Nine passengers onboard a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train have been hospitalized following a brake problem that forced a passenger evacuation.
Passengers Complain of Respiratory Issues Following BART Evacuation
- According to BART officials, the injuries occurred after a brake on the San Francisco-bound train became engaged shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.
- While the extent of the passengers’ injuries is unknown, FOX News has reported that many passengers aboard the disabled train complained of respiratory issues caused by brake dust and smoke reported during the event.
- Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton has confirmed that the nine hospitalized passengers were among 11 treated at the scene after the incident occurred.
- Reports state that one passenger was found in a semiconscious state while another had suffered from an asthma attack.
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One child is confirmed dead and at least another four are suspected to be injured after a collision between a school bus and dump truck in southwest Idaho.
About the School Bus Accident
- According to early reports by the San Antonio Express-News, an elementary school bus carrying at least 10 students was struck by a dump truck at an intersection in Kuna, Idaho.
- Canyon County Sherriff spokesperson Theresa Baker has confirmed that one child has died and that the parents of the child have been notified.
- Officials with St. Alphonsus Regional Medical say that they have been told to expect four patients form the collision.
- All students on the bus were in the sixth grade or younger. Authorities have not determined who is at fault for the accident.
Bus Accident Statistics
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 56,000 bus accidents in 2011, resulting in 283 deaths and 24,000 injuries.
- The NHTSA reported 1,236 fatal accidents involving school buses between 2001 and 2010 resulting in 1,368 deaths. This translates to roughly 137 deaths every year.
- The agency also recorded 3,341 fatal accidents involving large trucks in 2011 resulting in 3,757 deaths.
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Intuitive Surgical Issues Recall for da Vinci Robotic Arms
The da Vinci Surgical System is a surgeon controlled robot used in keyhole surgeries that require precession and a steady hand. Unfortunately, as the number of surgeons using the surgical robot has increased, so has the number of adverse events reported to the FDA.
According to the Daily Mail, Intuitive Surgical has issued an ‘urgent medical device recall’ for the robotic arms of its da Vinci Surgical System after finding that friction can cause the arms of the 1.5 million-dollar medical device to stall or seize up in the middle of surgery.
Recent event reports received by the FDA include an incident in which the hand of the surgical robot would not let go of tissue grasped during surgery and an incident in which a woman was hit in the face by one of the robotic arms while on an operating table.
The FDA estimates that the problem could affect 1,386 robotic arms across the world.
FDA Investigates da Vinci Surgical System
- A recent increase in the number of injuries and death linked to the da Vinci Surgical System has led an FDA investigation.
- According to a report issued by the FDA last month, the number of malfunctions, injuries and deaths linked to the surgical robot has double since 2012.
- The report came shortly after one of Intuitive Surgical’s insurers filed a lawsuit claiming the company concealed legal claims of the device.
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