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Workplace Accidents 24 October 2012

Workplace Accidents 24 October 2012

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Workplace Accidents
 “News of accidents , injuries and fatalities in the workplace” 
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Somerset firm fined afterworker crushed under bales |Health and Safety News
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 A workerhad his lowerbody crushed when astack of bales, each weighting a quarter of atonne, collapsed on himas he sorted waste in aprocessing shed in Somerset. 
DoI have to PAT test? |Health and Safety News
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Do I have to PAT test? How often should I PATtest? How do I know that my portable electricalappliances are safe? These questions are examples of what I’mregularly asked by managers / business owners who are concerned with regulatory compliance or just want to besure the electrical appliances on their property aren't going tocause anyone harm. I’ll try to give a clear answer in this article and will start off by making a few points clear for readers who aren’t sure what PATis or why it is done. 
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Safety failings by steel firmled to worker's death | Health andSafety News
 
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Driver fined after unstablelorry topples over and injuresworker | Health and Safety News
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 A worker unloading scaffold materials from aflatbed lorry was thrown from the vehicle andhit by its load of boards and tubes when itoverturned a court was told (on 12 October). 
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Leigh cardboard companyin court over crush injuries | Healthand Safety News
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 A Leigh cardboard box manufacturer has appeared in court afterone of its employees almost lost his right arm when it becametrapped in a machine. 
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Gas leak leads toprosecution | Health and SafetyNews
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National Grid Gas PLC has been fined after gas leaked into aHalesowen home. Engineers were replacing the gas supply to a property inBromsgrove Road, Hunnington, when the leak occurred on 20 August 2010. 
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 A South Yorkshire firm has been ordered to pay £142,000 infines and costs for serious safety breaches after a worker died when he was crushed by a one and a half tonne steel girder. 
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 Yorkshire ice cream makerin court | Health and Safety News
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 A North Yorkshire ice cream manufacturer has been sentencedafter a factory worker had his forearm broken when it got caughtin a conveyor belt. 
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 Army conducts safetytesting on networked vehicles
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The Army has completed safety release testing for a new fleet of networked vehicles, paving the way for Soldiers tobegin training on them thismonth.
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Schools warned of asbestosrisk 
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October 11, 11:54 AM
 ASBESTOS campaigners are stepping up an awareness drive toprotect children and teachers from the deadly dust in SouthTyneside schools. Most schools built before 2000 contain asbestos and experts say a high proportion of deaths from mesothelioma can be linked totheir premises. 
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Two men injured in N.L.workplace accident
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Investigators say two men working on the site were changing atire on a mobile crane when the tire blew off of a vehicle. Both men were injured and were immediately transported to theCarbonear Hospital. 
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PG&E Should Pay`Significant Fine' for PipelineExplosion
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PG&E Corp., owner of the state’s largest utility, should pay a“significant fine” for a 2010 natural gas pipeline blast that killed eight people, the head of the California Public UtilitiesCommission said.
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Worker's injury casts harshnew light on Foxconn and China
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October 11, 4:58 AM
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Apple Inc's largest contract manufacturer has been pushing for aChinese worker left brain-damaged in a factory accident to be removed from hospital in a case that throws a harsh...
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Sapper Jordan Penprazedies after Sydney truck accident:Defence
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A soldier has died from injuries sustained after an army truck rolled at Sydney's Holsworthy Army Base on Monday.
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Death of soldier injured invehicle accident - Australian Army
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It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force confirms that Sapper Jordan Ronald  Penpraze has died from injuries sustained in avehicle accident on the Holsworthy Range on Monday, 8 October 2012.
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Personal ProtectiveEquipment, Stay Protected at Work | Health and Safety News
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Many people are engaged in jobs that includehazardous materials or processes that can causedamage to the human body either short-term orlong-term. Those working with heat, electrical current, biologicalpathogens or other substances should utilize personal protectiveequipment to minimize risk and protect eyes, ears, skin, lungsand other organs. 
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Gulfstream ManagersBlamed for Fatal Crash on TestFlight
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Pressure to speed flight tests of anew model of General Dynamics Corp.’sGulfstream business jet soit could win U.S. certification for sale was blamed by a U.S.safety agency for a crash that killed four employees.
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Construction site collapsekills 5 - Globaltimes.cn
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Five people are confirmed dead following the collapse of scaffolding Tuesday at a construction site in Xi'an, capital of  Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, local rescuers said.
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CSCS Tests: WhyConstruction Site Health and Safetyis Important | Health and SafetyNews
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Between April 2010 and March 2011, 50 workers were killed on UK construction sites.The construction industry accounts for just 5%of employees in Britain, but 27% of fatal injurieshappen on construction sites. 
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Tyneside firm fined afterworker suffers toxic chemical burns| Health and Safety News
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 A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker was soaked with aconcentrated, corrosive chemical and suffered serious burns.
 
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