Ambulance Mount Failure:
Improper Installation Increases Patient Injury

Case Summary:  An ambulance service and their driver were named in a lawsuit following a crash that injured the patient being transported. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which…

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Investigating Ladder Falls: Equipment Failure or User Error?

Woman on ladder, spray painting side of building.

Falls from ladders result in approximately 15,000 injuries and about 400 to 500 deaths each year. While there are numerous factors that can contribute to a fall from a ladder,…

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Aerial Error: Firetruck Ladder Case Study

Photo of collapsed firetruck ladder from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report.

Case Summary:  At the scene of a fire, a firefighter climbed a truck-mounted ladder to adjust the flow of water to better direct it onto the fire. He ascended the…

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Defective Gym Equipment

Gym Equipment

Case Synopsis: While working out at a gym, the plaintiff was attempting to perform an abdominal crunch using an adjustable pulley weight machine when the cable on the machine suddenly broke…

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