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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved Wednesday a $75,000 settlement to a man who was injured after falling off a city trash truck while taking part in court-ordered community service program. The man, Alvin Trotter, was assigned to ride a trash truck in 2008 after choosing to take part in a community service program after being charged with marijuana possession, city solicitor George Nilson said. A few days after he began the service, Trotter was ordered by a supervisor to ride on a platform of a truck and was not given protective eyewear, Nilson said.
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By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | June 27, 2013
Loud noises are a major source of strife and irritation for mothers of napping babies everywhere. (Or maybe it's just me?) Once the princess is asleep, shouldn't it be the unified mission of the household -- nay, the broader community -- to maintain ideal conditions for slumber? They say babies can sleep through a lot, but that hasn't stopped me from spiraling into a panic upon hearing the following. I sometimes catch myself (whispering) aloud: "Are you serious?!" (Note: A self-reality-check usually follows.)
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June 3, 2012
Among the 68 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period May 27-June 3 were the following: 1583 Sulphur Spring Road, 2:45 p.m. June 1. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations responded to the report of fire in a large, outdoor metal trash container at Chesapeake Bay Coatings in Arbutus and extinguished a small fire. Willys Avenue at Walnut Avenue, 6:22 a.m. June 1. Crews responded to the report of transformer fire in Arbutus and found a blown transformer.
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By Jessica Anderson and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month. County police determined that the crash involving a trash truck and a CSX train was caused by "driver error" and cited John Jacob Alban Jr., 50, of the 1400 block of Sussex Road for offenses including negligent driving, which carries a $280 fine.
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June 25, 1996
A state health department employee was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday morning after a trash truck struck her car on Francis Scott Key Highway (Route 194) near the Keymar Airport, Maryland State Police at the Westminster barracks said.Patricia Ruth Sacco, 52, of Bel Air, was in serious but stable condition last night.Jack Lust, 41, of Kearneyville, W. Va., a driver for Laidlaw Waste Systems of Gaithersburg, was not injured, according to the police. He was issued a citation in the collision.
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By Ann LoLordo p | November 24, 1991
When the trashmen told a Woodland Beach man early yesterday that they would be back to pick up his garbage, the resident apparently didn't believe them.So the Anne Arundel County man allegedly set off in his 1977 green Lincoln Continental to make sure they did. He took along a pistol, too, police said later.And by the time the chase was over, the trash truck allegedly had been slammed by the Lincoln and shot at twice by the Woodland Beach man. The Lincoln, in turn, had been rammed by the trash truck and pushed off the side of the road as the trashmen tried to flee for safety, police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | October 14, 1992
The Sykesville Town Council authorized the lease of a $57,600 trash truck at Monday's session."It's within our budget," said Jim Schumacher, town manager. "We can lease it for five years and then the town will own it."Although the Granturk truck, made in Baltimore, cost $3,000 more than a similar vehicle manufactured by Mid-Atlantic of Easton, Mr. Schumacher recommended the lease-to-buy purchase based on the increased compaction capability.Randy Hughes, supervisor of the town Bureau of Streets and Sanitation, said the new truck would average 28 more Dumpster loads than the 1980 truck, which it will replace.
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By ROB KASPER | April 1, 1995
Cleaning your basement is a painful process. It forces you to be brutally honest about your hopes, your dreams, your old lighting fixtures.I discovered this recently as I stood in my basement and looked at a bathroom lighting fixture, one that my wife never liked. For 10 years I had been promising myself that someday I was going to do something clever with this exiled light.But last Sunday, in the dust of the afternoon, I faced the fixture and knew the time had come to say goodbye.If the light had resided in the cellar of a talented electrician, it might, I told myself, still have a chance at leading a productive life.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
A New York woman died Monday, when the van she was driving sideswiped a trash truck and struck a tree in the Severn area of Anne Arundel County. Shirley Walker-Lloyd, 76, of West Islip, was driving north at 11:07 a.m. on Quarterfield Road near Myers Drive, when her van began swerving. She crossed the center line, hit the trash truck, swerved back to the north lane and ultimately drove off the road and struck a tree, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2004
The driver of a fully loaded trash truck couldn't slow down in time at a Columbia red light, veered off the road to avoid a car and overturned the truck in a grassy field yesterday morning, authorities said. James Howard and two passengers, who climbed out through the driver's window after the truck turned over, were treated by paramedics at the scene but refused further medical attention after the 9:45 a.m. accident. The trash crew had finished its route in Columbia and was headed to a Jessup dump when the vehicle overturned.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Less than a month after a fiery train derailment in Rosedale, the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday launched a smartphone mobile application to provide safety information about more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings. The free app, Rail Crossing Locator, is available through Apple and can be used on iPhones and iPads. It allows users to find information about rail crossings, including physical characteristics and the type of traffic control devices used. It also allows users to report information about grade crossings to the FRA. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the Rail Crossing Locator will allow users "to improve neighborhood safety and make better personal travel choices.
