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Legionella bacteria found in Atlanta hotel

Nevada residents may be aware that at least one death has been attributed to a recent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed 13 cases of the disease and identified a further 66 probable cases. A GDPH representative said on Aug. 15 that traces of Legionella bacteria had been found in water samples collected from the Sheraton's cooling tower and an atrium fountain.

Lawsuit arises over woman bitten by Wayne Newton's pet monkey

Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton was one of the defendants named in a lawsuit filed with the Nevada State Court on Aug. 7. The plaintiff is the mother of a girl who was allegedly bitten by Newton's pet monkey during a tour of the Casa de Shenandoah. This incident took place back in October 2017.

Woman sues Drake, Madison Square Garden over head injury

Drake fans in Nevada may be interested to learn that a 24-year-old New York woman is suing him over a head injury she suffered at one of his concerts. Madison Square Garden, one of the venue's employees and concert promoter Live Nation are also named in the lawsuit.

Possible gas explosion in Florida shopping center injures 21

Nevada residents may be interested to know about a possible gas explosion that occurred on July 6 at a shopping center in the town of Plantation, Fla. The blast injured around 21 people and damaged multiple stores, blowing out the windows of a gym and leaving a pizza restaurant with nothing but its metal frame. One section of the shopping center had its roof blown off.

Parking lots can pose serious injury risks

People in Las Vegas may suffer unexpected accidents and injuries in the most unlikely of locations, including the parking lot of their workplace, shopping center or entertainment destination. Business owners have a responsibility to create a safe environment for their employees, customers and guests, and that responsibility extends to their parking lots and garages as well. Every year, over 50,000 car accidents take place in parking areas. These are not all small fender-benders; they are linked to over 500 annual deaths and 60,000 injuries.

Grocery store chain protects against slip-and-fall accidents

Slip and fall accidents in retail and other public establishments can cause serious injury to people in Nevada, but one company based in Pennsylvania has taken steps to almost completely eliminate the risk. Redner's Market, which operates in three eastern states, has addressed the major errors made by many other businesses of failing to have a thorough plan in place and failing to follow safety procedures. The company is employee-owned, and this may contribute to the conscientiousness shown.

Jump parks see more severe injuries than at-home trampolines

Nevada residents who go to a trampoline park should know that these parks see a greater percentage of severe injuries when compared to trampolines at home. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has found that while 66% of injuries in general occur on home trampolines, as opposed to 34% for trampoline parks, the percentage of severe injuries is 55% at parks and 44% on home trampolines.

Stagehand dies at Coachella due to accident

A stagehand that worked with the company Goldenvoice died this year at Coachella after a serious accident. Coachella is a large music festival that attracts music lovers everywhere from Nevada to across the Atlantic Ocean. The festival takes place during two weekends every April and attracts more than 100,000 attendants as well as dozens of artists. The 2019 version of the festival is considered the 20th anniversary of the event.

Protecting one's business from premises liability claims

Business owners in California and elsewhere have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe property for lawful entrants. In some cases, even trespassers have a right to a safe property. Business owners are responsible even when they do not own the premises. If they do not implement adequate safety policies and procedures, they may find themselves facing a premises liability lawsuit from someone who is injured on their property.

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