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Three 18-Wheelers Crash

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Three 18-Wheelers Crash

According to Shreveport Police, a combination of rain-slicked roads and an 18-wheeler driver “not paying attention,” lead to a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 20 near Greenwood. Thankfully, the wreck, which involved three 18-wheelers and several other vehicles, only resulted in minor injuries.

The crash left one 18-wheeler demolished, the second 18-wheeler was pushed into four-wheel vehicles and the third 18-wheeler exited the highway and ended up in the woods. One 18-wheeler driver had to be cut from the cab of the wrecked big rig.

Eastbound lanes of I-20 were closed while crews cleaned up the debris and leaked diesel fuel. The wreck caused a huge traffic back-up on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-20.

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FDA Files Permanent Injunction Against Makers of Tainted Alcohol Wipes

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Permanent Injunction Against Makers of Tainted Alcohol Wipes

In a press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that a consent decree of condemnation, forfeiture, and permanent injunction has been filed against H&P Industries Inc., The Triad Group Inc., and three individuals who were responsible for producing and distributing s potentially contaminated with Bacillus cereus. Millions of products with the brand names of Triad Group,Cardinal Health, PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/ Ultilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS and Conzellin were affected by the nation-wide recall.

Triad Group and H&P Industries of Hartland, Wisconsin, are accused of violiating good manufacturing standards and failing to heed FDA inspections and warnings about problems with contamination and sterility. Today’s actions mean that these groups cannot resume manufacturing and distributing drugs or medical devices until they establish an acceptable Quality Assurance and Quality Control program to ensure that all products manufactured in their facilities comply with federal standards for quality and have the identity, purity, potency and safety they are expected or are represented to possess. Additionally, about $6 million worth of products were seized by federal health officials over public safety fears.

A Industries have been sued by a Houston couple who blame the tainted pads for the death of their two-year-old son. The boy, who recently underwent surgery, was treated at the hospital with alcohol that were later recalled. The boy developed an infection with Bacillus cereus, and later died.

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House Passes SPILL Act For BP/Transocean Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Disaster Victims

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Horizon Oil Rig Disaster Victims

The Death on the High Seas Act currently prevents the victims’ families from suing BP, Transocean. and the other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon drilling operation for compensation other than funeral expenses and a portion of the workers’ lost wages.

The bill that passed in the House amended the decades-old Death on the High Seas Act to allow families of the deceased oil workers to recover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of care, comfort and companionship. The bill, known as the Securing Protections for the Injured from Limitations on Liability (SPILL) Act, passed the House by a voice vote. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce oppose the change, arguing that it would expose maritime industries to new costs and legal burdens. The SPILL Act also updated another maritime liability law by repealing the Limitation of Liability Act, the 1851 law that allows Transocean to limit its liability to the worth of its now-destroyed rig. The bill now moves to the Senate.

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