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By Candy Thomson and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
Widely used but little acknowledged, the railroad crossing at Hollins Ferry Road just outside the Baltimore Beltway in Halethorpe is an accident waiting to happen, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. It almost claimed Colleen Zaccagnino and her 3-year-old twins last September. "It wasn't making a sound," the Linthicum resident said, recalling the freight train that suddenly loomed in the window of her Honda Pilot as she crossed the tracks. "There was no warning.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Federal regulators and state police plan a wide-ranging review of the waste-removal company owned by the trucker seriously hurt when a CSX train collided with his truck at a crossing. The company, Alban Waste, had been flagged in the past for safety violations. Because of Tuesday's accident in Rosedale, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and state police plan a top-to-bottom compliance audit. Officials said they would vet the trucking company, its drivers and vehicles for any violations that had gone undetected in previous reviews.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
As accidents go, few of recent memory have grabbed the region's attention like Tuesday's collision and explosion involving a CSX freight train and a trash truck in Rosedale. If Baltimoreans weren't close enough to hear the tooth-rattling blast, they likely noticed the giant plume of dark smoke that rose from the scene and lasted for hours. Yet, as severe as the crash and derailment were - and considering the potential risk of toxic chemicals that might have been on that train - the outcome was not nearly as bad as feared.
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By Luke Broadwater and Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Turns out the wheels of government move faster than you might think. Among the 2.5 million speed camera violations issued in the last three years to vehicles in and around Baltimore, thousands were mailed to the same government that issued the tickets. More than 8,000 of the $40 automated speed camera tickets have been issued to vehicles owned by the state, Baltimore City and Baltimore County since 2009, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of citation records. A range of city-owned vehicles have been snapped by the speed cameras in area school zones or highway work zones.
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June 3, 2012
Among the 68 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period May 27-June 3 were the following: 1583 Sulphur Spring Road, 2:45 p.m. June 1. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations responded to the report of fire in a large, outdoor metal trash container at Chesapeake Bay Coatings in Arbutus and extinguished a small fire. Willys Avenue at Walnut Avenue, 6:22 a.m. June 1. Crews responded to the report of transformer fire in Arbutus and found a blown transformer.
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2003
A large commercial trash truck carrying three workers yesterday careened down a hill and off the road, flipping onto its side after crashing into an Ellicott City home. Two people were taken to Howard County General Hospital with minor injuries. The third did not request treatment. No one was in the house in the 4600 block of Tall Maple Court at the time of the crash, which happened about 2 p.m. The crash caused between $150,000 and $200,000 in damages to the house, said Bill Mould, a spokesman for Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
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By Patrick Tyler and Patrick Tyler,SUN STAFF | June 23, 2004
An accident involving a dump truck, a trash truck and a Ford Explorer on Route 213 near Cecilton in Cecil County yesterday left one person dead and three injured, according to police. About 1:15 p.m., a trash truck driven by James Weiss of Claymont, Del., was traveling south on Route 213 when Weiss tried to make a left turn onto Bohemia Church Road, police said. A dump truck driven by Salayman Woodbury of Philadelphia traveling behind the trash truck, could not slow down in time to miss the vehicle and swerved left to avoid the truck, according to police.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
A New York woman died Monday, when the van she was driving sideswiped a trash truck and struck a tree in the Severn area of Anne Arundel County. Shirley Walker-Lloyd, 76, of West Islip, was driving north at 11:07 a.m. on Quarterfield Road near Myers Drive, when her van began swerving. She crossed the center line, hit the trash truck, swerved back to the north lane and ultimately drove off the road and struck a tree, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved Wednesday a $75,000 settlement to a man who was injured after falling off a city trash truck while taking part in court-ordered community service program. The man, Alvin Trotter, was assigned to ride a trash truck in 2008 after choosing to take part in a community service program after being charged with marijuana possession, city solicitor George Nilson said. A few days after he began the service, Trotter was ordered by a supervisor to ride on a platform of a truck and was not given protective eyewear, Nilson said.
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