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August 2013 Archives

Wedding crasher arrested in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania man showed up to a wedding uninvited and caused more trouble than anyone might have thought possible. When the intoxicated wedding crasher was asked to leave the event, he got into his vehicle and allegedly caused two different types of car accidents before his evening ended. A motive for his behavior has not been revealed.

Blast kills one, injures 15

U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a communications utilities contracting company for allegedly causing a gas leak that led to an explosion in Kansas City. OSHA says the company may be fined for as much as $161,000.

Researchers receive funds to study traumatic brain injuries

Two Pennsylvania researchers were chosen by the National Institutes of Health to spearhead a five-year international study to evaluate treatments for pediatric traumatic brain injury. In the United States, almost a half-million children age 14 and younger are brought to emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries. TBI is one of the leading causes of disability and death among children. The purpose of the $16.5 million study is to collect evidence in order to standardize clinical procedures and establish guidelines to improve the care of children suffering from TBI.

Court of Appeals upholds regulations for truck drivers

Pennsylvania truck drivers may be interested to learn that regulations introduced by the U.S. Transportation Department were upheld by a three-judge panel in a federal appeals court. The regulations, which hope to combat driver fatigue, state that truck drivers can only drive for 11 hours each day and require that truckers take a 34-hour rest period once each week. In order to meet the requirements of the rest period, drivers will have to take two consecutive nights off.