Friday, 31 August 2012
Jason Selch joined Wanger Asset Management as an investment analyst in 1994, staying with the company for over 10 years as it eventually merged with Columbia Management, a subsidiary of Bank of America.
3 lift engineers held after Maharashtra industries minister Narayan Rane gets stuck in a lift for 45 minutes - The Times of India
The oil was found in the on-board oven on the aircraft. When the oven was switched on in flight the smell spread into the cockpit and throughout the aircraft
Builders told to remove giant Union flag for Olympics because 'they didn't get permission' | Mail Online
The small blaze is understood to have been in a room at the House of Commons end of the building in the early hours of the morning.Sources at the palace said there was no significant damage but areas were being cordoned off because of the potential danger from toxic substances such as asbestos.
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) identified the victims as Tony Suarez, his sons Rodel and Rommel, and Marvin Almeda.
The victims were reportedly on a break from cleaning the septic tank at the Ali Mall when one of them fell in at around 3:20 a.m. The three others tried to rescue their co-worker, but the water level in the tank suddenly rose. The four workers drowned.
Yang Dacai, 55, head of the Shaanxi Provincial Bureau of Work Safety, was seen to be grinning in a photo taken after he arrived at the scene of a deadly traffic accident on Sunday in Yan'an, Shaanxi. Thirty-six people were killed when a sleeper bus rammed into a truck carrying a tank of methanol and caught fire.
The man was allegedly trying to slide down the outside of the handrail on the escalator at the Coca-Cola Gate near the northeast side of the stadium when he fell three stories, landing on the pavement, police said.
The 10-year-old youngster is believed to have been hanging off the side of the escalator when he fell to the floor at St Stephen's in Ferensway, city centre, at about 1.30pm yesterday.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
A family stumbled across 12 sheets of asbestos fencing in Kadina Park's lower carpark while walking their dog on Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators said Calvin Carter, 40, of Atlanta was working on a forklift while it was elevated on jacks. At some point equipment fell off the forklift and Carter was pinned beneath it.
The 59-year-old man was carrying out maintenance work on a family pool
The roof of the digger had been removed by the man so it would fit into the pool hall.
Nural Rashid, of Aldersleigh Drive, was given a food hygiene prohibition order at Stafford Magistrates Court after admitting seven breaches of regulations at his Akash takeaway on Newport Road.
Robert Collins, who worked for Oxford City Council as an environmental health enforcement officer, died on July 3 this year.
An inquest into his death took place at Old County Hall in Oxford yesterday.
Investigation into Skegness fairground accident ongoing a year to the day after it began - Local - Skegness Standard
On August 30, 2011, calamity struck Bottons Pleasure Beach when its Surf Rider attraction failed and a carriage struck the ground.
Samuel Dean, who lived in Queensfield with wife Mavis, worked for British Rail for 33 years as a general crane worker and for much of that period was continuously exposed to asbestos.
The food business operators of the Phoenix Palace Chinese Takeaway, in Hilderthorpe Road, have been fined for Food Safety Act offences following several visits by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s food services team last year.
OSHA cites Pottstown, Pa., concrete products company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
The repeat violations involve failing to provide an adequate respiratory protection system and "lockout/tagout" methods to prevent machinery from accidentally starting up. The citations carry $18,340 in penalties. A repeat violation exists when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years. Similar violations were cited in 2007.
OSHA cites Adams Thermal Systems in Canton, S.D., with 51 violations for exposing workers to variety of safety and health hazards
"The multitude of violations found during this inspection demonstrates this employer's serious shortcomings toward a commitment to providing a safe and healthful workplace," said Eric Brooks, OSHA's acting area director in Bismarck, N.D. "OSHA is committed to protecting workers on the job, especially when employers fail to do so."
OSHA cites Hebco Products in Bucyrus, Ohio, for 14 violations, including exposing workers to amputation hazards
"Employers such as Hebco that are cited for repeat violations demonstrate a lack of commitment to worker safety and health," said Kimberly Nelson, OSHA's area director in Toledo. "Employers are responsible for establishing a safe environment for their workers and knowing the hazards that exist in their workplaces. OSHA is committed to protecting workers on the job."
The organisers of the JLS concert admitted it was their own ‘health and safety’ policy that stopped concert go-ers taking in umbrellas, but I question whether this was proportionate action to take in relation to the risk.
Alejandro Gonzalez, 60, of Miami-Dade County, Fla., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to 21 months in prison.
