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November 2010

Published on Nov 24, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Pennsylvania job deaths

There were 166 people killed on the job in Pennsylvania last year. That's the lowest number since 1992, when the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping records.

Published on Nov 24, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Children's medication recalled

Johnson & Johnson has announced a massive recall of over-the-counter children's medications. The recall includes four million packages of children's Benadryl tablets and 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin.

Published on Nov 19, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Darvon and Darvocet

Prescription pain pill Darvon and related brand Darvocet will be removed from the U.S. market, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced. Public health officials say the medications can cause potentially fatal heart rhythms.

Published on Nov 17, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Driver behavior and car accidents

Driver behavior is the most common cause of the 5.8 million car accidents that happen in the United States every year. The list below, based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, highlights the top 10 behaviors that can lead to accidents.

Published on Nov 16, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Faces of Distracted Driving

I'm sure that most of you are familiar with the statistics on using a cell phone while driving, but what you might sometimes forget is that behind those statistics are real people – mothers, daughters, brothers, friends – whose lives have been changed forever because of a phone call or text message. To help us all remember this important fact, the US Department of Transportation has started an online video campaign called " Faces of Distracted Driving" that features people whose lives have been tragically affected by distracted driving.

Published on Nov 15, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Pennsylvania deer-related car accidents

It's that time of year again in Pennsylvania – the time when deer seem to take over the roads and pose increased danger to drivers. PennDOT says there were 2,930 serious deer-related car accidents last year, the most in a single year since the agency began keeping records. It looks like 2010 could be another record-setting year as the deer population is higher than it has been in the past two years.

Published on Nov 11, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
recalled toys

It seems like toy recalls are everywhere, and the weeks leading up to the holidays are particularly filled with warnings about what you should and shouldn't buy. It may seem like dangerous toys are a relatively new phenomenon, but as you'll see from the list below, they've been on the market for decades.

Published on Nov 03, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Pennsylvania bridges, roads, and transit

Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges in the country, according to the Federal Highway Administration. This is the best of the bad news, however, as the state's bridges get a better grade than its roads and mass transit systems.

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