Samsung has more to worry about than just cellphones that catch fire. In August, a federal lawsuit was filed against Samsung, alleging negligence in the design and manufacture of certain washing machine models.
No one ever wants to experience a workplace injury, but what happens if the worst comes to pass? While not all workplaces are equally susceptible to workplace explosions, if you work an industrial job with plenty of machinery around, it's a grim possibility. In 2014, 137 people were killed by fires and explosions at work according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Some of the areas that are at the highest risk of a workplace explosion include manufacturing plants, mining operations, construction sites, chemical plants, and oil and gas industry extraction and production areas.
Smoking e-cigarettes, also known as "vaping," is a rapidly growing alternative to smoking cigarettes in the U.S. Introduced to the market in 2007, sales of e-cigarettes are estimated to be worth around $1.5 billion each year in the U.S. alone, with more than 2.5 million Americans using the products. They're marketed as the healthier alternative to regular cigarettes, and are primarily used by people attempting to cut back or quit their smoking habits.
The Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd. recaps the facts about yesterday's explosion at the Southcross Energy plant just outside Woodsboro, Texas.
A majority of fires take place in the home. These fires can cause serious property damage, injuries, and death. Many individuals may not realize how dangerous their home can currently be. A home can have multiple fire hazards at any given moment. It is important to realize what these dangers are and how you can protect your home.
Flash fire at Capital Cement plant in northeast San Antonio injures three workers.
A train that was hauling millions of pounds of oil from North Dakota to Virginia derailed on Monday, resulting in evacuations and oil leaking into a nearby river.
When winter rolls around, a space heater sounds like a wonderful option for some homes. If a house is too big to use central heating or if homeowners simply want to save money, space heaters offer an alternative to getting homes warm and toasty. These devices are portable devices that you can place in the room that you want to heat up. However, while portable heaters can seem like a great alternative, they have the potential to cause extensive harm and damage.