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UPDATE: Dhaka Factory Collapse – Tragedy Continues to Unfold

AnalysisWire previously showed how information about the tragic Dhaka, Bangladesh building collapse was very slow to emerge. We updated our post to show how the scope of the tragedy still continues to unfold over time. It is now about 13 … Continue reading

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West, Texas Factory Explosion Generated Seismic Event Equal to Collapse of South Tower on 9/11

The tragic West, Texas fertilizer factory explosion resulted in seismic activity of magnitude 2.1. The explosion was the latest non-earthquake news event to generate seismic activity, and it put it on par with the collapse of the South Tower of … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Boston Marathon Tragedy: Latest Injury Count Released More than One Week after Bombings

AnalysisWire previously charted Boston Marathon injuries over time.  The Boston Globe just reported that the injury count has risen to 282 (it was originally reported at 4:00 pm April 22 by reporter Deborah Kotz on Twitter) . Our conclusions are … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Postdoc Who Called MIT Campus Police Was Initially Uncertain Gunshots Actually Fired

AnalysisWire exclusively interviewed the MIT postdoc (postdoctoral researcher) who called campus police Thursday night to report a suspicious incident. The individual, who declined to be identified, was working late in lab in Building 76 when the researcher heard what were … Continue reading

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Al Michaels DUI Arrest: Rare for 68-Year-Olds to Drive Drunk

Santa Monica police arrested and charged 68-year-old Sunday Night Football broadcaster Al Michaels last night.  One surprising aspect of his arrest is how rare it is for someone his age to drive drunk.  In California, convicted DUI offenders are on … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Tragedy: Estimating the Number of Runners in the Vicinity of the Explosions

Today’s tragic explosions occurred at about 4:09:50 of the official marathon time, according to video of the events.  Though it appears that more people finished the race early this year than last year, the 2012 statistics can provide a rough ballpark … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Tragedy: Explosions Resulted in Estimated 4800 Runners Failing to Finish Race

One of the more minor disruptions of today’s horrific events at the Boston Marathon was that thousands of runners did not finish the race.  About 79% of those who could be expected to finish actually finished.  According to the estimates … Continue reading

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Zack Greinke’s $6,400 Pitch Turned into a $6.5 Million Disaster

Zack Greinke has thrown 180 pitches as a Los Angeles Dodger, but it was his last one that cost the team the most.  After hitting San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin on the arm with a pitch, Quentin charged the mound, … Continue reading

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Irving, TX Bus Crash: Bus Passenger Fatalities Rare; Rate of Fatalities in Bus Accidents Declining Over Time

In light of today’s fatal bus crash in Irving, TX, it’s important to keep two things in mind: 1)  Total bus passenger fatalities are low: 2)  The rate of fatalities among all parties involved in bus accidents has gone down … Continue reading

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Today’s Fatal Irving, Texas Bus Crash is a Rare Occurrence

A bus crashed today in Irving, Texas on the George Bush Turnpike, killing two people and injuring dozens.  Though injury bus crashes aren’t unusual, averaging about 25 per day, fatal bus crashes are.  In 2009, the last year for which … Continue reading

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