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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 …

Dutch Trains Collide in Amsterdam; 1 Death, Dozens Injured

Two busy passenger trains collided head-on near an Amsterdam park, injuring scores of people including more than 50 seriously, a police spokesman said. Later reports indicated that one person had died. National Police Corps spokesman Ed Kraszewski told Amsterdam local …

English Football (Soccer) Season Kicks Off with Help from Insurance Industry

English football (soccer) matches resumed at the beginning of August with Manchester United, last season’s Premier League champions, favored to repeat this season. Like its counterparts in the U.S. – major league baseball, the NFL, the NBA, etc. – professional …