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auditorium-benches-chairs-class-207691-300x214An officer was assaulted and nine students arrested after a fight at a high school in Melbourne, Florida on December 10. The report indicates that one adult was also arrested. It is unclear if any of the involved parties acquired the services of an attorney.

The events took place at Palm Bay Magnet High School on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 10. Officers from the Melbourne Police Department were dispatched after two students were involved in the start of the fight during school hours, sources say. 

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active-ash-cloud-ashes-blaze-417070-300x199Several explosions at the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas caused three worker injuries in late November, but the impact didn’t stop there. Some plant neighbors miles away saw damage to their homes or properties. It is not yet known if either the injured workers or the impacted homeowners have hired an attorney.

The incident started at 1:00 a.m.  on November 27th. The explosion at the plant, which creates products for petroleum and chemical businesses, damaged windows and doors of residences in the surrounding area. The accident reportedly set three tanks on fire and released burning butadiene (a gas used to create plastics and synthetic rubber) into the air. Butadiene is considered a health hazard that can cause cancer and cardiovascular disease, sources say, but the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reported that the quantities released were not hazardous. 

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blue-sky-cables-chain-construction-machinery-532079-300x200A Clearwater, Florida worker was sent to the hospital with severe injuries after a fall, news sources report. His employer, an electric company, had sent him to the job site to make necessary repairs when the fall occurred. It is not yet known if he has contracted an attorney.

 

The 25-foot fall occurred at 9:40 a.m. at the Clear Bay Terrace Apartments, a senior citizen living facility. The worker, a man with 15 years of experience with the company, is reported to have used the lift while it was in the back of the trailer instead of on even ground. There is speculation that he may have tried to use the extra height provided by the trailer to reach a light fixture in order to repair it. Despite his experience, it is not clear if the man received proper training on how to use the lift he was injured on.

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construction-2578410_1920-300x200Police in Jacksonville report that a construction worker was critically injured after being electrocuted by a high power transmission line in East Arlington.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred before noon on October 25 at the intersection of North Kernan Boulevard and Running River Road.

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adult-beer-bottle-blur-174936-300x225Miami Police Officer Mario Gonzalez was injured after being struck by a driver who was reportedly under the influence. The driver responsible was identified as Belkis Selgado.

Salgado, 33, was charged with DUI, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and refusal to take a breathalyzer test after an accident. She was ordered held on $10,000 bond. It is unclear if she has acquired the services of an attorney.

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