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Ed Normand

Plane Crashed into Publix Supermarket in Deland Florida

A plane recently crashed into a Publix Supermarket in Deland Florida injuring the plane occupants and some of the shoppers in the store. A briefing is being held now by the National Transportation Board Safety investigator looking into the [...]
Ed Normand

Jury Rules Disney Not Negligent in Tower of Terror Case

On Monday after a three week trial an Orange County Jury of 3 men and 3 woman deliberated for about 3 hours and Answered "NO" to the following question submitted to them: "Was there a dangerous condition on the tower ride called [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Officials Release Cause of Tragic Bus Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its findings on the cause of the bus accident that took the lives of 17 and injured 38 more back in August of 2008. The bus left the highway at about 68 miles per hour, broke through [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Cruise Ships Have Legal Responsibility for Your Safety

A cruise is supposed to be a relaxing getaway from the stresses of everyday life. Unfortunately, the injuries that occur on the mainland during everyday life sometimes follow us on board. There are many potential hazards on cruise ships that [...]
Ed Normand

Order is Filed on Emergency Hearing in Disney Monorail Crash

An emergency court hearing was held on July 14, 2009 in the crash that killed Disney monorail operator Austin Wuennenberg. Although no lawsuit has been filed by the Wuennenberg family, court documents reveal that lawyers for Christine Wuennenberg, [...]
Ed Normand

Unreported Theme Park Injuries

We have been blogging a lot about the lack of reporting at the Federal, State and Local level of the injuries that happen at the big theme parks. It turns out that the local fair or a Greyhound bus have stronger inspections, standards and reporting [...]
Ed Normand

Discovery Request Rejected in Disney Monorail Crash

Lawyers on behalf of Christine Wuennenberg were rejected in their request that a Judge order Disney to allow them access to inspect evidence for potential litigation arising from the death of her son Austin Wuennenberg. Mr. Wuennenberg died [...]
Ed Normand

Theme Park Oversight Redux

Wow did I get a lot of slack for suggesting that, god forbid, the NTSB was justified in investigating the Disney Monorail crash. My point, however, is not to imply that Disney runs an inherently safe or unsafe operation. My point is more, [...]
Ed Normand

Disney Monorail Crash and Theme Park Oversight

In a recent tragic theme park injury a 21 year old Disney employee was killed while operating a Monorail that collided with another Monorail in the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. After the crash the NTSB took jurisdiction and began its own investigation [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

NTSB Chairman Speaks to New Jersey Motorcoach Association

The Honorable Mark V. Rosenker, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board was the key note speaker at the annual meeting of the Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association yesterday. In his address, Mr. Rosenker made mention of several [...]