The employee, 49, from Preston, was asked to help an experienced engineer install a milking parlour at Brookley Meadows Farm, Thurvaston, Derbyshire, on 5 July 2011, his second day at work for United Milking Systems Ltd.
The fire started at 1885 E. Fire Tower Road about 12:30 p.m. near Dunkin Donuts. It was reported by a passerby who saw flames on the roof, according to Battalion Chief Shannon Terry.
A poll of almost 6,000 officers conducted by the Fire Services Department found that 55 percent support the latest plan.
According to WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/Twmpij ), the accident occurred at a Harris Teeter grocery on Harding Pike around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The store has an escalator that leads to a parking garage, and it includes a separate ramp designed to carry carts up and down the escalator.
Hundreds of protesters blocked the IJ Principal (IJP) Road in Pirwadhai for over 45 minutes on Wednesday after a bus crushed a sanitary worker.
Witnesses said the bus crushed Muhammad Yousaf, employed on daily wage at the bus stand, as it was turning a bend. Yousaf was cleaning the parking lot at the time. The driver abandoned the bus and escaped from the scene. Police moved the body to District Headquarter Hospital.
The six went missing when a boat from Gaotangdao township in Xiangshan county sank at about 7 a.m. Wednesday in waters near the city of Zhoushan, said a spokesman with the county government.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
After Devin Finazzo wrecked his car while driving negligently during a hurricane, volunteer firefighter Ronald Bole took off for the fire station.
OSHA and the National Safety Council renew Alliance to address fall prevention, injury and illness prevention programs
"Our continued alliance with NSC will focus on, among other things, preventing worker injuries and fatalities from falls in construction," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels. "Falls cause more fatalities than any other hazard in the construction industry. We look forward to collaborating with the NSC to educate and train employers and workers on preventing job hazards."
OSHA cites Plains Gas Solutions following explosion at Eunice, La., facility that severely injured worker
OSHA began its investigation Feb. 29 at the company's facility on Fournat Road in Eunice, which specializes in the production of liquid natural gas through a cryogenic process. The incident occurred while employees were restarting the process. Cryogenic liquids were improperly routed through equipment not rated to withstand extreme cold temperatures, resulting in the explosion and fire.
Chinese car maker Chery announces Brazil recall of 12,500 vehicles for asbestos - The Washington Post
Chery International says in an emailed statement that it investigated the asbestos problem after it was discovered about two weeks ago in vehicles sold in Australia. Asbestos is a known carcinogen.
More than fifty firemen desperately battled to find and rescue the father and son who had been buried in more than seven metres of earth when working in a forest area.
Nobody was injured but part of the roof was ripped off when the plane flew close over the house.
OSHA cites Wenco Energy with repeat and serious violations based on follow-up inspection at Tulsa, Okla., plant
"By failing to provide required machine guarding and correct other deficiencies, Wenco Energy continues to risk serious injury to workers, including amputations," said David Bates, OSHA's area director in Oklahoma City. "In this case, it is fortunate that no one else has been injured."
Ben Diprose says he was working with a paving crew near Midale last Friday when Ashley Dawn Richards was struck by a vehicle driving through the construction zone.
Housing bosses take boys bike left in a corridor because it was a health and safety risk and demand �50 to give it back | Mail Online
Christopher Rawson cried when his �40 bike was confiscated by a housing associationHis mother Rebekah says the foyer where the bike was left was 'huge' and it wasn't in the way
Rosemary Munoz, Trustee of Munoz Family Trust, sued Pacific Gas & Electric and PG&E Corp., in Superior Court.
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered byOSHA to pay more than $300,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
The department has ordered the company to pay the affected employee more than $300,000 in damages, including $200,000 in punitive damages, $75,000 in compensatory damages and $25,123.40 in attorney's fees. Additionally, the company must expunge the disciplinary record of the employee as well as post a notice regarding employees' whistleblower protection rights under the FRSA and provide training to its employees about these rights.
Handsworth takeaway owner fined thousands after curry house is riddled with dirt and mouse droppings - Top Stories - News - Birmingham Mail
Environmental health officers also discovered a cockroach when they visited Mirchi, owned by Mohammed Ayub.
Last September, the EPA issued final rules for greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including tractors, trucks, vans, and vocational vehicles, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Department of Transportation issued rules for fuel consumption for those vehicles.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
This year, more than 30 accidents have affected the oil industry operations
According to Mayor Sally Faith, the City of St. Charles received a report from KCI Construction Company that one of their employees working at the Boschertown Lift Station died Tuesday afternoon.
