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Safety Campaign Shows Deadly Connecticut Roads Can Improve for Pedestrians

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign recently released data about Connecticut’s most dangerous roads for pedestrians. U.S. 5 and Boston Post Road are the worst in the state. Pedestrian deaths happened the most in New Haven County with 38 deaths, followed by

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Connecticut Chemical Companies Should Comply with Regulations to Protect Workers and General Public

Recently, a Connecticut company was fined for violating hazardous waste management laws after the Environmental Protection Agency inspected its chemical distribution facility and warehouse. Hubbard-Hall formulates and distributes more than 5,000 chemicals out of its facility in Waterbury and another

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Rail Safety is Possible When Politics Get Out of the Way

The Rail Safety Improvement Act is poised to help prevent train wrecks and implement Positive Train Control (PTC) systems that automatically turn on the brakes when a train is about to derail or collide. But if certain House of Representatives

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Connecticut Eye Surgery Centers Noted for Serious Mistakes that Could Risk Patient Safety

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has found eye surgery centers around the state that have failed to report serious errors to patients and have inadequate sanitation. The Constitution Eye Surgery Center East in Waterford was fined for performing surgery

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Connecticut Nursing Home Care Lapses Increase Risk of Harm to Residents

When nursing homes deviate from the standard of care that residents are due, they can cause serious harm. Recent incidents in Connecticut show how nursing homes lapsed in their patient care. The South Windsor Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center was

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Deceptive Practices by Connecticut Supplement Companies Raise Liability Concerns

Recent news headlines show three Connecticut companies are in hot water after the state’s Attorney General has found them engaging in deceptive trade practices to lure consumers to purchase their weight loss supplements. The three Branford, Conn. companies’ sales and

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Deadly Connecticut Roofing Accident Highlights Worker Safety Gaps

A recent construction accident at the new Chelsea Piers sports complex highlights the safety precautions workers and employers need to take. The worker, Javier Salinas, died when he fell from the open roof to the ground 50 feet below. He

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Home Care Inspections Backlogged As Concerns For Patient Safety Rise in Connecticut

As the senior population grows and individuals seek care outside of hospitals and nursing homes, the demand for home care workers increases. In Connecticut, the Department of Health (DPH) is supposed to inspect Medicare-certified home health agencies every two to

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New Connecticut Law Bans Using Flammable Gas To Clean Gas Pipes

An important piece of legislation was recently passed by the Connecticut legislature that prohibits the use of flammable gas to clean an electric facility’s gas pipes. Last year, a power plant blast at the Kleen Energy System facility in Middletown

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Connecticut Personal Injury Victims of Errors at Rehab and Elder Care Facilities

Errors at multiple Connecticut rehabilitation and nursing home facilities put residents at risk. The Gaylord Farms Rehabilitation Center in Wallingford failed to secure the facility’s van keys and did not take more aggressive steps to prevent a patient from leaving

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