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  • Why Did United Medical Center Obstetrics Ward Shut Down?
    Why Did United Medical Center Obstetrics Ward Shut Down?

    By: Megan Gibson The full answer to this question remains a mystery. What we know is that as of August 7, 2017 the DC Department of Health (DOH) restricted the United Medical Center's (UMC) license to ...

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  • Federal Government Will No Longer Pursue Regulations to Address Trucker Sleep Apnea
    Federal Government Will No Longer Pursue Regulations to Address Trucker Sleep Apnea

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Friday, August 4, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it will no longer be pursuing regulations to address obstructive sleep apnea in ...

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  • President Trump Signs Resolution to Approve Metro Safety Commission
    President Trump Signs Resolution to Approve Metro Safety Commission

    By: Joseph Cammarata President Donald Trump has signed a resolution for final approval of the creation of the new Metro Safety Commission, an oversight agency that will be responsible for making Metro ...

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  • Federal Investigators Provide Insight into Fatal Silver Spring Apartment Explosion
    Federal Investigators Provide Insight into Fatal Silver Spring Apartment Explosion

    By: Joseph Cammarata A preliminary report released this past Tuesday shows federal investigators found a disconnected vent pipe in the meter room where natural gas built up prior to a fatal explosion ...

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  • Roadway Conditions to be Investigated After Metrobus Collides into Parked Vehicles, Injures Victims
    Roadway Conditions to be Investigated After Metrobus Collides into Parked Vehicles, Injures Victims

    By: Allan M. Siegel A Metrobus accident that shut down the 600 block of H Street NW, Sunday afternoon and injured several victims may have been caused by a defect in road construction, officials are ...

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  • Crash Test Shows Truck Collision With and Without Side Underride Guards
    Crash Test Shows Truck Collision With and Without Side Underride Guards

    By Allan M. Siegel In a previous blog, we discussed side underride guards and how their use on tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles can help reduce the number of deaths and serious ...

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