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Human Error Caused 2016 Suburban Detroit Sinkhole

A sinkhole that damaged homes in a neighborhood north of Detroit, Mich., and cost $75 million to fix was caused by human error that allowed the quick release of waste and water into a sewer line, according to a top …

NTSB Says Errors Led to BNSF Train Deaths in South Dakota

A series of human errors led to a BNSF Railway train striking and killing two railroad workers in South Dakota last year, federal investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report Thursday on the Jan. 17, 2017, …

Study Examines Whether Virtual Twin Can Increase Trust in Smartcars

Human error is estimated to cause more than 90 percent of traffic accidents, a percentage that might be drastically reduced by the implementation of self-driving cars featuring smart systems that control most aspects of driving. Although the potential benefits of …

Human Error Partly to Blame for Naval Drone Crash That Caused $30M Damage

Human error and a malfunctioning control system are to blame for a November drone accident off the coast of Southern California that injured two sailors and caused $30 million in damage to a warship, the Navy said in a newly …

Mismailed North Carolina Medicaid Cards Was Due to a Mistake

North Carolina health officials say human error in computer programming is to blame for last week’s massive privacy breach where cards with the personal information of nearly 49,000 children receiving Medicaid benefits were mailed to the wrong addresses. A statement …

Human Error Blamed in Pennsylvania Gas Explosion

Fire officials are blaming human error for a gas explosion and three-alarm fire at a central Pennsylvania apartment building that has left 22 people homeless. The blast happened Friday morning in Ephrata, Lancaster County. Lincoln Fire Chief Randy Gockley said …

Human Error Blamed for Fairbanks Rail Crash

The Alaska Railroad says human error led to a rail car accident last month in Fairbanks. Nine cars carrying pipe disconnected from a train and rolled down a spur that led to Spenard Builders Supply building. The cars smashed into …