Archive for Hazard

Does the Risk-Utility Test Exception for Simple Tools Apply to Boat Propellers?

In mid 2011, Brunswick requested a rehearing of their appeal of the Jacob Brochtrup propeller injury case in front of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Brunswick feels the original court (U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin) did not force Brochtrup to prove the design of their boat was unreasonably dangerous under […]

A New Way Of Mitigating Losses Resulting From Hazards or Disasters

Instead of Trying to Stop the Disaster, Try to Make it Worse On May 19, 2011 I was reading a May 18, 2011 Wall Street Journal Article titled, Fresh Tales of Chaos Emerge From Early Hours of the Crisis. The article details the rapidly evolving nature of the nuclear reactor problems at Fukashima Nuclear Power […]