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Truck Carry Medical Waste Flips

April 16th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Truck Carry Medical Waste Flips)

This article was originally published on December 10, 2010. A truck carrying medical waste rolled over on Route 4 in Torrington at Pothier Road on Friday morning. There is no danger to the public officials said. The rollover happened in a residential section of the tree-lined main road. Read more at NBC Connecticut.

Discarded KCH Items Found Along U.S. 30

April 16th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Discarded KCH Items Found Along U.S. 30)

A Warsaw man trying to be a good citizen has found out that the old saying “… no good deed goes unpunished …” can be true. Jake Makinson recently found trash bags along U.S. 30 that contained medical waste and other items that came from Kosciusko Community Hospital. Makinson lives in the North Point Apartments …
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Medical waste clogs sewers

April 16th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Medical waste clogs sewers)

Workers at Mary Washington Hospital have been dumping medical waste in the city sewer system, including two recent cases when used bandages, gloves and syringes clogged a city pump station. Beverly Cameron, city manager, described the dumping as a “serious public health concern.” Read more at Fredericksburg.com.  

Leaking [Med Waste] Vehicle Examined

April 16th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Leaking [Med Waste] Vehicle Examined)

Hazmat crews spent part of Thursday afternoon investigating a vehicle on Turnpike Drive, off of Interstate 95 in Perryville. Richard Brooks, director of the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services, said the truck was carrying medical waste from a hospital in New York. Officials at the scale house noticed a container on the vehicle was …
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Spilled biological medical waste causes disruption on Green Valley Road

April 16th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Spilled biological medical waste causes disruption on Green Valley Road)

This piece was originally posted on July 10, 2012. Watsonville Police Sergeant Brian Ridgway said they finally located the company, called Wastestream, operating out of Pomona, Calif. The driver was on a routine route in the Penny Lane area and was unaware that a five gallon and a one quart container toppled out of his …
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Allegations of contaminated urine being dumped

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Allegations of contaminated urine being dumped)

CASA GRANDE, Ariz — Syringes, blood, even urine. We’re talking about pounds and pounds of biohazardous medical waste. But a Valley treatment facility is facing allegations it’s not properly decontaminating some of it. The video is quite disturbing. Piles and piles of unshredded needle and what appears to be blood dripping out of a truck. It’s …
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Hospitals should reconsider how medical waste is disposed

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Hospitals should reconsider how medical waste is disposed)

In light of the flu pandemic, I believe we need to re-think how our local hospitals dispose of infectious medical waste. Hospitals and medical professionals would never think of sending an infected person back into the community. Yet every day, the possible risk to our friends and children exists from hospitals that transport hazardous waste …
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Medical waste company agrees to settlement

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Medical waste company agrees to settlement)

ALBANY — Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday a medical waste company has agreed to $2.4 million settlement after overcharging more than 1,000 local governments, including some in the Rochester area. Stericycle Inc., based in Lake Forest, Ill., charged automated price increases for its services and didn’t give the local agencies, including police departments and …
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Illinois medical waste hauler pays $2.4 million to 1,000 New York governments for overcharging

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Illinois medical waste hauler pays $2.4 million to 1,000 New York governments for overcharging)

An Illinois medical waste hauling company has agreed to reimburse more than 1,000 local governments in New York a total of $2.4 million because they were overcharged, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced today. Stericycle Inc. implemented an automatic price increase program in 2003 but never told customers, Attorney General’s Eric Schneiderman said in …
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Janitor Dies from Inhaling Medical Waste

December 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on Janitor Dies from Inhaling Medical Waste)

This isn’t a local case, but it’s interesting for Boston personal injury lawyers, nevertheless. This is the tale of a wrongful death lawsuit out of Florida. For anyone who has spent time at a hospital, whether for visiting a patient or as a patient, germs are always a key concern. If you’ve been in a …
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