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Oregon Workplace Deaths Down in Second Quarter of 2015, Report Shows

Workplace deaths in Oregon for the second quarter of 2015 were down markedly from the previous quarter, possibly resuming a long-turn trend of deaths on average falling steadily since the 1980s, according to the the state bureau that tracks the …

Judge in California Says Uber Must Face Taxi Suit over Safety Claims

Uber Technologies Inc. lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit over its claims to being safer than taxis. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco on Friday allowed the case to proceed, finding that the app-based ridesharing service has advertised …

SkyWest Jet Plunge in April Prompts FAA Safety Limits

U.S. aviation regulators imposed unusual speed and altitude restrictions on St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Inc., a regional airline flying for several mainline carriers, after one of its planes temporarily plummeted out of control in April. The Federal Aviation Administration said …

Michigan Rail Project to Eliminate Dangerous Crossing

Officials say a project to extend a rail line in a DTE Energy Co. rail yard in suburban Detroit, Mich. is designed to improve safety and traffic flow. Work begins July 13 in Trenton. The yard holds trains delivering coal …

California Fire That Threatened Homes is Fully Contained

A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said. The fire started Saturday night and embers were quickly …

Watercraft Laws Taking Effect in Illinois Are Aimed at Safety

Law enforcement officials say Illinois boaters should be aware of new laws taking effect this year. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. says the laws will keep boaters safe. It’s now a requirement to display a bright orange flag from …

Beer Bikes Bill Advances in California Legislature

California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow so-called beer bikes to operate on streets, but leaves cities to decide if alcohol is allowed on board. The Senate this week unanimously passed the bill by Sen. Richard Pan, a …

Students in Deadly California Bus Crash Not Given Safety Instructions

The high school students who struggled to escape from a burning tour bus after a collision with a tractor-trailer in California last year that killed 10 never received the required safety instructions from the driver before the crash, according to …

Colorado Lawmakers Agree on School Violence Liability Bill

Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature. The state House and Senate agreed Monday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in cases of …

School Violence Liability Bill Headed to Colorado Governor

Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety has been approved by the state House after an emotional debate. The bill has already cleared the Senate and appears likely to head to the governor’s desk. If the …