| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:57 PM
HARTFORD — A Superior Court jury in Hartford has awarded $7.29 million in damages to the family of a state Department of Transportation supervisor who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Route 8 in March 2012.
Daniel R. DiNardi, 41, of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has been fined more than $800,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for repeated safety violations in the past five months, according to a U.S. Department of Labor news release....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The recent cluster of three high school football deaths brought to the forefront just how unsafe the game is. While the rate of fatal injuries is very low, football remains a dangerous activity. The statistics for the NFL are familiar and striking. In...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Oak View Elementary School parent Jackie Talamantes hugged her little girl tightly in the school parking lot Thursday morning before the first-grader boarded a bus for the first time.
Talamantes shouted for her daughter, Mia, to remember that she had...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
With a cough, everything changed.
Carmelo Licitra was a physician treating a man ravaged by HIV.
Then a coughing jag gripped the patient, drawing blood. Some of it splashed in Licitra's eyes.
In an instant, the doctor swapped his white coat for...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
A dozen people reported serious health problems or injuries on Disney World rides during the third quarter of 2014, while two such incidents were reported at Universal Orlando and one at SeaWorld.
Universal reported no major incidents at its newest...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Hundreds of Huntington Beach students may not be returning to classes Wednesday, as the Ocean View School District had initially planned.
The district had said that 300 students from Lake View Elementary School – one of three campuses closed...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Students from three Huntington Beach elementary campuses who have been unable to attend school for days because of the risk of exposure to asbestos will return to class Thursday morning, but in many cases those classes will be in other districts.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Nearly 200 airplane cabin cleaners have gone on strike at LaGuardia Airport in New York City after they say their demands for improved health and safety measures to protect them from biohazards and diseases such as Ebola have been denied.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:09 PM
VERNON — A Manchester builder renovating the polluted site of a defunct textile mill has been cited by federal officials for 25 "serious" violations of workplace safety and health standards.
Rockville Construction LLC, 61 Tolland Turnpike,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:21 PM
NEWINGTON -- Federal authorities have fined a local cabinet and staircase maker $60,200 after an April accident that cost a worker parts of two fingers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited West Hartford Stairs & Cabinets for 16...