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Target data breach has put card replacement costs for financial institutions in excess of $200 million

Despite efforts on all sides to keep costs at a minimum, financial institutions are still dealing with the costs from Target’s data breach. According to reports by the Consumer Bankers Association and the Credit Union National Association, the data breach’s costs have surpassed $200 million for financial institutions. That number is expected to grow, since only 21.8 million of the 40 million stolen credit and debit cards have been replaced to date, the trade associations said. Both associations have had significant increases in their calculations of what financial institutions will end up paying out in an effort to restore customer ... Read More

Snoopy sno-cone machines recalled by LaRose Industries

LaRose® Industries, the New Jersey-based toy and hobby goods supplier, has announced a recall of more than 100,000 Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines. This recall was announced soon after the company received 64 reports of the Charlie Brown-themed sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder dropping brass rivets during usage, posing injury risks to both the mouth and teeth of its consumers. The Cra-Z-Art Sno-Cone Machines come with one of three batch numbers:  BCH003005A28-0812, BCHTRU001A17-0812 or BCHTRU004A16-0712. One of these batch numbers will be printed on the back of the white sno-cone machine which is in the shape of a plastic dog house with a ... Read More

The trucker’s cab: America’s most dangerous office?

Every day, 15 American workers leave for work but never return home. On-the-job deaths have declined significantly in the United States in the last few years, but the rates are still unacceptably high, especially for commercial truck drivers. To help drive down the number of on-the-job fatalities, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) urges motorists and businesses to focus on driving safety. Any number of safety hazards may abound in the typical workplace, but for professional drivers, the highway is a workplace and their truck is an office. And the highway is a dangerous place. Most on-the-job deaths, regardless ... Read More

Most work-related deaths occur behind the wheel

Every day, 15 American workers leave for work but never return home. On-the-job deaths have declined significantly in the United States in the last few years, but the rates are still unacceptably high. To help drive down the number of workplace fatalities, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) urges motorists and businesses to focus on driving safety. Safety hazards may abound in the workplace, but the majority of on-the-job deaths occur on the road. Utility workers, emergency responders, law enforcement officials, truckers, postal workers, construction workers, farmers, and many others all rely on transportation as part of their workday, ... Read More

Was the Black Friday Wal-Mart trampling anyone’s fault?

After the trampling of a 34-year-old Wal-Mart employee on Black Friday, there is bound to be a lot of finger pointing. Some people who were hurt in the incident blame not just Wal-Mart but the Nassau County Police Department as well. The police, the grocery worker’s union, and others blame Wal-Mart. And Wal-Mart seems to be shrugging its shoulders as if to suggest it’s never before heard of mob mentality and crowd control. The truth is that Wal-Mart, like many other giant retailers throughout the country, knows about consumer behavior. Wal-Mart knows how to work a crowd. “The safety and ... Read More

father and son sue Wal-Mart for Black Friday stampede injuries

A man and his son who were caught in the crowd that stormed the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart have now filed a lawsuit against the retail chain for injuries they sustained in the Black Friday incident. The stampede of anxious customers took down the Wal-Mart’s doors as employees began to unlock them, killing one 34-year-old employee. According to a report by CNN, 51-year-old Fritz Mesadieu and 19-year-old Jonathan Mesadieu were “literally carried from their position outside the store” when the Wal-Mart doors came down. Kenneth Mollins, the attorney hired by the men to represent them in the suit, ... Read More

Was Wal-Mart negligent in the black friday trampling?

An impatient crowd, frenzied by the thought of saving some money this holiday season, pushes through the doors of Wal-Mart as a temporary employee unlocks them early Friday morning. The doors are ripped from their hinges and smashed as the crowd pushes forward, trampling the holiday worker and others caught underfoot. 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour, a 6’5” 270-pound man hired to help with the holiday crowds, was crushed to death on the floor of the Nassau County, Long Island, Wal-Mart as hundreds of people stepped on him. Others were also injured, including a 28-year-old woman who is eight months pregnant. While ... Read More

don’t let safety take a holiday

As we head into the Labor Day holiday weekend, most people are thinking about vacation plans, fun with family and friends, and good times. But it’s important to slow down before the weekend gets going and take a moment to think about safety. There are several areas in which to be mindful when it comes to keeping yourself and those you love safe during this holiday weekend, or any time when fun and recreation is forefront. Don’t let injury spoil the good times. A big part of Labor Day weekend is the barbecue. If you’re going to be grilling out, ... Read More