Allowing nursing home residents to come and go as they wish may not be so dangerous after all.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.
Queensland Emergency service personnel are seen at the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld.
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Investigations into the tragic accident which left four people dead at an amusement park could lead to changes in the safety regulations.
Falcon 9 explodes.
It is unclear how regulated space activities by private companies really are.
Is a hands off approach the right way to go when it comes to automation?
More tasks are being given over to automation, from autopilots in transport to medical diagnosis. But humans are a poor backup for automation, especially when the automation goes wrong.
Jefferson County Sheriff Cadet Andrew Sevitts directs traffic as police stop drivers to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at a mobile Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoint in Golden, Colorado in 2008.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
A bus explodes on Lambeth Bridge in London during filming for Jackie Chan’s new film The Foreigner.
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Many onlookers were shocked when a bus blew up on a London bridge for a film stunt, but at least no one was hurt. There is a long history of serious accidents and fatalities on set.
OK, no spontaneous flames, doing well….
Assuming your new ride doesn't burst into flames, should you worry about other health impacts of hoverboarding about?
The makers of GPS devices are among the many factors and actors whose role in road safety has not been fully considered.
The focus is on reducing the “fatal five” behaviours that cause road trauma: speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts, fatigue and driving while distracted.
A piece of aircraft wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island.
The aircraft part found on an Indian ocean island is said to be from a Boeing 777 but the challenge now is to determine if the wreckage is from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370.
A lifejacket won’t save your life if you are not wearing it, says NSW Martime. But any accident investigation needs to ask more than just why a lifejacket was not being worn.
When accidents happen we need to look at the real cause of why things went wrong instead of just looking for someone to blame.
Indonesian Air Force military police officers with the flight data recorder from AirAsia flight QZ8501.
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Now the flight data recorders from Air Asia flight QZ8501 have been found investigators have a chance to find out what really brought down the aircraft with 162 passengers and crew on board. Divers have…
A reduction over the years in rider deaths in horse racing means further tragedies could be prevented.
Horse racing claimed the lives of three jockeys recently – two in Australia and one in the United States – and some prominent industry professionals have openly claimed that deaths in racing are part of…
The last lifeboat successfully launched from the RMS Titanic.
How has our approach to saving lives at sea changed since the tragedy of the RMS Titanic in which 1,523 of the 2,228 people she was carrying died a century ago? Surprisingly, not much. Only this April…
People who have a stressful experience gaining compensation after being hospitalised for an injury have a poorer long-term…
Removing the debris is just the first step.
Following any aircraft accident, the first priority has to be the rescue of injured people and the recovery of those who may be deceased. Inevitably, this may mean evidence that could be used to investigate…
Grangemouth refinery: keeping the home fire burning.
The runaway train of 73 oil tankers that derailed and exploded in the small town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada last week left 15 dead, around 50 missing, and shows how dangerous transporting oil can…
Frequently sleeping six hours or fewer increased the risk of a crash, a study of young drivers showed.
Insufficient sleep puts young drivers at greater risk of a car crash, a large study by Australian researchers has found…
Simple measures could prevent many quad bike deaths and injuries, research shows. Two papers from the University of Sydney…