However, accidents and casualties involving special equipment both have seen a year-on-year decline in the first half of 2012, officials said.
OSHA cites Brick, NJ-based contractor for continuing to expose workers to falls and other hazards at Secaucus work site
Sgt. Lawrence Sager said the masoner fell about 18 feet from the rear of the huge stone building on Fifeshire Rd., in the Bayview Ave.-Hwy. 401 area, shortly before 9 a.m.
OSHA proposes more than $67,000 in fines to Philadelphia dishwasher manufacturer for workplace hazards
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegally terminating 2 injured workers
A "catastrophic" coal ash spill in Tennessee could have been prevented with better adherence to inspection and maintenance procedures, a federal judge ruled. More than 800 individuals sued the Tennessee Valley Authority after a coal ash containment dike at its Kingston Fossil plant burst in December 2008, causing 5.4 million cubic yards of ash sludge to spill into a nearby river and contaminate hundreds of acres of government and privately owned land.
OSHA orders Arizona trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay $315,000 in back wages and damages
PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered M3 Transport LLC/SLT Expressway Inc. and its successors-in-interest, Lyons Capital LLC and the Roadmaster Group in Glendale, to reinstate a former employee and pay $280,000 in back wages and interest, $15,000 in compensatory damages and $20,000 in punitive damages.
The order follows OSHA's determination that the company violated the whistleblower provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act when it terminated the truck driver in February 2010 in retaliation for complaining to management about safety issues and refusing to drive a truck containing explosives with a co-driver who smoked in the vehicle – a violation of U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.
A Suffolk property services company has today (Tuesday) been fined £3500 and asked to pay £2500 costs for running an illegal waste site and failing to provide waste transfer notes.
Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard today that Stowbox Ltd had been depositing, treating, storing and disposing of waste at its premises at Woodfarm Business Centre, Crowfield, Ipswich, without being authorised by an environmental permit.
The court heard that it had also failed to provide its customers with waste transfer notes, which provide a written description of the waste, as required.
Miriam Tordoff, prosecuting for the Environment Agency, said that significant amounts of waste had been deposited, treated and stored and some waste had been burned on site.
Several eyewitnesses told news website VnExpress a man in his 40s had stopped his Yamaha motorbike on Hang Manh Street and poured gasoline from a can into the tank. He was smoking and the cigarette ignited the fire.
Circumstances surrounding the incident are not clear but the man is believed to have been crushed by a falling tree this afternoon.
M & M Food and Snacks Limited of Featherstone Industrial Estate, Southall, was found guilty of 12 food hygiene offences and four failures to comply with hygiene improvement notices at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Friday 10 August.
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OSHA cites New Hampshire foundry with long violation history for willfully exposing workers to lead hazards
Charge 2 - Being an employer of an employee who, at a workplace, incurred an injury which, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, was likely to prevent the employee from being able to work within 10 days of the date on which the injury occurred, failed to notify the Commissioner of the injury forthwith, and by that failure contravened sections 23I(3) and 23J(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
The employee, 49, who has asked not to be named, needed to wear a body and neck brace for three months after falling head first through an outhouse roof in St Mary's Close, Gedling on 28 July 2010.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which brought the prosecution, told Nottingham magistrates today (28 August) that the work, carried out by Morrison Facilities Service Ltd of Glasgow on behalf of Gedling Homes, had not been properly planned, supervised or carried out in a safe manner by trained staff.
Contractors Simons Construction Ltd hired Rilmac Insulation Ltd to carry out an asbestos survey for them before work began on Martin Roth ward at St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering. The survey identified an asbestos coating on the underside of the ceilings, but missed over 200 sq metres of asbestos insulation board (AIB) above.
Northampton Magistrates’ Court was told today (28 August) that when two workers contracted to Simons were told to knock holes in the ceilings on 17 December 2009, they were not told it contained asbestos and they disturbed both layers.
A newly amended EPA regulation allows 400 parts per million, instead of 240, of Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium in the carbonate or bicarbonate form, on cleaned surfaces in public eating places and food and beverage factories.
fire hazard by health and safety killjoys.
Tenants have been ordered to take down the framed prints in a stern letter
from housing chiefs.
