fatality fatality  /fə ˈtæ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a death resulting from an accident or a disaster
  2. (n) the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters

Usage(s):

  1. Her name was Adela Maria Gutierrez and she was 39 when she died, the first known fatality from the virus that swept through Mexico and into the rest of the world.
  2. A fatality rate of 58% has been reported among newborn infants treated for pneumonia or diarrhea.

News

  1. Colma BART Station closed by fatality

    Colma BART Station closed by fatality Colma BART Station was closed for about two hours Tuesday morning because of a fatality on the tracks, officials for the transit agency said. The death happened at the Colma stop at 9:07 a.m. and shut the station, spokesman Jim Allison said. BART police are investigating the death, Allison said. Officials did not have more information about the person killed.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Fatality closes turnpike near mile marker 158 in Fort Pierce

    The Florida Highway Patrol reports a fatality on Florida's Turnpike at mile marker 158 in Fort Pierce.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: St. Lucie News Tribune

  3. Colma BART station closed by fatality on tracks

    Colma BART station closed by fatality on tracks Colma BART station closed by fatality on tracks Colma BART Station was closed Tuesday morning because of a fatality on the tracks, causing delays on the Daly City BART line, officials for the transit agency said.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "Every innocent civilian fatality, death, is one too many," de Hoop Scheffer said. "But in a conflict, it is, from time to time, unavoidable."
    on Mar 9, 2006 By: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Source: Ninemsn

  2. "There's no question that the fatality number will go up," Pawlenty said earlier on NBC's "Today" show.
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: Reuters

  3. "They see it in terms of avoidable accidents. They see it in terms of unnecessary injuries. And sometimes, worst of all, they see it in terms of a fatality, a death that never needed to happen," Gov. Rell said.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Jodi Rell Source: Weston Forum

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