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NTSB Probing Deadly Tesla Underride Crash in Florida

The driver of a 2018 Tesla Model 3 was killed in Delray Beach, Florida, March 1 when the electrical vehicle hit the side of a tractor-trailer turning left. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that Jeremy Beren Banner, 50, was driving his Tesla southbound on State Road 7 when it struck the side of a tractor-trailer turning left onto the divided highway. The underride crash sheered the roof off the Tesla. Mr. Banner died at the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent a team of three investigators to look into the crash. The federal agency has taken an ... Read More

Toddler Suffers Burn Injuries From Pressure Cooker Accident

An Idaho toddler is recovering from severe burn injuries he suffered when the contents of a pressure cooker erupted, showering him with scalding hot liquid and food. Two-year-old Chayse Bodily was in the kitchen with his mother Angela Bodily the evening of Sept. 9 as she was about to put the finishing touches on Sunday dinner. She told the Twin Falls Times-News that she released the pressure from the pressure cooker and removed the lid to add some potatoes to a roast that was nearly done. Without warning, a bubble that was trapped under the roast shot the contents to ... Read More

Utah Driver Sues Tesla For Autopilot Crash

A Utah woman whose Tesla Model S sedan crashed into a firetruck near Salt Lake City in May is suing the automaker, claiming the vehicle’s Autopilot system drove her into stopped traffic. Heather Lommatzsch, 29, alleges in her lawsuit that Tesla salespeople told her when she was buying the car in 2016 that she would only need to touch the steering wheel occasionally with Autopilot activated. But instead of helping her avoid a collision, her vehicle drove her into the back of an idling firetruck, the lawsuit alleges according to the Associated Press. Tesla’s Autopilot is a semi-autonomous system that ... Read More

Utah Teen Faces Amputation After Work Accident

A Utah teen who was electrocuted while working with a tree removal company in Salt Lake City may have to undergo a limb amputation, his family said. Seventeen-year-old Jared Hernandez was on the job with a tree removal crew Friday, Aug. 3, when he noticed a fire had broken out next to the crane the crew was using to remove a tree, a GoFundMe page set up to help cover his medical bills said. The teen tried to warn the men in the crane but they couldn’t hear him, so he decided to climb onto the crane to warn them, ... Read More

Two Workers Suffer Burn Injuries in Utah Gas Plant Explosion

Two workers suffered severe burns and other injuries when a natural gas compression facility in Eastern Utah exploded on the morning of July 28. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the blast at the compression plant, located near the town of Cisco, Utah, about 50 miles west of Grand Junction, Colorado. Lt. Beau Edic of the Lower Valley Fire Protection District told The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel that despite their burns and other significant injuries, the men “removed themselves” from the blast site and drove to I-70, where they were evacuated to hospitals by helicopter. One of the ... Read More

Girl’s Accidental Finger Amputation Triggers Lawsuit Against Grocery Chain

The parents of a girl who suffered an accidental amputation of her fingers on a grocery store escalator have filed a lawsuit against the company and an escalator parts manufacturer. According to court documents reviewed by Salt Lake City’s KUTV Channel 2, plaintiff Silvia Zamora was shopping at the Smith’s Marketplace grocery store in the Central City district of Salt Lake City, Utah, in September when the accidental amputation occurred. Ms. Zamora was using the store’s self-checkout when her 3-year-old daughter wandered around the other side of the checkout, KUTV reported, citing court documents. Ms. Zamora didn’t realize her daughter ... Read More

Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Utah 7-Eleven Store

An outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Salt Lake City area could have affected an estimated 2,000 people, Salt Lake County health officials said. The Salt Lake County Health Department believes the hepatitis A outbreak stems from a wider outbreak of the disease sickening people since August. “The possible hepatitis A exposure occurred when an infected employee worked while ill and potentially handled certain items in the store,” county health officials said on Sunday. The current outbreak centers on the 7-Eleven store at 2666 West 7800 South in the city of West Jordan, just ... Read More

Greyhound Bus Crash Kills Girl, Injures 12 Others in Utah

A Greyhound bus veered off the shoulder of I-70 in Utah late New Year’s Eve, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring a dozen others, including three in serious condition. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are on their way to the scene of the Greyhound bus crash in Emery County in the central part of Utah. The Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release that the Greyhound bus was traveling west on Interstate 70 to Las Vegas when it careened off the highway about 11 p.m. Sunday. “The bus traveled into a steep wash and came to rest approximately ... Read More

Utah Woman Sues Costco For E. Coli Injuries

A Utah woman who contracted a severe and debilitating form of E. coli illness after eating chicken salad linked to a multistate outbreak is suing Costco, alleging it permanently ruined her health, quality of life, and acting aspirations. Chloe Rodgerson was just 18 years old when she became extremely sick after eating Costco chicken salad in October 2015. She started to vomit blood and her health deteriorated to the point where she was left fighting for her life in intensive care. No connection was made between her illness and the chicken salad immediately, so doctors were testing Ms. Rodgerson for ... Read More

Railroad Crossing Error Causes Utah Commuter Train To Ram Fed-Ex Truck

Railroad officials are investigating a harrowing high-speed collision of a commuter train with a Fed-Ex cargo semi-truck Jan. 21 just north of Salt Lake City, Utah. Video footage captured by a dashboard camera in a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction of the Fed-Ex truck shows the oncoming truck slowing as it travels over bumpy tracks. The arms of the railroad crossing gate are raised and no lights or other warning signals are activated. As the cab of the truck clears the track, a Utah Transit Authority (UTA) FrontRunner commuter train slams into the truck’s trailer, splitting the vehicle in ... Read More