Fatality stalls Hong Kong-Macau bridge progress | ConstructionWeekOnline.com

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Fatality stalls Hong Kong-Macau bridge progress | ConstructionWeekOnline.com: An accident during work on the $11.7bn linking Hong Kong to Macau and China killed one worker and injured 14 others, halting work and calling safety measures on the mega-project into question.
The 50.1km project is one of the 10 major infrastructure projects commissioned to facilitate travel and trade across the Pearl River Delta, as well as strengthening physical links to the mainland.

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Fire in tyre factory: 11 people suffer burn injury in 3 different incidents – daily.bhaskar.com

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Fire in tyre factory: 11 people suffer burn injury in 3 different incidents – daily.bhaskar.com: Alwar: At least 11 people suffered burn injuries in three different cases of fire incidents on Sunday. Four of them have been referred to hospitals in Jaipur.
A minor fire erupted in a tyre factory in MIA area in Alwar where four people sustained burn injuries caused by boiler.

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Worker killed in NC 12 work zone | wavy.com | Dare County

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Worker killed in NC 12 work zone | wavy.com | Dare County: DARE, N.C. (WAVY) – A North Carolina Department of Transportation worker was killed in an accident in a work zone on North Carolina Highway 12 early Saturday morning.�

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Ministry to probe work accident at dam | Stuff.co.nz

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Ministry to probe work accident at dam | Stuff.co.nz: The Business, Innovation and Employment Ministry is expected to conduct an investigation into an accident at the Clyde Dam last month, where a man fell and broke his leg

An internal investigation by the man’s employer has been completed.

The 50-year-old man was employed by international industrial electrical and mechanical contractor Transfield Services.
Transfield Services’ major clients in Clyde were Transpower and Contact Energy.

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Search and rescue operations double in Norway | IceNews – Daily News

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Search and rescue operations double in Norway | IceNews – Daily News: Norwegian authorities have reported a major surge in the number of search and rescue efforts in the Scandinavian country.

Officials from the Norwegian Red Cross said that around 1,000 people have required rescue over each of the past several years, nearly double the figure seen in previous years.

Experts say that although outdoor activities and mountaineering have long been part of Norwegian society, many enthusiasts are pushing their own limits and often do not fully understand the risks.

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Search and rescue operations double in Norway | IceNews

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Search and rescue operations double in Norway | IceNews – Daily News: Norwegian authorities have reported a major surge in the number of search and rescue efforts in the Scandinavian country.

Officials from the Norwegian Red Cross said that around 1,000 people have required rescue over each of the past several years, nearly double the figure seen in previous years.

Experts say that although outdoor activities and mountaineering have long been part of Norwegian society, many enthusiasts are pushing their own limits and often do not fully understand the risks.

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Subic waste ‘dumping’ not VFA covered

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Subic waste ‘dumping’ not VFA covered: (UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – The alleged dumping of toxic waste on Subic Bay by a US Navy contractor is not covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) signed between the Philippines and the United States, the Palace said on Sunday, November 11.
“From what we understand, the VFA does not yet apply because this particular entity — Glenn Defense Marines Asia — is a third-party corporation, which does not fall under the VFA,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte noted in a press briefing.
Those covered by the VFA can invoke the accord to avoid investigation by local authorities.

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Beached ship turns towards sea, but doesn’t move yet – The Times of India

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Beached ship turns towards sea, but doesn’t move yet – The Times of India: CHENNAI: After three failed attempts over two days to salvage beached oil tanker MT Pratibha Cauvery, experts were on Saturday engaged in draining out ballast water from the vessel to make it float during high tides expected on Sunday and Monday. Salvage experts on board Malaviya 21, the tug vessel engaged in the mission, said the vessel bow has turned by 60 degrees towards the seas and the towing operation would continue for two more days using SCI Ratna, an emergency towing ship sent by the direct

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Two labourers die in wall collapse, while trying to remove asbestos – The Times of India

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CHENNAI: Two labourers died and two others escaped with minor injuries when a wall of a building collapsed at Nethaji Nagar near Tondiarpet on Saturday. Police have arrested the house owner, Jamal Mohammad, on charges of negligence.

The accident happened at 9.15am when four men were trying to remove asbestos sheets from the roof of the house. The uninhabited building has a closed shop facing the street and six other small rooms.

Mohammad, who lives on Nethaji Nagar 4th Street, had employed four labourers to remove the asbestos sheet. Two labourers climbed over the asbestos and two others stood underneath. As the work was on, a wall came down, crushing the two men on the ground. Labourers Paneerselvam, 50, and Ezhumalai, 40, of Ezhil Nagar in Kodungaiyur were trapped under the debris.

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Ambassador Hotel to pay Rs. 12 lakh to guests trapped in lift (18 years ago) – Hindustan Times

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Ambassador Hotel to pay Rs. 12 lakh to guests trapped in lift – Hindustan Times: Mumbai’s prestigious Ambassador Hotel has been ordered by the apex consumer commission to pay Rs. two lakh each to six of its guests who had been trapped in its lift for over two hours eighteen years ago.
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held Narangs

International Hotel Pvt Ltd, which manages Ambassador Hotel, “squarely negligent” for not ensuring proper maintenance of its lifts and not taking prompt steps to rescue the trapped guests.

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