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Asbestos Problems

A new breed of asbestos lawsuits has been hitting the courts in which plaintiffs are suing employers over secondhand exposure to chemicals brought into the home on clothing. These so-called ‘take-home’ asbestos lawsuits, however, are getting mixed reviews from judges. In Washington, a state court of appeals ruled on Aug. 27th that families of workers who inadvertently bring asbestos home on…

Glenn Phillips

Street Sweeping Machine Kills Highway Worker

State Department of Transportation reports that today in Skagit County a contract worker was killed by a street sweeper when he was working on a repaving project. “Everybody is pretty upset and shaken right now,” DOT spokesman Dustin Terpening. “Our sympathies go out to the victim’s family.”The worker, an employee of Rinker Materials of Everett, will not be named until the family is notified,…

Glenn Phillips

Fourth of July Cannon Blast Kills a Little Boy

In Olympia Washington, a family had a gathering when a small cannon exploded, that ended up killing an 8 year old boy, that was one of the many serious accidents that was involved in holiday celebrations.The boy was hit by a piece of metal about 8 p.m. Wednesday while standing about 100 feet from the cannon, said Jim Chamberlain, chief criminal deputy of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office….

Glenn Phillips

South Seattle Accident Kills Man

In the Labor and Industries accident that occurred on January 17, 2007; three employees at the Seattle Iron & Metals were repairing a large metal shredder. All of a sudden it fell on top of them, injuring two and killing one of the workers. Oddly, the machine was off when the accident occurred.”Firefighters arrived at the business at 601 South Myrtle St. about 9 a.m. and were able to quickly…

Chrissie Cole

CNN Wrongful Death Suit Filed

A wrongful death lawsuit that claims CNN’s Nancy Grace pushed the mother of a missing toddler to suicide after aggressive questioning on her show has now been moved to Federal Court.The suit filed by Melinda Duckett’s relatives was moved from state court to federal court according to documents. Lawyers for Grace and Atlanta-based CNN has asked that the case be moved to federal court, a move that…