The first motor vehicle fatality occurred in 1889 in New York City. Since then, The United States has continued to elevate its standards with regard to vehicle safety, including focusing on a concept called crashworthiness.
Electronics are part of our everyday lives, in simple tasks that we rely on for food, comfort, cleanliness, and convenience. Small appliances in homes across Texas and New Mexico are necessary and so common that we often forget the danger posed by electrical appliances if they prove to be defective. A frayed cord, poor wiring, sparks, and a wide variety of other issues can arise in defective appliances and lead to disastrous results.
Two safety advocacy groups have begun seeking access to previously sealed files concerning possible safety hazards posed by highway guardrail end caps manufactured by a division of Trinity Industries, a Dallas-based manufacturer. The Center for Auto Safety and Massachusetts-based The Safety Institute, based in Massachusetts, filed a request on Thursday asking a federal judge to unseal court records of a trial involving an accusation made by Joshua Harman, a guardrail installer employed in Virginia, in which he said that new versions of the ET-Plus guardrail are likely to jam, causing potentially fatal damage when struck.