The father of a 14-year-old West Hills boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being sucker-punched by another teen has launched a website and a movement to combat bullying and random acts of violence, while promoting kindness. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, Ed Peisner has launched Jordanstrong.org in an effort to help prevent what happened to his son Jordan, who can no longer play sports or skateboard like other kids as a result of the injury he suffered. He calls it a “kindness” movement. Continue reading →
A large, old pine tree uprooted and fell onto a group of children at a summer day camp in Pasadena injuring eight, two critically.
According to an ABC news report, the 75-foot-tall, 75-year-old pine crashed without warning near the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena’s Brookside Park.
Witnesses said they heard the tree crack and saw it fall on a group of children.
Eight children, ranging from 6 to 8 years old, were injured. Six were Continue reading →
Two men suffered burn injuries after a propane tank they were trying to refill exploded the afternoon of July 3, 2015.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred at a propane-filling station in the 12500 block of Western Avenue in Garden Grove.
The men, one an employee and another, a customer, suffered burn injuries described as “moderate” on their arms and legs.
They were transported to an area trauma center.
The filling station has notified the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
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Frank Barrile, 31, was killed in a Beverly Hills industrial accident involving an elevator at an apartment building the night of November 6, 2014.
According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident was reported in the 400 block of South Rexford Drive near Olympic Boulevard.
Barrile was found in the elevator shaft on the ground floor of the three-story apartment building.
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A 25-year-old woman who was sunbathing on the beach in Venice was run over and injured by a lifeguard SUV.
According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of September 15, 2014.
Officials say a lifeguard was responding to a call about swimmers getting close to the rocks. The SUV had used lights and sirens when the lifeguard initially arrived at the location.
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One man was electrocuted and another shocked during a construction accident at Mission Viejo High School the afternoon of July 17, 2014.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a construction crew was working on the campus’s athletic field in the 25000 block of Chrisanta Drive when one of the workers was electrocuted.
Orange County Fire Authority officials said the workers were Continue reading →
A worker suffered injuries on the job after he fell about 25 feet into the cargo hold of a ship, which was docked at the Port of Los Angeles.
According to a City News Service report in the Daily Breeze, the incident occurred the morning of June 16, 2014 at Berth 209 near the 1000 block of New Dock Street.
The worker, a man in his late 50s, fell into a very small area two levels below deck of the 623-foot bulk cargo vessel Navios Vector, a Panamanian-registered ship.
The area was filled with 60-foot-long steel pipes that were securely fastened and the man was not trapped beneath them, officials said.
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A 49-year-old woman was struck and seriously injured by a maintenance vehicle while she was sunbathing on a beach near Venice.
According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the accident occurred the morning of May 14, 2014 on Via Marina Peninsula Beach just north of the Marina Del Rey Harbor.
The driver of the vehicle, a longtime employee of the Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors’ beach maintenance division, had stopped to tend to large pieces of debris near the shoreline, officials said.
As he tried to leave the area, he turned his Nissan Xterra SUV from the shore,
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At least 24 students were injured after a stage at Servite High School collapsed during an annual rally.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of March 8, 2014.
The wooden stage collapsed as 250 Rosary High School’s students were performing in the school’s annual Red and Gold rally. An additional 200 to 250 parents and students were in the audience at the time.
Officials said 24 students were Continue reading →
Two men in business attire were caught on camera in what appeared to be a public brawl in Van Nuys. According to a KABC news report and video, the two men had just gotten off the 405 Freeway at Burbank Boulevard when all of a sudden, one of the men, apparently a lawyer, decided to take the law into his own hands. The lawyer, identified as Randalf Kincaid, got out of his car first and hit the driver of a BMW. The video then shows Kincaid turning back to get into his own car and leave the scene. At the time, the other driver, now bloodied from the hit he took, jumped on him, brought him to the ground and held him until authorities arrived.
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