Coastguard has coordinated the response for two vessels working at offshore windfarms

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Yarmouth Coastguard has coordinated the response for two vessels working at offshore windfarms involved in separate incidents off the east coast of England today.

Windcat 9 issued a VHF DSC Mayday this evening offshore from Humber and reported that they were taking in water. Yarmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Humber and Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboats and the rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield. Due to concern that the vessel could be sinking the 15 crew abandoned to another vessel. The rescue helicopter transferred two pumps on board the vessel and lifeboat crew were able to control the ingress of water and towed the vessel to Grimsby.
In a separate incident Yarmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Wells and Cromer RNLI lifeboats to a vessel called Island Panther following a collision with a tower while working at the wind farm off Sheringham. All five crew sustained injuries and a doctor was transferred to the vessel by lifeboat. The Island Panther made its way back to Wells where East of England Ambulance Service received the injured crew.
Weather conditions in the area were winds of force 5 with a one metre swell.

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14 killed in hotpot restaurant explosion – Jinzhong in north China – Xinhua |

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14 killed in hotpot restaurant explosion – Xinhua | English.news.cn: BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhuanet) — An explosion has ripped through a hotpot restaurant in the city of Jinzhong in north China’s Shanxi Province, killing 14 people and injuring 47.

The explosion happened at around 8pm Friday in a dual-layer, 3-hundred square-meter construction. When the accident took place, nearly 100 people were eating at the establishment. After the explosion, fire-fighers were on the scence to carry out rescue work.

17 diners were seriously injured. The explosion ignited a fire which destroyed the interior of the restaurant. A customer injured in the explosion tells us how he escaped.

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£50000 payout for injured Fort William hospital worker – Lochaber News

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A LOCHABER hospital worker has won £50,000 in compensation from NHS Highland following an accident at work.

Nursing auxiliary Linda Mitchell suffered an injury to her neck and right shoulder when heavy ward curtains she was pulling jammed.

Ms Mitchell (59) was advised by her union, Unison, to make a claim when she was unable to return to work following the incident in the Belhaven Ward of Belford Hospital, Fort William, in September 2008.

£50000 payout for injured Fort William hospital worker – Lochaber News

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Seamstress who tripped on uneven footpath awarded €260000 – Irish Independent

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A 62-YEAR-OLD seamstress has been awarded €260,000 after she injured her wrists when she tripped on an uneven footpath near a town hall.

Olive Loughrey, Station Road, Shankill, Dublin, sued Dun Laoghaire Co Council over the fall outside the council’s town hall in Dun Laoghaire on July 9, 2002. Ms Loughrey, who was described by a High Court judge as an honest and decent lady, was awarded €125,000 for general damages plus €135,000 for past and future loss of earnings after the court heard she had been unable to return to work since the accident.

Seamstress who tripped on uneven footpath awarded €260000 – Irish Independent

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Greenkeeper sues golf club for £150K after ‘lawnmower swinging accident’ – Deadline News

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A GREENKEEPER is suing one of the world’s oldest golf clubs for £150,000, claiming he was badly hurt after being told to cut the grass by swinging a Flymo on a rope.

Derek Bond alleges he had to cut grass on a steep slope at Peterhead Golf Club by swinging the 23kg (51lb) mower from side to side using a rope attached to the handle.

The 24-year-old says he fell down the slope and injured his leg so badly he needed hospital treatment and considerable time off work.

Greenkeeper sues golf club for £150K after ‘lawnmower swinging accident’ – Deadline News

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Worker killed in freak accident at power station – Irish Independent

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THE family of a man killed in a workplace accident in Longford have spoken of their shock and disbelief at how he died.

John O’Donnell, from Magheraveen in Lanesborough, Co Longford, died after becoming trapped in machinery at the Lough Ree power station as peat was being loaded to feed the plant.

Gardai, the Health and Safety Authority and Bord na Mona have launched three separate investigations into the accident.

Worker killed in freak accident at power station – Irish Independent

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Brick fall accident – Blackpool Gazette

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GRANDMOTHER’S home was left in a real mess when bricks came crashing through the ceiling.

Janet Andrews had taken her one-year-old granddaughter for a walk on Friday afternoon to avoid the noise of council workmen replacing the tiles on her roof.

When she returned home to Lentworth Avenue, Bispham, she found around 4m by 2m of her bedroom ceiling had collapsed, with workmen telling her some displaced bricks had caused the damage.

The 51-year-old said: “I was going to put my granddaughter to bed in the bedroom but it was so noisy I took her out.
Brick fall accident – Blackpool Gazette

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Nagged to Death – Romanian Times

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Nagged to Death – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: A lumber yard horse hauling wood bit his owner to death when he was forced to carry one too many loads, say police in southern China.

Victim Yang Feng, 31, had forced his horse to work after others had been put in their stables for the night when suddenly the gelding snapped.

First it battered Yang to the ground with its hooves, then it bit his neck severing an artery.

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Tragedy averted in Chennai mall – The Times of India

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Tragedy averted in Chennai mall – The Times of India: CHENNAI: Desperate to keep a lid on a fire that broke out in Express Avenue Mall on Friday, officials in charge of running the shopping centre and multiplex attempted to douse the blaze themselves, endangering several hundred visitors to the mall.

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Canduct Industries Limited and Worker Fined $62,000 After Workers Injured

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London, ON – Canduct Industries Limited, a London insulation components manufacturer, was fined $60,000 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after two workers were injured in separate incidents. Another worker was also fined $2,000.

On April 25, 2011, a worker was using a table mounted router to cut fiberboard at the company’s London facility. The router did not have a guard to protect the worker from its moving blade. As the worker was cutting the material it kicked back and the worker’s hand slid into the blade. The worker suffered hand injuries.

On October 6, 2011, a different worker was operating a table saw at the same facility. This machine was also not equipped with a guard to prevent access to its moving blade. The worker passed a piece of material over the moving blade and it kicked back, causing the worker’s hand to slide into the blade. The worker suffered hand injuries.

On October 20, 2011, a Ministry of Labour inspector was doing a follow-up inspection of the workplace. The inspector noticed another worker operating a table saw without its guards adjusted to provide protection from the moving blade.

The worker pled guilty to failing to ensure that the machine was properly guarded to prevent access to its moving blade. The worker was fined $2,000.

Canduct Industries Limited pled guilty to two counts of failing to ensure that a machine was properly guarded to prevent access to its moving parts. The company was fined $30,000 for each offence.

The fines were imposed by Justice of the Peace Jamie Shortt. In addition to the fines, 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 : Canduct Industries Limited and Worker Fined $62,000 After Workers Injured.

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