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Broward commissioners help union at FLL

By By Brittany Wallman Broward County commissioners continued this week their effort to help employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to unionize for higher wages. Even the lone Republican, Chip LaMarca, voted for it. …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
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Man killed in wood chipper identified

A man who was killed by a wood chipper Monday afternoon in Davie has been identified. Davie police identified the victim Tuesday as Hernan Gutierrez, 42. A landscaping crew was cleaning debris near Southwest 57th Street and Pine Island Road when Gutierrez was somehow pulled into the wood chipper. Gutierrez was a day laborer for Tree Tech Inc. The owner told Local 10 News most people who worked with him only knew him by his first name. Hernan Gutierrez Police and investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are trying to determine how the accident happened. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Family of boy electrocuted in pool files lawsuit

The family of a 7-year-old boy who died when he was electrocuted by the light in his backyard pool has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Ervin Gonzalez, an attorney for the parents of Calder Sloan, spoke about the lawsuit at a news conference Tuesday. Calder Sloan was electrocuted April 13, one week after his birthday, in the pool behind the family’s North Miami home. The 25-page lawsuit holds four companies responsible — Pentair Water Pool and Spa, the maker of the pool light; All Florida Pool & Spa Center, the company hired to maintain the Sloan family’s pool; Gary B Electric and Construction Consultant, which wired the pool equipment in 2009; and JP Enterprises, the company that inspected Gary B’s electrical work and signed off on it. “They failed,” father Chris Sloan said. According to the lawsuit, the pool light wasn’t designed with an internal kill switch to prevent overheating, the home’s electrical system wasn’t properly bonded and, perhaps most importantly, the pool light wasn’t properly grounded. “If the light and the pool pump and all of the pool equipment had been properly grounded, most likely this doesn’t happen,” Gonzalez said. Chris Sloan said he hopes the lawsuit will bring about a change in pool inspections. “Our profound …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Obama nominates 3 new military commanders

President Barack Obama has tapped the vice chief of the Army to take over the U.S. command in Afghanistan later this year as America pulls out its combat troops and leaves a force of about 10,000 to train and advise the Afghan military. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Second suspect charged in dominoes killing

By By Linda Trischitta , Sun Sentinel Three months after a Fort Lauderdale man was killed by gunfire and another man was wounded while playing dominoes, authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of a second suspect in the case. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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