workers were killed in the plant and ten more died… Read More

Infant is Crushed inside Stroller by Vehicle

Monday, September 19th, 2011

According to Gwinnett police, a stroller with a baby inside was placed between two parked cars by the mother.  Tragically, one of the parked cars backed into the stroller and crushed the infant.  No charges have been filed at this time.

As parents themselves, Georgia trial lawyers Marc Howard and Geoff Pope know losing a… Read More

Vermont Construction Worker Killed

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Recently New York officials reported the death of a construction worker from Vermont, who died from accidental injuries. The accident occurred on a construction site in northern New York.

The worker was injured while operating an auger, or large drilling device, as he worked to install a pipe with a 3-foot-diameter.  Unfortunately, while operating… Read More

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