Man loses six fingers in North Bergen accident – Hudson Reporter –

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Hudson Reporter – Man loses six fingers in North Bergen accident: NORTH BERGEN — According to Captain Patrick Irwin, on Dec. 19 at 6:24 p.m., police responded to Eagle Recycling at 4711 Dell Ave. on a report of an injured party. The victim, a 22-year-old Union City man, was working and attempting to pull cardboard from a feeder belt that was clogged when both his hands became stuck inside it. The machine was then shut off but his hands became tangled in the feeder, which led to six of his fingers being severed.Captain Irwin believes the man lost four fingers on his right hand and two on his left.

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Man overboard swims for two hours to get to shore – – Croatian Times

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Man overboard swims for two hours to get to shore – General News – Croatian Times Online News – English Newspaper: A fisherman survived after falling overboard and swimming for two hours to shore.

The 35-year-old had been out with colleagues off the coast of Baska Voda when he fell overboard.

But his fellow fishermen didn’t notice until an hour later, by which time there was no sign of him.

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Gutted: The Diner Who Burned a Hole in his Stomach With Chillies – – Romanian Times

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Gutted: The Diner Who Burned a Hole in his Stomach With Chillies – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: spicy food fan who burned a hole in his stomach with a chilly-laced hotpot has amazed medics in central China.

Wang Lin, 26, was rushed to hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, in agony and vomiting blood after downing a portion of the region’s legendarily fiery Mala Hot Pot.

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Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Fined $85,000 After Worker Injured

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Newmarket, Ont. – Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, a newspaper publishing company, was fined $85,000 for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On June 6, 2011, a crew was working at the newspaper’s Vaughan Press Centre in Woodbridge, where its newsprint products are printed. A worker was assigned to clean the rollers on one of the press units to prepare for bearer pre-tensioning, which involves the adjusting of pressure between the rollers to ensure the quality of print.

The worker activated the “crawl mode,” which rotates the rollers at five revolutions a minute. The worker then cleaned the bottom roller with a rag soaked in solvent. The finger guard had been removed prior to the procedure.

The rag got caught in the rollers and was pulled into the unguarded pinch point, also drawing in the worker’s hand. The worker sustained hand injuries.

Toronto Star Newspapers Limited pleaded guilty to failing as an employer to ensure that the rollers were stopped during its cleaning, and that it was properly blocked to prevent its movement.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Grainne M.K. Forrest 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.

via Newsroom : Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Fined $85,000 After Worker Injured.

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Timber merchant is fined £50,000 after worker’s accident – Angus / Local / News / The Courier

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Timber merchant is fined �50,000 after worker’s accident – Angus / Local / News / The Courier: SCOTLAND’S LARGEST timber 
merchant was fined �50,000 yesterday, three years after a worker was crushed by a stack of falling wood at its HQ near Dundee.

Rembrand Timber’s unblemished 30-year safety record was ended by the December 2009 incident at Shielhill, Tealing, when forklift driver Alan Welsh’s hip and ankle were broken as he tried to flee the toppling stack of wood he had been attempting to make safe.

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Lumber worker killed by falling tree in Bruce County | therecord

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Lumber worker killed by falling tree in Bruce County | therecord: LUCKNOW — A falling tree killed a lumber worker Thursday morning northeast of Lucknow, in Bruce County.

McGlynn Lumber was taking trees out of a woodlot along Lockhart Street, between Grey Ox Avenue and Kairshea Avenue, said Matt Blajer, spokesperson for the Ontario Labour Ministry.

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Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf Settles with Cal/OSHA | Fort Mill Times – Fort Mill, SC

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Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf Settles with Cal/OSHA | Fort Mill Times – Fort Mill, SC: Agency withdraws ergonomic violations related to housekeeper tasks; Hotel continues job hazard analysis, refines housekeeper training programs

SAN FRANCISCO —

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf announced it has reached a settlement with the California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) after working cooperatively with the agency to ensure continued workplace safety for the hotel’s housekeeping staff.

No ergonomic violations related to housekeeper tasks such as bed making, vacuuming or dusting, were found after exhaustive investigations by four separate OSHA jurisdictions, and all repetitive motion citations were withdrawn at Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf.

