Two people were injured in a three-alarm fire that spread through the Belleza Condominiums in Ponte Vedra, St. Johns County, Florida this morning. Although this fire occurred in Florida, the news hits close to home for those who have been affected by recent San Antonio-area building fires, such as the Wedgwood Senior Living Center, Villa Tranchese apartment fire, and the La Paloma apartment fire.
Last year, traffic fatalities in the Permian Basin increased 16 percent from 365 to 424 while traffic fatalities in the Eagle Ford Shale region increased 13 percent from 240 to 272. In both regions combined, there were approximately 8,600 accidents that resulted in injury or fatality. Accidents in this region are attributed to - in large part, and in some cases, almost exclusively - to the drilling and fracking booms in these areas. The Permian Basin alone accounts for 14% of domestic oil production.
Consumers be warned - if you purchased a Technosport brand scuba mask or a utility vehicle manufactured by E-Z-GO, you may be at risk for injury. Yesterday, the CPSC announced recalls of about 2,600 scuba masks and about 8,200 utility vehicles.