Costa Pacifica Cruise Ship Fixed After Accident In France

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Costa Pacifica Cruise Ship Fixed After Accident In France: PARIS — A Costa Crociere cruise liner has continued on its Mediterranean voyage after a collision in the port of Marseille caused a one-day delay.

The Costa Pacifica, a 290-meter passenger liner built in 2009, suffered minor damage when it collided with a berthing structure called a “dolphin” early Tuesday.

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Takeaway closed down after selling rancid food (From This Is Lancashire)

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Takeaway closed down after selling rancid food (From This Is Lancashire): TAKEAWAY has been closed by a judge after inspectors found mouldy onion bhajis and meat with an offensive odour which was deemed “unfit for human consumption”.

The Nile, in Bradshawgate, Bolton town centre, had failed to comply with hygiene standards for years.

Environmental health staff repeatedly visited the takeaway, giving advice and issuing improvement notices.

Complaints included an unclean floor, damaged shelves in a fridge and a freezer that did not shut properly.

Partners in the business Abid Patel, aged 28, Sajid Patel, aged 20, and Tahir Patel, aged 30, all of Belmont Road, had earlier admitted a series of hygiene failures.

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Santa banned from working at height – Elf and safety (From Your Local Guardian)

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Elf and safety (From Your Local Guardian): One of Sutton’s best loved Christmas traditions has fallen foul of health and safety concerns.

For decades a fundraising float has toured Cheam and Worcester Park with a volunteer dressed as Father Christmas on top of it.

It has been a highlight of the festive calendar, raising more than £130,000 for local charities since it first started in 1966.

But following a health and safety assessment it has been ruled too dangerous for Santa to sit on top of the 10ft float,

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Men die 10 minutes after securing jobs – Gauteng | IOL News | IOL.co.za

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Men die 10 minutes after securing jobs – Gauteng | IOL News | IOL.co.za: Johannesburg – It was the first time since working as a tiler that Sergio Cossa is glad he didn’t get picked up by someone offering him a job.
Every day he hangs around CTM, the tile and sanitaryware retailer at Southgate, hoping that a home or construction owner would pick him.
On Wednesday, he didn’t get picked up, but four of his friends were, and in less than 10 minutes, two of them were lying dead on the M27 South after an accident.

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Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine Ltd – "extent of the duty to warn"

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Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine Ltd [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC) – 5th December 2012: The Claimant in this case was a young man employed by the Defendant. The Defendant repaired, maintained and fitted out boats. The Defendant had had commissioned and had built a new workshop and warehouse, which had been completed some sixteen months before the Claimant’s accident. One feature of this new workshop was a walkway floored with a metal grille some 10 – 12 feet above the ground.

This judgment concerned the liability of three of the six parties brought in by the Defendant. Mr Justice Akenhead rehearsed the principles relating to the extent of the duty of care owed by contractors to a third party (at para 41). He concluded (at para 69) that these three Defendants had discharged their duty of care. The court considered the principles in Clay v AJ Crump & Sons and others [1963] 1 QB 533 (at paras 72 – 74) and the extent of the duty to warn (paras 76 – 79).

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G and G Contracts (Fife) Ltd fined £2,000 for unsafe scaffolding

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A Fife construction firm has been fined for exposing workers to fall from height risk by using unsafe scaffolding.

Dangerous scaffolding was identified by inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) during an unannounced visit to a site operated by G and G Contracts (Fife) Ltd in Kirk Street, Culross, Fife on 15 April 2010.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard today (13 December) that work to construct a single storey house extension had reached the stage where roof tiling, the installation of a skylight and other work to make it wind and watertight remained outstanding.

A scaffold was in the process of being constructed by workers employed by the company. It appeared incomplete when HSE Inspectors arrived and they quickly established that those involved in erecting it were not trained or competent to do so.

The scaffold was also being used by two workers from a plumbing and heating firm sub-contracted by G and G Contracts (Fife) Ltd to install lead flashing.

The HSE Inspectors ordered all work to stop and carried out a full inspection. This revealed a number of deficiencies with the scaffolding, including missing guard rails, bracings and toeboards; and no guarding on a working platform. The ledgers, used to hold the structure together, were also incorrectly placed and an access ladder was not properly secured and did not extend to a sufficient height.

The court was told that the scaffolding failed to provide the required standard of protection.

G and G Contracts (Fife) Ltd was fined £2,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 6(3) of The Work at Height Regulations 2005.

After sentencing, HSE inspector Mike Orr said:

“Falls from height are one of the main causes of fatalities and serious injuries in the workplace, and employers cannot afford to ignore the risks.

“Thankfully no-one was injured as a result of the deficiencies in the scaffolding at this site, which posed a clear danger to those who were required to use it in order to work at height.

“This case should serve as a warning to companies that HSE will not hesitate to take enforcement action when workers are unnecessarily put at risk.”

In the 12 months to April 2012, 49 workers lost their lives on construction sites in the UK, with falls from height being the most common cause of fatal injuries.

Guidance on working safely at height can be found at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/workingatheight.htm

Guidance for small businesses can also be found on HSE’s website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/areyou/builder.htm

via RNN media information for journalists and the press – Press Releases – FIFE CONSTRUCTION FIRM FINED FOR DANGEROUS SCAFFOLDING – RNN media information for journalists and the press.

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Workplace Safety and Health Council Festive Season Campaign reminds all to work safely for loved ones

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Workplace Safety and Health Council: The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council is launching a festive season campaign from December 2012 to February 2013 to remind everyone the importance of keeping safety top of mind at all times. With the message “The best gift is returning home safely from work every day”, the campaign was created with the insight that the festive season was a time when people ponder on gifts for family and friends.

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Man killed in Moses Lake industrial accident | Spokane/E. WA – KXLY.com

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Man killed in Moses Lake industrial accident | Spokane/E. WA – KXLY.com: MOSES LAKE, Wash. –
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a male employee of Genie Industries in Moses Lake was killed in a work-related industrial accident Tuesday night.At approximately 7:25 p.m., deputies responded to Genie Industries, after a large piece of equipment fell and trapped the victim by his head.�

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Drilling Worker KIlled In Bradford County Accident – WETM 18 Online

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Drilling Worker KIlled In Bradford County Accident – WETM 18 Online: BURGLINGTON TWSP., PA. – A drilling company worker was killed Wednesday while clearing a a right of way for a natural gas pipeline in Bradford County.Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman says 42-year old Kenneth Elliott of Missouri was killed in the accident which took place off the Berwick Turnpike in Burlington Township.

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88 industrial accidental deaths in last two yrs – India

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88 industrial accidental deaths in last two yrs: Admitting that accidents in industrial units in the State are on the rise, Labour and Employment Minister Bijayshree Routray on Tuesday told the Assembly that as many as many as 191 accidents occurred in industrial complexes during the last two years.

During the Question Hour, he said the highest 15 numbers of deaths took place in Bhushan Steel and Power in Dhankanal district. The Minister said during the year 2011-12 as many as 56 workers died in 122 factory accidents, and during 2012-12 so far, 32 workers were victims in 69 accidents.

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