People are injured in fires and explosions every day across America, and Pittsburgh is no exception. However, fires, and explosions do not occur without a reason. Either someone has started a fire, rather by accident or on purpose, someone has set off a bomb, or a more likely reason is that it is the result of a defective or misused product. Fire injuries are some of the most severe and debilitative injuries a person can experience.
Five years ago, a worker at a store died under the feet of rampaging Black Friday shoppers. It's a death that could have been prevented, according to the U.S. Labor Department. With the anniversary of the event looming in the days ahead, the government agency has issued some words of warning in hopes of making the 2013 holiday shopping season safer for everyone.
Earlier this week, three male students from a Pittsburgh-area high school wound up in the hospital after a shooting incident near the school. Fortunately, according to WPXI, none of them received life-threatening injuries and police report they have a student suspect in custody.
There is a Pennsylvania statute on the books that declares that vehicles can't park on sidewalks. The intent of the law, according to the state Superior Court, is to keep pedestrians safe. That's all.
Portions of southwestern Pennsylvania got nailed with some high winds and wet weather overnight. The Post-Gazette reports that officials have issued warnings for people to be cautious. Slick surfaces because of the mix of water and downed leaves could make for some slip and fall hazards.