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Orbital Foods Ltd fined after bacon press started up and workers arm crushed

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A Suffolk worker’s arm was badly crushed when a bacon press he was reconditioning started up as he worked on it, a court has heard.

Orbital Foods Ltd, which buys and sells used food processing machinery, was yesterday (20 December) prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for failing to prevent the incident at its Chapel Pond Hill premises on 19 March 2012.

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court heard that Rui Sousa, 46, an experienced engineer, was working on the machine with the air and power supply still connected having over-ridden a safety feature.

Mr Sousa suffered a fracture, severe lacerations and crush injuries when the press closed on his left arm, as a result of which he was off work for four months.

An HSE investigation found that no risk assessment had been carried out on the machine and no safe system of work was provided for engineers.

The court was told that a previous HSE inspection in 2006 also identified issues with Orbital Foods not doing enough to risk assess the often dangerous condition of machines they received for reconditioning, or to operate a safe system of work.

The company improved its practices in response to the 2006 inspection, but they had again lapsed in relation to Mr Sousa’s preventable injury.

Orbital Foods Ltd, of Chapel Pond Hill, Bury St Edmunds, was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £2,634 in prosecution costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

After the hearing HSE inspector Anthony Brookes said:

“Employers have a responsibility to provide systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health.

“In this case the company had received previous warnings and enforcement from HSE which, had they heeded, would have prevented the serious and painful injury Mr Sousa had to endure.”

via RNN media information for journalists and the press – Press Releases – BURY ST EDMUNDS FIRM IN COURT AFTER SUFFOLK WORKER INJURED – RNN media information for journalists and the press.

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Endeavour Speciality Chemicals Ltd fined after exposing staff to chemicals

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A chemical manufacturing company from Daventry has been fined for exposing its employees to a range of hazardous chemicals.

One member of staff, a 46-year-old despatch officer, was diagnosed with occupational asthma and rhinitis after handling a variety of toxic substances, mainly in liquid form, that were classed as hazardous to health at Endeavour Speciality Chemicals Ltd. They are used for flavouring and smell purposes in food production.

The female employee is now no longer able to work with chemicals and has been found another job within the firm.

Northampton Magistrates’ Court was told today (21 December) how employees were required to manually pour substances into containers ready for despatch to customers. Necessary ventilation and appropriate organisation of the workplace had not been provided.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation found the company had failed to assess the risk of ill health from packing operations involving chemicals, and had also failed to implement the necessary control measures required to prevent, or adequately control employees’ exposure.

Endeavour Speciality Chemicals Ltd, of Low March Industrial Estate, Daventry, Northamptonshire, admitted breaching Regulations 6(1), and 7(1) of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and was fined a total of £15,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000.

After the hearing HSE Inspector James Wright said:

“The company’s failure to assess the risks, and implement control measures for what was a simple work process, has resulted in an employee suffering years of ill health, and has probably prevented her from ever working with chemicals again.

“The measures that were required to have made this work safe were inexpensive and not difficult to implement. These could have included effective fume cupboards suitable for the work, local exhaust ventilation, good hygiene practices, exposure monitoring and suitable PPE. Companies should ensure they have suitable arrangements in place to manage the risks from the handling of hazardous substances.”

via RNN media information for journalists and the press – Press Releases – Daventry firm fined after exposing staff to chemicals – RNN media information for journalists and the press.

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Circus owner returns to tiger cage – The Malta Independent

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Circus owner returns to tiger cage – The Malta Independent: Plans to find an alternative site for his circus have failed, so Mario Sali returned to a tried and tested method to get his message heard – locking himself in the tiger cage.

When contacted, a Mepa spokesman told The Malta Independent online that the enforcement notice still remains in effect and that no solution has been found as yet, which obviously explains why the owner has locked himself back in the tiger cage.

On Tuesday, the Malta Environment and Planning Authority ordered Circo Fantasy to shut down. As a temporary structure, the circus needed no development permit to be set up, but it also had to be removed within 30 days, a period which had elapsed.

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