Posted on August 31st, 2010
A Missouri train was involved in two accidents in the same day, one accident left a man in critical condition.
The first accident occurred when a 44-year-old man was traveling to St. Louis, Missouri when he drove through the barrier at a railroad crossing, according to police officials. The train struck the back half of the vehicle causing the man to be thrown 40 feet from the car. The man was rushed to the hospital and placed in the intensive care unit, but is expected to survive.
Two hours after this incident, the same train was involved in another accident when it hit the bumper of a maintenance worker’s truck that was parked to closely to the tracks. The worker was spraying weeds from inside the truck when the accident occurred, but he was uninjured.
Railroad accidents can cause serious injury to all people involved, our thoughts are with the victim during his recovery process.
Posted on August 24th, 2010
A man from Springfield was killed in a car accident in Region 8 last week.
The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 63 as the man was driving and his car went off of the right side of the road for unknown reasons. The car then flipped over and rolled into a group of trees before hitting a fence and coming to a stop.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews after he was ejected from the car during the accident. The passenger in the vehicle was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Car accidents can cause serious injury to all people inside the vehicle, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.
Posted on August 17th, 2010
Several brands of eggs have been recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination at two chain stores, Albertsons and Ralphs.
The recall effects eggs that were distributed to food wholesalers, food service companies and distribution centers in multiple different states such as Nebraska, California, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Iowa.
The recalled eggs were packaged by Wright County Egg of Galt and it has been said that the company is working cooperatively with the Federal Drug Administration during the investigation.
Posted on August 9th, 2010
The driver of a truck was injured in a Amtrak train accident in St. Louis.
The accident occurred at 8 a.m. when the motorist drove across the barrier at the railroad tracks. The train was unable to stop in time and struck the back half of the truck, causing it to split in half.
The train was pushed 100 yards down the tracks, but the driver was thrown from the vehicle. The driver was rushed to the hospital in serious condition, but authorities have said that he will survive. There were 129 passengers on the train, luckily none of them were injured in the accident.
Railroad accidents can cause serious injury to everyone involved, our thoughts are with the victim and his family during his recovery time.
Posted on August 5th, 2010
Two are dead and as many as 50 more are injured following a tragic accident involving two school buses, an 18-wheeler semi truck, and an SUV. According to reports, the tragic accident occurred approximately 40 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, and shut down traffic for approximately four hours as rescue workers fought to take control of the situation.
The spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation noted that the accident likely occurred at the 250-mile marker on 1-44 at approximately 10:30 in the morning. The buses were conveying 8th-grade members of the St. James school district marching band to a Six Flags amusement park.
Forty-five children were rushed to nearby hospitals and are currently undergoing treatment. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined. The attorneys of Strong-Garner-Bauer ask you to keep the victims of this terrible accident in your thoughts.
Posted on August 3rd, 2010
A miner was killed in a workplace accident at the coal mine Peabody Energy. The accident occurred at the mine in Southern Illinois, which was shut down after the accident.
The full details of the accident are still unknown, but the mining company has informed federal officials. The mine was recently under a close watch by the Mine Safety and Health Administration after receiving several citations.
Peabody said that they were taking aggressive action to correct the issue that they were cited for. This mine had a workforce of 400 people and sold 3.7 million tons of coal to customers in 2008. Peabody is a Missouri-based company that sells near 255 million tons of coal a year.
Industrial and construction accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our condolences are with the family of the victim.