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TSA to Test New Body Scanning System

February 7, 2011  ·  By HM&M


Yellowstone National Park officials say “rescue crews have recovered the bodies of two Montana men who died while trying to climb a frozen waterfall below the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.” (AP, 5/26). As a personal injury attorney, I always encourage those involved in extreme adventure activities to proceed with the caution. Friends of the two deceased men allerted park officials when the two had not returned from a weekend hike.

Rescuers found the climbers' bodies on a rock ledge several hundred feet below the canyon rim. Park officials say it appears an ice surge fell on the men as they were climbing the rock ledge.

February 7, 2011

Toyota Recalls Nearly 1.7 Million Vehicles

This past week, Toyota announced two safety recalls for its popular Prius and Corolla models. Toyota explained that these recalls are necessary to correct steering shaft problems resulting from a manufacturing error and faulty electric water pumps. In the case of the water pumps, the electric motor that drives the water pump can shut off.... Read More

February 7, 2011

Dangers Lurking In Under Water

The Chicago Tribune reported last week that drain covers in pools and spas are being used even though the product “underwent flawed safety evaluations, then failed subsequent, more stringent, tests.” (P. Callahan, 2/7/11). The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which regulates pools, “has received complaints for two years that some models weren't working properly…but the CPSC... Read More

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