At present, complaints about claims management companies (CMCs) are handled by the ministry’s Claims Management Regulation Unit. Today’s announcement says the change allows the unit, which will remain within the MoJ, ‘to refocus its resources on working with the claims management industry to improve standards and take wider action against CMCs who consistently breach the rules’.
Monday, 27 August 2012
Michelle Gellard was spotted lying at the bottom of the pool at the Blackwater Leisure Centre in Park Drive on June 14, 2008. It is owned by Maldon District Council but run by subcontractor Leisure Connect Ltd.
OSHA cites H. Nagel and Son Co. flour mill in Brookville, Ohio, with 23 violations for exposing workers to hazards
"Employers cited with repeat violations have demonstrated a lack of commitment to worker safety and health, and contempt for OSHA's standards," said Bill Wilkerson, OSHA's area director in Cincinnati. "OSHA is committed to protecting workers on the job, especially when employers fail to do so."
The cow rammed the farmer with its horn - spearing it through his neck.
The Coast Guard says that the ferry Providence 3 ran aground on Nixes Mate, in Boston's outer harbor August 25, 2012.
OSHA cites national janitorial services company with multiple safety violations for exposing Montana workers to hazards
Pennsylvania-based Healthcare Services Group employs about 37,000 workers nationwide and provides janitorial services to the healthcare industry. The Missoula Health and Rehabilitation Center is affiliated with Vancouver, Wash.-based EmpRes Healthcare LLC, which operates licensed nursing homes and assisted living communities in six states.
"OSHA takes all safety and health violations very seriously," said Kimberly Nelson, OSHA's area director in Toledo. "However, repeat violations, in particular, indicate a lack of commitment to these issues, and OSHA will hold employers responsible to ensure that workers are protected from preventable hazards."
OSHA cites Koswire in Flowery Branch, Ga., for willful and serious violations following worker fatality
OSHA's Atlanta-East Area Office initiated an inspection March 3 in response to the fatality. The willful violation is failing to provide machine guarding to protect operators and other workers from hazards created by ingoing pinch points and rotating parts on equipment throughout the plant. A willful violation is one committed with intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.
OSHA cites Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Neb., for willful and serious violations after worker fatality
The mechanic was performing maintenance work beneath a piece of equipment that had been secured in an elevated position by a chain and quick link, but the chain failed and the equipment crushed the mechanic. A willful violation was cited for ineffective periodic safety equipment inspections and failing to make necessary modifications to the worker safety protection process through the inspections. A willful violation is one committed with intentional knowledge or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.
The 58-year-old was on a construction site in Oak Tree Drive, near St Matthew’s Church, in Silksworth, when he fell.Paramedics arrived within five minutes of the call, with the first crew on scene calling for back-up before it was decided to call in the air ambulance.
JLS fans made to stand in torrential rain for two hours after health and safety chiefs ban umbrellas at open air concert� because they could �take someone�s eye out� | Mail Online
Two killed in machinery accident on Stena Clyde drilling rig in the Otway Basin, south of Warnambool | Herald Sun
The workers, a 32-year-old from the Northern Territory and a 60-year-old from Scotland, were killed working on the Stena Clyde rig, about 90km southeast of Warnambool.
The blast occurred at the Hailuolongshan cement plant in Yingde city in the southern province of Guangdong, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Centerville Road Venture sued the city of Garland in Federal Court. It claims the previous owners of the land allowed the city to use it as a landfill, claiming it was an improvement to the property that it would allow development when the landfill was complete.
OSHA cites S.J. Louis Construction of Texas with safety violations for exposing workers to excavation, trenching hazards in Hurst
After an OSHA official observed employees working in a trench along the Highway 183 service road without a required shoring system to prevent cave-ins, OSHA's Fort Worth Area Office opened an inspection under the agency's National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation. OSHA standards require trenches or excavations 5 feet or deeper to be protected against collapse through shoring, sloping of the soil or the use of a protective trench box.
OSHA cites Best Florida Construction of Tampa, Fla., for exposing workers to fall hazards; more than $46,000 proposed in fines
The incident occurred in a pantry room adjoining the orthopaedics ward but has not resulted in any major disruption. The room was sealed off while the disturbed asbestos is removed.
CTU president Helen Kelly says the local forestry death rate is 34 times higher than the UK's.
OSHA cites 10 contractors from 6 states for fall, electrical, other safety hazards during construction of New Hampshire mall
The blaze broke out in Victor's Fish Bar in Blackness Road, Dundee, around 2.15am.
