October 24, 2012
According to preliminary findings from the Indiana Department of Labor, the state saw a slight increase in the number of fatal work-related accidents last year. According to WTHITV 10 News, 122 workers were killed statewide last year, which was a jump from the 118 that were reported the previous year.
The leading cause of employee deaths in Indiana last year was transportation accidents, accounting for a total of 20 fatalities. Read more »
May 9, 2012
A Henryville, Indiana, woman who was recently disabled after losing both her legs during a storm has recently started walking again using prosthetic legs. According to ABC 57 News, it has taken the woman weeks of rehabilitation to reach this point.
The woman’s story began in March, when she began to hear tornado warnings near her home. As the storm approached, the woman and her two sons retreated to the basement of their home for safety. Read more »
April 18, 2012
Reports from two separate firms hired to investigate the August 13 stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds site have been released. According to WTHITV 10 News, both reports found that the structural integrity of the stage was inadequate for the conditions that evening.
The reports said the stage was built to withstand wind gusts of 25 to 43 mph. Scott Nacheman, vice president for engineering company Thornton Tomasetti, stated that experts estimated that a maximum wind gust of 59 mph was experienced the night the stage and the rigging above it collapsed. Read more »
March 14, 2012
Alcohol and drugs are to blame for a single-vehicle Vigo County crash that injured the 24-year-old driver. According to The Tribune-Star, the accident occurred Tuesday morning at South Morris Place near Florine Drive.
Lt. Don Westerfield, a spokesman for the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, stated that the young man was driving at a high rate of speed when one of the tires on his vehicle became flat. Read more »
March 7, 2012
A traffic accident that was caused by a driver fleeing from police may have caused several injuries, but it also brought out the best in the witnesses. According to reports from WTHITV 10 News, the accident happened last Wednesday at 9:46 a.m. at the intersection of South 13th and Crawford Streets in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Video footage of the incident taken from a nearby store’s surveillance camera shows a pickup truck plow through three vehicles, including a Ford Mustang that burst into flames when its fuel tank ruptured, with a police car in pursuit. Read more »
February 29, 2012
Fatigued driving may be the cause of a Taylorsville, Indiana, car accident that left two men injured yesterday. According to reports from The Republic, the crash happened just after 3:15 PM, in the southbound lanes of I-65 near the Taylorsville exit.
The Chief Deputy of the Bartholomew County Sheriffs Department, Maj. Todd Noblitt, stated that a 68-year-old man was driving a van down the highway with a 61-year-old passenger when he began to drift to sleep. Read more »
February 22, 2012
Six people were injured in a chain-reaction car accident Tuesday morning in Terre Haute, Indiana. Reports from the Tribune-Star indicate that the crash occurred around 9:45 AM at the intersection of 13th and Crawford Streets.
Assistant Terre Haute Police Department Chief Shawn Keen said the incident began when an officer noticed a pickup truck speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. When the officer flashed his lights in an attempt to pull the vehicle over, the driver accelerated and slammed into the rear end of a 1999 Ford Mustang. Read more »
February 15, 2012
A tractor-trailer driver was killed and two others injured in a collision Tuesday morning along Interstate 70 in Hendricks County, Indiana. According to reports from the Tribune-Star, the crash happened around 7:30 AM, near mile marker 57, just outside Monrovia, Indiana.
Reports from the incident filed by troopers with the Indiana State Police who responded to the scene indicate that a 64-year-old truck driver from Indiana was broken down on the side of the interstate and hooking up to a tow truck driven by a 30-year-old man. Read more »
February 8, 2012
Changes in the way companies conduct business have come in Indiana after Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the Right-To-Work Bill. An article released by Businessweek stated that the new law prohibits labor contracts that require workers to pay union representation fees.
Supporters of the law say that the move will create a pro-business climate in the area that will bring new companies, and therefore new jobs, to the state. Read more »
February 1, 2012
While riding a motorcycle or moped can be an effective and efficient way of getting around town, they do present a greater risk of injury to the rider in the event of an accident.
Take for instance the case reported by WTHITV 10 News yesterday of a moped rider left in critical condition after crashing into a vehicle without a helmet on. The crash happened at around 4:00 Monday afternoon at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and US-41 when the 49-year-old male moped driver collided with the rear end of a sedan. Read more »