A tree trimmer was hospitalized Nov. 10 after he suffered a severe electrical shock while cutting branches near wires in the backyard of a Tustin home. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred in the 11600 block of Marble Arch Drive. The man in his 30s had suffered a shock and became unconscious while tethered to a tree. The tree trimmer, who is employed with a private company, was working near electrical wires using a pole with a saw at the end of it when it touched a high-voltage power line causing the man to be shocked. Continue reading →
Stephen Eimers has bought a 30-second Super Bowl ad with one goal – to get a meeting with President Donald J. Trump. According to the Daily Mail, the Tennessee man’s 17-year-old daughter, Hannah, was killed after being impaled by a guardrail two years ago. Eimers wants to talk to President Trump about highway safety, specifically the hazards posed by these defective guardrails. Continue reading →
Four people, senior citizens, were injured while playing croquet underneath a ficus tree in a Costa Mesa park. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of September 25, 2017 when the group that was playing croquet in Shiffer Park on Bear Street heard a 50-foot-long section of the trunk begin to fall. They scattered, but ended up being struck by the branches.
All four were injured, but the injuries aren’t believed to be life threatening. They were transported by ambulance to an area hospital. A 27-year-old man who was in his car at the park said he ran to help the victims when he saw Continue reading →
At least three children were injured, one critically, after a large eucalyptus tree limb crashed onto a daycare facility’s playground in Pasadena. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the incident occurred the afternoon of August 29, 2017. Pasadena fire officials said more than a dozen children were playing outside at Linda Vista Children’s Center when the tree limb fell. A 2-year-old girl suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital. Two other children, 3 and 4, were also treated for non-life-threatening injuries caused by the 20-foot fallen tree limb.
Parents were notified of the incident. Social workers were also present in case any children showed signs of emotional distress. The playground and an adjacent city park were closed so public works crews could evaluate the area to make sure no other dangers existed. Officials are looking into what caused the tree limb to fall. Earlier this month, a group of soccer players narrowly escaped injury at Villa Parke in Pasadena when a very large tree limb crashed to the ground crushing a Continue reading →
Tasha Turner, 30, drowned in a boating accident as she took a trip with her daughter and boyfriend on the Colorado River. According to a KTLA news report, the three had set out on a 19-foot closed-bow vessel with three other passengers to go tubing on August 5 near the town of Big River on the California-Arizona border. Police say the boat was driven by 52-year-old Umberto Bagnara. Around 6:30 p.m. that say the boat lost power, became swamped and began to sink.
Six others on the boat managed to swim away from the sinking vessel, but Turner was tangled up in a ski rope that was tied to the boat. Unable to free herself, she was pulled underwater and drowned. This occurred after Turner saved her Continue reading →
Grayson Brown, 2, died from injuries he suffered in a swimming pool accident on August 6, 2017 in an unincorporated areas outside of Santa Ana. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the boy was pronounced dead on August 8. He was discovered in a residential swimming pool in the 13000 block of Hewes Avenue.
When Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived, the boy was not breathing and had no pulse. Rescue personnel were able to perform CPR and resuscitate the child. However, he died two days later from his injuries. Officials say there was no fencing around the pool where this tragic drowning occurred. So far, this year alone, there have been 28 drowning incidents in Orange County, fire officials report. Continue reading →
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.
But the department has said it will not Continue reading →
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.
He was Continue reading →