Residents in tenement flats above the shop and two adjacent blocks were evacuated by firefighters after the fire spread to the roof space of the shop.
Sunday, 26 August 2012
OSHA cites international steel plate manufacturer for exposing workers to continued safety and health hazards at Conshohocken, Pa., facility
The State Administration of Work Safety report on Tuesday said that on July 4, flooding at the Qielichong Coal Mine in Leiyang, Hunan province, trapped 16 miners. The owner concealed the accident and fled, delaying the rescue for 12 hours. Eight people died.
The company delivered material directly to 2 locations in Derbyshire, and caused the onward delivery of waste to a third. This material was in the form of compost contaminated with mixed waste such as plastics, metals and paper.
The company was fined �75,000, and ordered to pay �13,535.26 in costs, along with a �15 victim surcharge.
The charges were brought under section 33(1)(a) and (6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Vital Earth run a composting facility at Ashbourne Industrial Estate, Derbyshire.
On 22 August 2012, Dennis Owen, Alastair Sherry and David Brown pleaded guilty at Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court to Director Liability offences.These were in relation to their company Recyclet Ltd (now in liquidation) which operated a regulated waste facility without an environmental permit.The three directors each received 200 hours of unpaid work, were each ordered to pay costs of £4468, and were all disqualified from being a director of a company for five years.
The Forensic Science Service (FSS) was a government-owned company. It provided services to police forces across England and Wales, together with other agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service, British Transport Police and HM Revenue & Customs. It also provided services to police forces in other countries.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
It seems Altai, an adult male tiger managed to get out through a security tunnel which was not properly secured and into an administration building.
Brian Anguish died at the age of 67, just two years after his retirement from a career which began in 1960.
The accident happened at around 4:20 pm at the Nam Pong Hydropower Plant in Nghe An Province’s Quy Chau District.
CDC - Master Stonemason Dies in a 30-foot Fall From a Handmade Work Platform Attached to a Powered Industrial Truck
Tay was jailed another six months for employing the same worker, who was an illegal immigrant.
Investigators unable to find cause of fire at Waimalu Chop Suey - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Muralidharan Gopalan Malayil, 40, was painting a house in Muharraq when he slipped and fell from a scaffolding on the second floor.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Monro Muffler Brake reaches agreement with OSHA to protect workers against hydraulic lift hazards at multiple company locations
“Typically, women are exposed to second-hand smoke from their fathers during childhood, from their husbands after marriage and from their sons when they get older,” said Chiu Shu-ti (邱淑媞), director-general of the bureau.
Michelle Gellard, seven, died after being pulled from the water at Blackwater Leisure Centre in Maldon on June 14 2008.An inquest last year found that her death was accidental.
Station Manager Laurie Kenny, who is one of the Brigade’s technical rescue advisors, was at the scene. He said: “When we arrived, the contractors inside the lift were singing to try and take their minds off being stuck. A couple of them were quite nervous but firefighters did a great job at calming them down, it must’ve been pretty hair raising for them being stuck so high up.
after one got bitten by a FLEA.
Jean Jordan, 78, was abandoned after Essex County Council officials made the
A pile of damaged asbestos boards stacked up at a mill in Bolton.
|A pile of damaged asbestos boards stacked up at a mill in Bolton.|
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took legal action against Hazelwise Ltd and RH Property Management Ltd after finding dozens of damaged asbestos boards stacked up at Brownlow Mill during a visit on 20 October 2010.
Manchester Crown Court heard today (24 August 2012) that neither company had put a plan in place to manage the asbestos in the mill on Tennyson Street, where several small businesses rent units.
Martin McMenemy, 52, of Grimsby, was working for O. Turner Insulation Ltd, also of Grimsby, on the construction of a food processing plant in Ratby Lane, Leicester, on 12 April 2008.
He was using a scissor lift, an extendable platform, to install wall and ceiling panels when he drove it unwittingly toward and into the shallow uncovered recess. The vehicle overturned and Mr McMenemy was thrown out of it. He died later in hospital of head injuries.
A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that O. Turner Insulation Ltd and principal contractor Clegg Food Projects Ltd, of Nottingham, had failed to take simple precautions to cover the hole.
Few details are available, but early reports suggest a man fell from scaffolding more than seven metres and landed on an awning.
The authority said neither planning nor building control officials had been notified by housebuilder Mactaggart and Mickel prior to the blast.
