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Floor Collapses at Texas Home, 36 Taken to Hospitals

A floor collapsed under a large crowd of people gathered for a religious event at a suburban Houston home, sending three dozen people to hospitals, though most suffered minor injuries, authorities said. The collapse occurred while as many as 125 …

Minnesota Sees Spike in Motorcycle Deaths, Injuries

The number of motorcycle fatalities and injuries have spiked in Minnesota. The Department of Public Safety says five people on motorcycles were killed last week and 28 others have been injured. The Star Tribune says four of the five riders …

Washington Schools To Pay $6.9M Settlement For Fall

The Toppenish School District has agreed to pay $6.9 million to the family of an infant who fell through bleachers at a soccer game and suffered lifelong debilitating injuries. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the $6.9 million settlement was reached …

Oklahoma Homes Earthquake Shaken On Christmas

It wasn’t Santa and his reindeer landing on roofs that shook some central Oklahoma homes early Christmas morning. A small earthquake struck near Spencer at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geology Survey. There were no immediate reports …

Safety Fears Spur Regulations For Trampoline Gyms In Utah, California

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing. At one point, Merrill leaped …

Court: No Workers’ Comp For Oregon Dock Urinator

A federal appeals court says an Oregon longshoreman who got drunk on the job, urinated while standing on a dock and then fell 6 feet onto concrete should not get workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries. Gary Schwirse drank at …

Six Flags Roller Coaster Had Previous Injuries; Min. $1M in Liability Coverage

Nearly a dozen people reported being injured in the last five years while riding the Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death last week, though the most serious injuries appear to be a concussion and muscles …

Slow Landing Speed Of San Francisco Jet Probed

Investigators have determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling “significantly below” the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway. What they don’t yet know is …

PCI: Too Early for Insurance Implications of Deadly Texas Fertilizer Blast

A fertilizer facility exploded in the small Central Texas town of West on Wednesday night, killing an estimated 15 people, injuring more than 150 and damaging dozens of homes, according to a report in the Austin American Statesman. West is …

Court: Oahu Golf Club To Pay Man $6M For Tee Tumble

A Circuit Court jury in Hawaii is ordering an Oahu country club to pay a 79-year-old man more than $6 million for the broken back he suffered when he fell nearly 20 feet from the first tee of the club’s …