Chemical spill aboard container ship in Hong Kong waters | South China Morning Post

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Chemical spill aboard container ship in Hong Kong waters | South China Morning Post: More than 100 emergency worker responded to a chemical spill on board a container ship on Monday morning.
The accident happened at about 6.40am, as the 92,000-tonne Maersk vessel was entering Hong Kong waters coming from Shanghai.
It was directed to an anchoring area south of Lamma Island, reserved for dangerous cargos, at about 7.30am.

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Health and Safety Whistle-blower PC James Griffin takes on West Midlands Police in employment tribunal – Birmingham Mail

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Whistle-blower PC James Griffin takes on West Midlands Police in employment tribunal – Birmingham Mail: A police constable is taking West Midlands Police to an employment tribunal claiming he was victimised for blowing the whistle about health and safety concerns.

James Griffin will tell the hearing that severe budgetary cuts had resulted in lax safety procedures at the force which put the lives of members of the public at risk.

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Bridge crashes down, five injured – Mumbai – DNA

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Bridge crashes down, five injured – Mumbai – DNA: A part of the Valdhuni bridge between Kalyan and Vithalwadi railway station collapsed on Friday evening, leaving five people seriously injured.

The 540m bridge, which was to be inaugurated by mid-January next year had been proposed to ease out traffic congestion at the parallel Patriphul bridge, where more than 5000 vehicles ply daily.

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Sydney Harbour’s toxic legacy shows value of green safety net

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 The NSW Government recommends not eating fish caught west of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The story of dioxin contamination of Sydney Harbour shows us the great value of the green safety net of environmental law.

The laws that form this green safety net, particularly federal laws, have recently been under attack as “green tape”.

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Close shave for couple as lift malfunctions in Indirapuram – The Times of India

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Close shave for couple as lift malfunctions in Indirapuram – The Times of India: GHAZIABAD: A software engineer and his wife narrowly escaped death when they got trapped inside a lift at the Jaipuria Sunrise Greens society in Indirapuram on Saturday. The two were going up to their flat on the 16th floor when the lift malfunctioned and its door got jammed. From the ground floor, the lift plunged two floors down — minus two — and then hurtled towards the 18th floor. The ordeal lasted 45 minutes till other residents managed to rescue them.

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Lieutenant ordered to pay family for soldier’s suicide – Taipei Times

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Lieutenant ordered to pay family for soldier’s suicide – Taipei Times: An Army first lieutenant has been ordered to pay a soldier’s family NT$2.7 million (US$93,000) in compensation because his harsh punishment of the soldier led to his suicide, the Taoyuan District Court said in a ruling yesterday.

The district court said that on April 19, 2010, First Lieutenant Kuo Ching-chih (郭景志), who served in an army missile unit in Taoyuan County, was upset that Su Yung-sheng (蘇詠聖) had not saluted him.

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£4,000 in fines for 32 hygiene breaches at service station – Local – Lurgan Mail

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BREACHES of the food hygiene regulations at a Lurgan service station were punished with fines totalling £4,000 last week at Craigavon court.

An inspection by Craigavon Borough Council’s environmental health department was carried out on July 5 this year at Silverwood Service Station Ltd, Silverwood Road, Lurgan.

As a result 32 summonses were issued against the premises under the Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) and the Food Labelling Regulations.

A fine of £125 was imposed on each of the 32 charges and the defendant was also ordered to pay costs of £328 and an offender’s levy of £15.

Some of the charges related to the hot food counter where the inspection revealed that the floor covering was dirty, there was a floor tile missing below the counter, the paint was flaking on the wall covering beside the counter, the door seal on the small fridge unit in the counter area was damaged and that there were a large number of wires on the ground below the grill and hobs at the counter which were found to be dirty and made the area difficult to clean.

It was also noted that a food item stored in the small fridge at the counter was found to be past its use by date, this being fresh cream with a ‘use-by’ date of July 3, 2012.

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Crew Members Rescued From Standby Vessel In North Sea

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A number of crewmen have been winched to safety from a standby vessel in the North Sea this morning, after they broadcast a mayday saying they were taking on water.

Aberdeen Coastguard was contacted just before 4.30am by a nearby installation who heard the faint mayday on Channel 16.

The vessel in difficulty sustained significant damage and became rendered disabled while on standby vessel duties 120 miles Northeast of Aberdeen.

Six other vessels, and three helicopters were sent to the scene. This includes the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter from Sumburgh, an RAF helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth and Bond 1 – the BP Jigsaw helicopter.

At the time of the incident winds in the area were reported to be Southeasterly 60-75 knots with 6.5 metre seas.

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Part of under-construction ROB collapses, 5 injured – Indian Express Mobile

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 Five people sustained minor injuries when a part of an under-construction Railway Over Bridge (ROB) over the Pune-Nashik Road collapsed on Friday night. The Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has initiated an inquiry into the incident.

According to civic officials, the incident occurred between Kalyan and Vithalwadi around 11.30 pm. “A new ROB is being built over the road and is in its final stages of construction. Part of the scaffolding under the final span of the ROB collapsed, injuring three labourers and two passersby. One labourer sustained a rib fracture, while others escaped with minor injuries,” said Ramnath Sonawane, municipal commissioner, KDMC.

Prima facie, it is believed that the scaffolding could not bear the load of the concrete. “Our city engineer and executive engineer (projects), along with some consultants, have launched an inquiry,” Sonawane added.

Railway officials said the incident occurred around 15 metres away from the Down central line. As it occurred outside the railway boundaries, the incident did not affect local train services, they said.

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