The botched explosion at its Polnoon development rained debris on homes and cars on Thursday. No-one was hurt.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an investigation.
The MoJ’s Claims Management Regulator (the regulator) will insist that CMCs have to agree contracts with clients in writing before any fees can be taken. Companies will also be required to inform clients of any changes to the business’s authorisation once in effect and will be allowed to say only that they are regulated by the regulator rather than the MoJ, which the ministry says implies government endorsement.
Taylor Pearson Construction Limited was the principal contractor building a new retail unit at The Carlton Centre on Outer Circle Road. The company sub-contracted roof cladding work to Roofwise (Bourne) Limited, which in turn engaged a sub-contract labour team of its own.
On 24 May 2011, the cladding team were installing gutter sections along one side of the roof. As one of the team, a 53-year-old self-employed roofer from Sheffield, who has asked not to be named, attempted to fix the last section of gutter he fell, striking the handrail of a scissor lift before hitting the ground more than eight metres below.
In a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Bristol Magistrates Court today (20 August) heard that the maintenance worker was working at a billboard site on Bath Road on 22 August last year when the incident happened.
The worker, from Gloucestershire, who does not want to be named, sustained serious injuries to his left hand when he tried to clear a blockage from the petrol-powered mower, which he believed had been turned off.
ferry disaster which killed a Swanley teenager, it's been
A report by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)
recorded a number of errors which led to the young man's death.
It comes after deckhand Ben Woollacott, 19, drowned when he was
dragged overboard by a mooring rope on the Woolwich ferry Ernest
Bevin on August 3 last year.
Mr Nikoloz Demetrashvili, 42, was in hospital for three weeks with a multiple fracture of his right leg after the incident at Michelmersh Brick and Tile Company Ltd on 12 October last year.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the incident and found that flawed protective measures meant the worker was able to access dangerous parts of a brick-making machine while it was still 'live'.
Southampton Magistrates heard today (22 August) that Mr Demetrashvili, from Southampton, had been trying to free a blockage caused when two trays dropped on a brick mould rather than one.
The administration has asked the China Occupational Safety and Health Association to conduct research on pneumoconiosis infections and dust monitoring in several state-owned mines from August to December.
All passengers from the stricken fishing vessel Torea have disembarked and are heading back to Bluff.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Sri Lanka's state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) on August 13th extended nation-wide daily power cuts by two weeks, owning to repeated problems at the plant in Norochcholai which knocked out almost a fifth of the island's generating capacity. "The Norochcholai coal power plant was forced to work beyond its required limits and keep supplying electricity to the whole country,"
By 4am on Friday, the reading at the roadside monotoring station in Central had climbed to 182, with 169 in Causeway Bay and 160 in Mong Kok.
The general station in Kwun Tong was also giving a very high reading, of 107.
Light winds were being cited as the reason for the the build-up of pollutants.
Any reading above 100 is considered very high.
The crash happened right before midnight when a driver killed one construction worker and injured another on the highway.
On July 20, 2010, a Woodbridge Pallet employee was painting pallets in the workplace's paint department. The worker began walking across the floor area to retrieve some paint when a counter-balance forklift carrying a load of pallets struck the worker. The worker suffered leg and arm injuries.
A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the forklift operator - when moving forward - could not see the other worker because the pallets on the forks obstructed the operator's forward view.
Woodbridge Pallet Ltd. pleaded guilty to failing to move materials in a way that would not endanger any workers.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Linda DeBartolo. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.
On February 3, 2011, a worker at the Toronto plant was cleaning a conveyor using a hose. The conveyor was guarded to prevent access to its moving parts. But, when the water pressure in the hose dropped, the worker lifted a guard to get better access to the conveyor with the hose. The worker believed lifting the interlocked guard would stop the conveyor from moving but an electrical switch malfunction stopped this from happening. When the worker put a hand on the still-moving conveyor, the worker's arm was pulled into its gears.
Quality Meat Packers Limited pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the machine was cleaned only when motion that may endanger a worker was stopped.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace David Hunt. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.
OSHA cites JC Silva Remodeling Services for fall hazards at 3 Conn. work sites, including 1 where a worker died from a fall
"This death was needless," said Robert Kowalski, OSHA's area director in Bridgeport. "Especially disturbing is the employer's recurring failure to adequately protect its workers against the number one killer in construction work, even after a fall claimed the life of one of its employees."