Posted on June 29th, 2010
A hospital in Missouri has admitted that, due to a radiation machine that was programmed incorrectly, 76 patients were given a 50 percent overdose of radiation.
According to hospital officials, the machine was programmed incorrectly after it was installed in 2004. Since then, every patient that has used the machine has been exposed to 50 percent more radiation than needed.
The error was finally discovered when a new technician was being trained to use the machine in September 2009. The hospital is no longer using the device and a full investigation is underway.
Stereographic radiation machines are used to treat small brain tumors and usually only one treatment is necessary.
Posted on June 24th, 2010
Three people were injured in car crash on Missouri 83, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
A man was driving a 1999 Mazda with two people in his car when his vehicle suddenly veered off the road and struck a highway sign and a utility pole before coming to a stop.
The driver was flown to a hospital in Springfield and his tow passengers ages 51 and 23 suffered non-life threatening injuries. They were both transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Car accidents can happen quickly and when they were least expected, our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the victims.
Posted on June 21st, 2010
Natural Balance has pulled Sweet Potato and Chicken dog food from the market due to possible salmonella contamination. The company took the food off of the market after a random sample tested by the Federal Drug Administration tested positive for the bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
The sample that was tested had a ‘best by’ date of June 17, 2011, according to the FDA. The 5-pound and 28-pound bags of the Sweet Potato and Chicken dog food are effected in the recall. There have been no reports of illnesses due to the recalled product.
The company also hired an independent lab to test the recalled products. The product has been distributed in pet specialty stores in 26 states including: Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, Utah and Oregon.
Posted on June 16th, 2010
A young woman from Lawrence was rushed to the emergency room after a motor vehicle accident in Kansas City, Missouri.
The 18-year-old woman was traveling on County Road 458 when she failed to negotiate a sharp curve which forced her Jetta off the roadway. Her vehicle then rolled multiple times before finally coming to a stop. The woman was ejected from the vehicle.
The woman was transported to a local hospital and then airlifted to a trauma center in Kansas City. She is listed in stable condition. Details into the accident are still being investigated.
Car accidents can change the lives of all people involved, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim.
Posted on June 14th, 2010
Missouri Highway Patrol said that a truck driver admitted that he took his eyes off of the road and when he looked up was unable to stop for slowing traffic, causing a truck accident.
The semi-truck rear-ended a car causing a horrific accident on Interstate 55. The semi-truck could not stop in time and it ran over a Ford Focus and drug it 100 yards. The 52-year-old man driving this vehicle was killed.
The semi-truck driver than swerved to the right hitting more cars and killing a 28-year-old female driver. An accident re constructionist is currently reviewing the accident to see if the truck driver is negligent.
Semi-trucks are huge vehicles and when they are involved in accidents serious injury can result, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim.
Posted on June 10th, 2010
Over Memorial weekend, an Amtrak train derailed in Illinois and officials are continuing to investigate what caused the train accident.
There were 63 passengers on the train when it derailed and five of them were treated for injuries suffered in the accident. The remaining passengers were given the option to either return to their original city or continue on to their destination via charter buses. The coaches of the train that left the track are owned by Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern.
Posted on June 8th, 2010
At the site for the new IBM Technology service center, a worker was killed in a construction accident after falling.
The man was working inside the building when he fell but the details of the fall are unknown at this point. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to transport the man to the hospital. The man passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The local police department along with the Occupational Safety and Health Commission will be conducting an investigation into the accident. The main contractor, Little Dixie Construction Co., is said to be in full compliance with OSHA’s regulations.
Construction site accidents can cause serious injury or worse. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victim.
Posted on June 3rd, 2010
Whirlpool Corp with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have voluntarily issued a recall for 1.7 million dishwashers due to a fire hazard.
The company has received 12 reports of heating element failures that have resulted in fire which has caused serious fire damage to the dishwashers and in one case, extensive damage to the whole kitchen.
Other brands in the recall include Jenn-Air, Crosley and Amana. The dishwashers were sold from February 2006 to April 2010.
Posted on June 1st, 2010
One man from Kirby was killed in a motor vehicle accident after a GMC crossed the center line and hit the motorcycle head-on.
The crash occurred on Missouri 76 around 1:10 p.m. when the 62-year-old motorcyclist was hit and thrown from his bike. The driver of the GMC suffered serious injury and was transported to the hospital, and the motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 36-year-old driver was driving east when she ran off the side of the road into a mailbox and then swerved across the lanes into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle continued to go off the side of the road and she was thrown out as her vehicle flipped.
Motor vehicle accidents can have traumatizing effects on all that are involved. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim.