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Officials Report a Projected Increase in Traffic Fatalities

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In 2015 alone, 35,200 people in the U.S. lost their lives after becoming involved in car accidents. This statistical projection, recently publicized by the U.S. Department of Transportation, demonstrates an increase of 7.7 percent compared to the total traffic fatalities that occurred in 2014. That year, the figure stood at 32,675 deaths. It’s important to… Read more »

Sidney Woman Killed in Head-On Collision

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A head-on accident on West River Road took the life of a 47-year-old Sidney woman the night of June 15. Laurie Garland was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, after her vehicle crossed the center line of West River Road and collided head-on with a vehicle containing two juveniles. Both of the juveniles… Read more »

Fatality Marks Fifth Motorcycle Death in Maine for 2016

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Another motorcycle accident in Maine has claimed an innocent life. 36-year-old Robert Locke, from Lynbrook, New York, died after being thrown from his motorcycle on Alfred’s Route 111. According to state police, the victim had joined a group of friends for a trip to New Hampshire when the accident happened. Police say that Locke swerved… Read more »

Five Overlooked Hazards that Present Summer Safety Risks

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School is finally out and the summer is on its way. Along with the graduation parties, barbecues, and summer recreation, the sunny season brings a rise in injuries. Sources ranging from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to hospital emergency rooms confirm that accidental injuries swiftly increase during the summer months, and many of those… Read more »

Recreational Boating Accident Injuries Drop, Reports Coast Guard

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Last year saw 32 recreational boating accidents in Maine, and eight fatalities, reports The U.S. Coast Guard. According to its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics, national boating accident related injuries are significantly lower than recent years, with 2,613 injuries in 2015. Boating deaths spiked just 2.6 percent from 2014, with 626 deaths last year. While this… Read more »

Family: Maine Med Patient’s 6th Story Jump Not Suicide

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A man who jumped from a sixth story window in the Richards Tower of the Maine Medical Center last month was not attempting suicide but, rather, suffering from impaired judgment due to a brain injury, according to his family.  The man, identified as Paul Cady of Hollis, was recovering from a motorcycle accident that took… Read more »

Updated OSHA Reporting Requirements Yield Workplace Accident Data

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Now that the first year under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new workplace injury reporting requirements has come and gone, the agency is now assessing the implications of the data gleaned in the past 12 months and what it may reveal about employer-based safety initiatives and precautions. In support of that effort, OSHA… Read more »

Durham Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained in Head-On Crash

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A Durham woman has died from injuries that she sustained on Friday, March 11, during a head-on collision in Topsham. Christina Babnaw, 44, died in the hospital on Saturday night, March 12, as confirmed on Sunday morning by Topsham police Sgt. Mark Gilliam. The accident took place near the 800 block of Middlesex Road, according… Read more »

Alcohol a Likely Culprit in Fatal Maine Crash

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A fatal Maine car accident on County Road claimed the life of 28-year old Matthew Spencer, reports the Bangor Daily News. On the morning of February 24, Matthew was riding as a passenger with his younger sibling Nicholas, 21, when his brother lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a telephone pole. The car… Read more »