Flaming tragedy: Seven killed as van’s gas cylinder explodes – The Express Tribune

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LAHORE: Seven people were killed and four injured when a passenger van’s gas cylinder caught fire on Multan Road in Lahore on Monday.

Three members of a family, Tariq Fareed, his wife Sajida Bibi and his three-year-old daughter Kiran, perished in the flames, as well four others, including a three-month-old child and a man identified as Hafeez, a father of six children.

Flaming tragedy: Seven killed as van’s gas cylinder explodes – The Express Tribune

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Parking Garage Worker Killed When SUV Falls Off Lift – NBC New York

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A Manhattan parking garage worker died after an SUV rolled off a lift and fell 6 feet onto him, FDNY authorities and a law enforcement official tell NBC 4 New York.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the vehicle slipped off the lift early Monday.

Parking Garage Worker Killed When SUV Falls Off Lift – NBC New York

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Samsung unearths illegal work practices at Chinese suppliers – The Guardian

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Samsung Electronics admits it has found illegal work practices in an audit of 105 of its Chinese suppliers – but it has given the companies two more years to eliminate it. The audit of 65,000 employees follows accusations by China Labor Watch, an independent labour rights group based in New York, which alleged in August that Samsung suppliers hired children and used “inhumane” working conditions, and in September that there was illegal discrimination in hiring polices at some Samsung suppliers.

Samsung unearths illegal work practices at Chinese suppliers – The Guardian

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Bakery infested with cockroaches – Stuff.co.nz

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A West Auckland bakery was shut down for two days when Auckland Council found a ”severe” cockroach infestation.

Kong Hour and You Sim Be – licensees of the Mekong Hot Bread Shop in Henderson – appeared in Waitakere District Court last week charged with breaching food hygiene regulations and will reappear there for sentencing next month.

A council environmental health officer made an unannounced visit to the Bruce McLaren Rd shop on July 2 and found it infested with cockroaches and uncovered further ”untidy conditions”.

The business was given an E-grade hygiene rating – the lowest possible – and shut down for two days for exterminators to be called in.

After a later inspection, the grading was adjusted to B, indicating a ”good level of compliance”.f

Bakery infested with cockroaches – Stuff.co.nz

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New stain repellent chemical doubling in blood every 6 years. – Environmental Health News

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As the phased-out stain repellent PFOS steadily decreases in people, its replacement is rising rapidly at levels that are doubling every six years, a Swedish study shows. Levels of perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) in the women’s blood rose 11 percent per year between 1996 and 2010. Whether there are any potential health effects of these exposures — which are still far lower than PFOS levels — is unknown.

New stain repellent chemical doubling in blood every 6 years. – Environmental Health News

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Smallfor nursery received health and safety fine weeks before fire – Herts Advertiser

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JUST weeks before a fire ravaged Glinwell Nursery in Smallford its operators were fined around £18,000 for failing to carry out adequate health and safety training and risk assessments.

The company pleaded guilty to two offences on October 26 relating to a piece of equipment called the Mega Bio Chopper, which is used to chop biodegradable crops such as tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

Smallfor nursery received health and safety fine weeks before fire – Herts Advertiser

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Dalton, Ga., chemical manufacturer cited by OSHA for 20 safety violations following explosion; proposed penalties total $77,000

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DALTON, Ga. – MFG Chemical Inc. in Dalton has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 20 safety violations following a plant explosion that resulted in the hospitalization of approximately 40 employees of other companies, working in the surrounding area, for decontamination. Proposed penalties total $77,000.

The May explosion was caused by a runaway reaction from an overheated reactor. During the production of coagulant 129, a compound used in water treatment, an increase in temperature caused the reactor to overpressurize, rupturing the dome cover and blowing a hole in the roof of the facility. In response to the incident, OSHA conducted an inspection under the agency’s national emphasis program on process safety management for covered chemical facilities.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=23304

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OSHA cites Mississippi Phosphates for 40 safety and health violations following 2 worker fatalities

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Mississippi Phosphates Corp. with 40 safety and health violations following the deaths of two workers in separate incidents at the company’s Pascagoula facilities. The fatalities led to comprehensive inspections by OSHA.

On May 22, an operator attempting to start up a steam turbine in sulfuric acid plant No. 2 was struck by flying metal debris when the turbine housing ruptured due to apparent overpressurization. In a similar incident on June 1, an operator restarting a tripped steam turbine in sulfuric acid plant No. 3 also was killed by flying metal debris when the turbine housing ruptured due to overpressurization.

OSHA has cited the company for three serious safety violations related to the fatalities, including exposing workers to “struck-by” hazards by not protecting them against overpressurization, and failing to maintain and service equipment in accordance with the company’s maintenance program to prevent overpressurization.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=23301

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Five workers in hospital after scaffold collapses – The Province

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Five workers injured when a scaffold collapsed Thursday during the installation of a massive staircase in a Shaughnessy home are still being treated in hospital.

The workers — employees of Surrey-based South Fraser Stairs — fell from their scaffold at about 6:35 p.m., plunging three metres into the basement, WorkSafe B.C. spokeswoman Ally Skinner-Reynolds said Friday.

Five workers in hospital after scaffold collapses – The Province

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Raid on company over site death – The Canberra Times

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Police investigating one of Canberra’s recent workplace deaths have raided a NSW company as part of their inquiries.

ACT Policing officers had a search warrant and were accompanied by WorkSafe ACT inspectors when they went to premises outside Gosford on the central coast where the piece of machinery that killed builder Ben Catanzariti, 21, had recently been serviced.

The Canberra Times has obtained the routine maintenance report on the concrete pump compiled just weeks before Mr Catanzariti’s death on a Kingston Foreshore building site on July 21.

Raid on company over site death – The Canberra Times

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