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October 2012 Archives

Train collision in Somerset kills pedestrian

Everyone knows that collisions with cars, motorcycles and trucks happen every day throughout New Jersey, but train accidents are also a dangerous reality. When a pedestrian is struck by a train, the consequences can be even more severe and often fatal.

Above-ground regulators risk public safety in New Jersey

People in Newark, New Jersey, may be aware of natural gas as an energy source that supplies heat and electricity. However, a recent safety concern about an alleged negligent security risk was brought to court against New Jersey Natural Gas regarding above-ground regulators in the downtown area.

Forklift accident injures workers in Paterson

Forklifts are widely used throughout New Jersey and the rest of the country. But just because a heavy piece of machinery such as a forklift is commonly used doesn't mean that this kind of equipment is free of risk. Anyone who has spent much time around a forklift of any size knows that a workplace accident can easily result if the necessary precautions aren't taken.

Star high school athlete in Bloomfield killed in car accident

We're sad to report that a 16-year-old girl -- a star high school athlete from Bloomfield -- was killed in an auto accident on Sept. 30. The teenager was in the back seat of a car that was struck by a speeding vehicle coming from the opposite direction. Two friends were with her in the car at the time of the crash, which happened a short distance from the girl's home.The other passenger in the vehicle was taken to a local hospital and is recovering. A news site did not specify whether the second passenger's injuries were serious. At the time of an Oct. 1 report, authorities had not indicated whether alcohol or drugs were suspected in the crash, but the investigation was still underway. No charges have yet been filed.