Judge to head inquiry into Lamma ferry disaster | South China Morning Post

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Judge to head inquiry into Lamma ferry disaster | South China Morning Post: A High Court judge and a former audit director were appointed on Monday to conduct an inquiry into this month’s Lamma ferry disaster.

Mr Justice Michael Lunn of the Court of Appeal will chair the two-member statutory commission of inquiry, working with fellow commissioner Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun, who served as the director of audit until June.

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Care home resident died after lift shaft fall (From The Northern Echo)

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Care home resident died after lift shaft fall (From The Northern Echo): A PENSIONER with Alzheimer’s died after she plunged down a lift shaft when the door was left unsecured, a court heard yesterday.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how the frail 92-year-old stepped into the empty shaft because the lift was out-of-order and could not move.

County Durham company�Derwent Lift Services, based on Greencroft Industrial Estate, in Annfield Plain, pleaded not guilty to three counts of failing to discharge �its statutory duty between October 8, 1993, and September 23, 2010, as well as failing to conduct a suitable and safe risk assessment on or around September 18, 2010.

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3 workers missing in dam accident _ chinadaily.com.cn

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3 workers missing in dam accident|World|chinadaily.com.cn: China on Tuesday confirmed that three Cambodian workers are missing after a dam accident in Cambodia, and search-and-rescue work is under way.

The workers disappeared after an accident at the China-Cambodia joint project, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news conference on Tuesday.

“Relevant companies are cooperating with the local government, taking flood-prevention measures, making all-out search-and-rescue efforts and investigating the cause of the incident,” Hong said.

The tunnel at the Atay River hydropower dam, which is being built in Pursat Province, ruptured on Saturday afternoon.

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gulftoday.ae | 14 women killed as unpaid worker set factory on fire

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gulftoday.ae | 14 women killed as unpaid worker set factory on fire: BEIJING: A former worker told state media on Wednesday he set the fire that killed 14 young workers at a Chinese clothing factory because he was angry about less than $500 in unpaid wages.The suspect, Liu Shuangyun, told the Guangdong TV broadcaster in a jailhouse interview that he started the fire “because I couldn’t get my salary,” which he had been owed since quitting the factory three years ago.Asked whether he had thought about or regretted the loss of life the fire had caused, Liu said, “I didn’t think about these things.” Fourteen people were killed and one person was seriously injured in the fire Tuesday afternoon in Shantou city in Guangdong province, the provincial emergency department said on its microblog.

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Elf ’n safety ban on home-baked cakes | UK | Express.co.uk

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Elf ’n safety ban on home-baked cakes | UK | Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express: PARENTS inspired by TV’s The Great British Bake Off have been banned from donating their home-made cakes to a school Christmas fair because of health and safety fears.

Stunned mums and dads were told that they could not donate buns and cakes unless they possessed a Food and Hygiene certificate for their kitchen.

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India okays use of asbestos for boiler insulation – Indian Express – Gorshkov:

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Gorshkov: India okays use of asbestos for boiler insulation – Indian Express: More than two months after the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier suffered an embarrassing setback after its boilers malfunctioned during high speed trials in the Barents Sea, India has given a go ahead to the shipyard in charge of the project to use asbestos based insulation as part of the extensive repair package.
The aircraft carrier, which was to be handed over to India this month after a series of delays, suffered yet another roadblock after the insulation on its boilers broke down while the warship was carrying out sea trials, causing damage to critical equipment.

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Expendables Stuntman Sues – – Romanian Times

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Expendables Stuntman Sues – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: A stuntman injured during an explosion on the set of action movie ‘Expendables 2’ is suing producers for 20,000 GBP.

Action movie expert Nuo Sun – who was doubling for martial arts star Jet Li in the film – was hurt in the same blast that killed fellow stuntman Kun Liu during filming in Bulgaria last year.

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Pomona College cited for safety violations – DailyBulletin.com

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Pomona College cited for safety violations – DailyBulletin.com: CLAREMONT – Pomona College has been cited for five violations impacting the safety of employees, several months after dining hall workers filed a complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Cal/OSHA investigated the college’s health and safety procedures from May through November. They found that the college improperly documented the training of employees on how to use industrial vacuum cleaners and computers as well as how to lift heavy objects.

The college, which was fined $1,780, must address the violations by Dec. 17.

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EPA to Update Industrial Emission Standards

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Courthouse News Service: WASHINGTON (CN) – The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering emission standards for certain air pollutants produced by fossil fuel-fired plants.
The EPA has received a number of petitions and public comments on source standards it issued in February, and will reconsider certain aspects of each of two sets of standards, it announced last week.

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Forklift truck had not been serviced, son tells inquest | This is Somerset

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Forklift truck had not been serviced, son tells inquest | This is Somerset: A “prehistoric” forklift truck which toppled over crushing its driver had no effective brakes his son told an inquest.
Robert Dawe, of Martock, in Somerset, manager and co-director of Chard Truck Services, died in hospital on Christmas Day 2010, three months after sustaining serious injuries in the incident at his workplace.

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