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Lawsuit: Negligence Caused Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Hotel

ATLANTA — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens. State and county health officials …

Qantas Seeks Backing from Pilots, Regulator for Record-Long Routes

Qantas Airways Ltd, which hopes to buy planes this year for record-breaking 21-hour flights between Sydney and London has two hurdles left to overcome: getting pilots and Australia’s aviation regulator to agree to unprecedented duty times. Airlines around the world …

Urine Test Could Reduce Fatigue-Related Accidents

Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common — if they’re exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk. But the development of a new urine test, reported in the ACS …

Report Outlines Risks Associated With FAA Controllers Exhausting Schedules

Air traffic controllers are at greater risk for fatigue, errors and accidents because they work schedules known as “rattlers” that make it likely they’ll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, according to a government-sponsored report. Three years after …

Medical Resident Fatigue Can Trigger Motor Vehicle Incidents: Mayo Clinic Poll

It appears that long, arduous hours in the hospital are causing more than stress and fatigue among doctors-in-training — they’re crashing, or nearly crashing, their cars after work, according to new Mayo Clinic research. Nearly half of the roughly 300 …