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Q&A: Minimizing serious contractor injuries with analytics Special

It is possible for companies with contractors to take steps to minimize serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) with the use of digital-based, predictive analytics.

Second Earthquake hits Puerto Rico, causing death and injuries

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the US territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas.

Explosion in London, Ontario destroys home, damages seven others

A woman has been charged with impaired driving after a vehicle slammed into a home in London, Ontario and hit a gas line, causing a major explosion that injured six first responders and one civilian and sent residents fleeing from their homes.

Amtrak train derailed leaves one car dangling from overpass

An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday southwest of Seattle and landed on Interstate 5 on the first day of service on the route. Multiple injuries and fatalities were reported.

No deaths reported after earthquake hits Honshu, Japan

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook parts of western Honshu, Japan early Friday afternoon, damaging homes and some roads and cutting power to 77,000 people.

Ikea recalls 80,000 baby gates over risk of unlocking and falls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of 80,000 Ikea baby safety gates after reports of injuries around the world. The baby gates under the recall notice can unlock unexpectedly, causing falls.

Regulators had not inspected San Francisco tour bus that crashed

San Francisco - The sightseeing bus that apparently lost its brakes and careened out of control for two blocks in San Francisco's popular Union Square shopping district last week was not registered nor inspected as required by California law.

Over 200 hurt in Paris attacks, 80 seriously: security source

Paris - On top of at least 120 people killed in the wave of attacks across Paris on Friday, more than 200 were injured, including 80 seriously, a source close to the investigation said.

Free quake-recovery workshops planned Thursday in Napa

Napa - Survivors of last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake are invited Thursday to two free recovery workshops on First Street in downtown Napa.

Why trampolines can be fun but also dangerous

Indianapolis - They may be fun to jump and bounce around on or watch children and grandchildren play on, but a new decade-long study found that trampolines resulted in more than 1 million trips to emergency rooms, costing in excess of $1 billion.

Injured who lived near closed trauma centers more likely to die

Injured patients who had to travel an average 13 minutes longer to reach a hospital trauma center because a facility nearer to home had closed were more likely to die of their injuries in the hospital, according to a new California study.

Sweat glands help fight injuries

New research shows that our sweat glands help us to tackle various injuries. This is because the glands are a source of stem cells that are particularly suited to healing wounds.

More injuries on Extreme Park cross course

Two of the first six riders in Sunday's opening snowboard cross seeding run were taken away on stretchers after falling heavily, causing concern a day after Russian freestyle skier Maria Ko...

McDonald's potato wedges are especially bad for you in France

A French diner found out just how bad McDonald's food can be for your health, when she was hit in the eye by a stray flying potato wedge and seriously injured. The poor woman was booked off work for 10 days due to the injury.

Set collapses at Fuerzabruta show at Camden Roundhouse

London - Three spectators and a performer were injured after part of the set collapsed onto the audience during an acrobat show in London.

Two high school students killed at house party in Houston suburb

Cypress - An 18-year-old girl's birthday party in a Houston suburb Saturday night turned deadly when gunmen opened fire killing two high school students and injuring at least 20 others, authorities said Sunday.

Barcelona suburban train collision injures 22 people

Barcelona - Two trains collided at Barcelona's Sants station on Friday morning, injuring 22 people. Of these, 10 required treatment and one person was hospitalized.

Pile-up panic and injuries in Pamplona's 'Running of the Bulls'

Pamplona - Local television showed scenes of sheer chaos as piles of fallen runners blocked the entrance to the bullring in Pamplona on the seventh day of the famed San Fermín Festival, or the "Running of the Bulls."

Video: Car crashes into crowd at Gran Turismo show in Poland

A Koenigsegg CCX luxury car swerved into a crowd of spectators attending the Gran Turismo Polonia in the Polish city of Poznan, according to media reports. At least 15 people have been injured, four of them seriously.

Decreasing the costs of sports injuries

It is heartbreaking to watch a hero suffer an injury in the middle of a game and, after a wave of recent injuries, many franchises are feeling the pain in both their roster and wallet.

Deputy Önder injured by gas canister in Istanbul park protest

Istanbul - As the protest against the demolition of "the last public green space" in Istanbul continues, Deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder has been shot in the shoulder by police with a gas canister on Friday and is in hospital.

Concussions, sports take center stage Saturday in Austin Special

Austin - From young children making their first play on the field to highly paid professional athletes, the risk of concussions and how to treat such injuries have emerged as THE sports medicine issue of our time.

Video: Horrific Daytona crash sends fans to the hospital

Daytona Beach - The start of the 2013 NASCAR season went from cheers of excitement to gasps of horror as a car slams into the catch fence, showering spectators with debris and critically injuring at least two fans.

UPDATE: 1200 injured as meteors hit parts of Russia (Video)

Chelyabinsk - Massive meteor fragments began raining out of the sky over parts of northeast Russia, damaging infrastructure in one city and injuring hundreds.

Vet barely survived police beating at Occupy rally, sues Oakland

Oakland - Army veteran Kayvan Sabeghi, 33, was badly injured, arrested and sent to jail during an Occupy Oakland protest in November 2011. He is now suing Oakland for being denied medical treatment, as he barely survived the experience.

Video: Fireworks explosion during Spain festival injures 28

Elche - A rogue firework set off thousands of others in a church bell tower in Elche, Spain during a town festival on Monday, injuring 28 people.

Dozens of beach-goers stung by stingrays in Southern California

La Jolla - As if recent shark sightings aren't enough to keep people out of the water, now dozens of people have been attacked by stingrays in Southern California.

Op-Ed: NBA: Kobe and Amare return to their teams in losing efforts

San Antonio - This past week was filled with excitement, disappointment, and surprise for NBA fans. We learned Dwight Howard would need surgery, and that Kobe Bryant and Amare Stoudemire would likely return to their respective teams Friday, and they did.

Video: Car crashes through supermarket injuring 10

A 76-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving after crashing through into a supermarket on Saturday in Florida, U.S.A.

New study: Consensual sex causes as many vaginal injuries as rape

A new study of methods for investigating rape shows that vaginal injuries are as common in consensual sex as in rape. The study raises questions about investigation methods that assume vaginal injuries are evidence of forced intercourse or rape.
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Last month s South Napa earthquake damaged downtown s 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and ...
Last month's South Napa earthquake damaged downtown's 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and Brown streets.
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A photographer captures the chaos moments after a bomb explodes at the Boston Marathon
A photographer captures the chaos moments after a bomb explodes at the Boston Marathon
Mortar fireworks.
Mortar fireworks.
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CRASH: The tour bus involved in Friday s accident in San Francisco came to rest alongside an under-c...
CRASH: The tour bus involved in Friday's accident in San Francisco came to rest alongside an under-construction Apple Computer store at Post and Stockton streets, near Union Square.
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LOCKDOWN: Photo shows Peterson Hall, the former administration building, on the Seattle Pacific University campus in Seattle.
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At the bottom of rollerblade-suicide hill in Weaselhead  paramedics arrived on foot
At the bottom of rollerblade-suicide hill in Weaselhead, paramedics arrived on foot
Photo shows Darnall Hospital at the US Army base at Fort Hood  Texas  where many victims of Wednesda...
Photo shows Darnall Hospital at the US Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where many victims of Wednesday's shooting were taken.
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