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Car crash caused by man who fainted while driving

An Oregon man is facing charges after he fainted behind the wheel, causing a serious car crash. Three vehicles were involved in the car crash, and the 19-year-old driver apparently admitted to officers on the scene that he was intentionally holding his breath while driving through the tunnel. After he fainted, his vehicle veered into another lane and collided with two other vehicles.

Potential toxic exposure in Oregon portable classrooms

It has recently been brought to the attention of authorities that some portable classrooms could potentially subject teachers to toxic exposure of mold and other irritants. Once the teachers notified school authorities of the symptoms they had suffered after being in their portable classroom trailers, the Oregon division of the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) stepped in to investigate. While the toxic exposure was isolated to Scott School, other portable classrooms could pose the same risks.

Fines levied after fatal work accident at a wild cat sanctuary

The WildCat Haven Sanctuary in Oregon is facing public scrutiny and fines after a fatal work accident at its facility. The facility is facing fines and penalties from the incident, but it is appealing these measures. In fact, the wildcat sanctuary is meeting with the Oregon branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to discuss appealing the work accident and its liability in the incident.

Woman facing manslaughter charges after fatal car accident

An Oregon woman has been officially charged with manslaughter after a fatal car accident claimed the lives of two people. She was charged upon her release from the hospital, but the fatal car accident took place last month. At the time of the incident, law enforcement officers suspected that she was driving while under the influence of intoxicants. Inhibited driving caused by any intoxicating substance is illegal.

Oregon woman blamed for wrong-way crash related to drunk driving

Law enforcement personnel in Washington County say an Oregon woman was responsible for a drunk driving crash that was caused when she drove on the wrong side of the road. Three people were injured in the wrong way crash, and the authorities believe that the woman may have been driving without her headlights on, despite the fact that the crash occurred after dark. The apparent drunk driving accident occurred as she was driving the wrong way on Oregon 99 West.

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