Florida Dive Boat Accident: Catamaran Capsizes In Pamano Beach, Killing One Woman [Video]

Share

Florida Dive Boat Accident: Catamaran Capsizes In Pamano Beach, Killing One Woman [Video]: A holiday diving trip turned deadly for a group of tourists on Thursday when their boat capsized off Florida’s Atlantic coast, throwing all 23 people on board into the ocean.
According to KWTX, the 45-foot catamaran Coral Princess capsized early Thursday afternoon after being struck by a rouge wave off the coast of Pampano Beach, Florida.

Visit safety photos

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

Man’s death at Portsmouth scrapyard investigated – – Portsmouth News

Share

Man’s death at Portsmouth scrapyard investigated – Local – Portsmouth News: WORKERS have spoken of their shock after a 50-year-old man was killed in a tragic industrial accident at a scrapyard in Portsmouth.

The man was working at Tipner Scrapyard off Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, when he was killed after he was struck by a piece of equipment attached to a crane at around 12.10pm on Wednesday.

Details have only just been released by police.

Visit safety photos

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

Carillion Construction Ltd, and Febrey Ltd, were jointly prosecuted after worker’s fatal fall

Share

A major construction company and a concrete structures firm have been sentenced today (23 November) after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site.

Carillion Construction Ltd, along with Febrey Ltd, were jointly prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at the Meridian Quay apartment development in Swansea on 22 January 2008.

Self-employed father of two, Russell Samuel from Porth was contracted by Febrey Ltd to work as a scaffolder at the Swansea site.

Swansea Crown Court heard he was dismantling a scaffold ladder access platform ready for the installation of the roof and staircase on the fourth floor, when he fell approximately 19 metres to the ground below, narrowly missing carpenter Raymond Haines, who was working directly below.

Mr Samuel, 40, suffered multiple injuries during his fall, including a fractured skull. He was taken to Morriston Hospital but died two days later on 24 January 2008.

The HSE investigation found the defendants, Febrey Ltd, had inadequate and ineffective health and safety management arrangements in place and there was little or no communication, information and instruction provided to its workforce. The management team on site was not adequately trained in health and safety, despite repeated warnings by its health and safety consultants, and this led to persistent and systematic failures to control work at height risks at site.

The failing of its director was also found to have had a direct bearing on the sequence of events that led to the death of Mr Samuel.

Carillion Construction Ltd failed to ensure the safety of its employees and those under its control. The company, as principal contractor, was made aware of and had detected many failings in the safety management of Febrey Ltd. However, it failed to gain improvement from Febrey on many occasions.

Carillion Construction Ltd of Birch Street, Wolverhampton pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company was fined a total of £130,000 and ordered to pay £52,500 in costs.

Febrey Ltd, of Burcott Road, Bristol admitted breaching Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company has since gone into liquidation was fined a total of £85, although the judge said he would have fined them £250,000 before it became insolvent.

via Companies sentenced after worker’s fatal fall.

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

King’s Lynn firm in court over death of worker – – Eastern Daily Press #manslaughter

Share

King’s Lynn firm in court over death of worker – News – Eastern Daily Press: Corporate manslaughter proceedings against a company whose worker died when a trailer he was towing touched an overhead cable will be heard at Norwich Crown Court.

Grzegorz Pieton, 26, died from an electric shock in July 2010. It happened while he was working for Belmont Nursery at Terrington St Clement, near King’s Lynn.

Visit safety photos

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

Julia Gillard’s work safety plans hit hurdle

Share

Julia Gillard’s work safety plans hit hurdle | health and safety, safety news, workplace safety, safety products, materials handling: JULIA Gillard’s hopes for a quick implementation of uniform national workplace safety laws are in doubt as some of Australia’s biggest companies warn that the new regime could saddle them with extra costs and give excessive powers to workers.

While the Prime Minister has promised the laws would boost productivity and slash business costs, major companies including Rio Tinto, Woolworths and Xstrata Coal are demanding changes to the draft regulations that will underpin the new laws.

Visit safety photos

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

Lisa Skinner said: “The equipment in use by BMM Weston at the time of Mr Beal’s incident was badly maintained and unsafe.

Share

A Kent engineering company has been fined after a factory worker suffered severe injuries to his fingers while operating an unguarded circular saw on a broken machine.

Graham Beal from Faversham, Kent, was using a metal-cutting circular saw to make trolley handles at the Brent Hill factory of BMM Weston Ltd on 28 October 2011.

The work involved cutting and shaping a solid steel bar that Mr Beal had to hold steady because the machine’s clamping mechanism was broken. As he attempted to do the job, his fingers came into contact with the unguarded blade, severing tendons in his hand and causing serious lacerations to his fingers.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today (22 Nov) prosecuted BMM Weston Ltd for safety breaches after investigating the incident.

Maidstone Magistrates Court was told that HSE found several other saws at the factory that also had issues with inadequate guarding and maintenance.

BMM Weston Ltd of Weston Works, Faversham, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 5 and 11 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. The company was fined £1200 for Regulation 5, £1200 for Regulation 11 and ordered to pay £1985 in costs.

via Faversham factory fined for safety failings.

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

Anti Corrosives Ltd finally fined after three Prohibition Notices

Share

An employee at a Burnley plastics firm narrowly avoided severing his fingers when his hand came into contact with a rotating blade, a court has heard.

The 43-year-old from Bury, who has asked not to be named, suffered damage to the index finger on his right hand in the incident at Industrial Anti Corrosives Ltd in Dunnockshaw, which trades as IAC Plastics, on 2 April last year.

Reedley Magistrates’ Court in Burnley was told that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has investigated several similar incidents at other factories in the past where workers have lost fingers or suffered permanent damage to their hands.

The court heard the company had carried out a risk assessment in 2007 where it identified the need to fit guards on several machines, including the one used by the injured worker. However, it failed to act on this.

The machines were also left unguarded for two months after the incident, until HSE inspectors served the company with three Prohibition Notices requiring guards to be fitted.

Industrial Anti-Corrosives Ltd pleaded guilty to a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 by failing to prevent access to dangerous machine parts.

The company, of Manchester Road in Dunnockshaw, was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £3,991 in prosecution costs on 22 November 2012.

via RNN media information for journalists and the press – Press Releases – Plastics firm fined over employee’s finger injury – RNN media information for journalists and the press.

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

Chemical plant near Rotterdam partly closed on safety concerns

Share

DutchNews.nl – Chemical plant near Rotterdam partly closed on safety concerns: Government inspectors have closed down part of the Organik Kimya chemicals plant on the Botlek industrial park near Rotterdam because it cannot guarantee safety in its control room.

An unannounced night inspection on November 9 found shortcomings in safety standards and polluted water being discharged without proper supervision. The inspectors also found problems with labelling dangerous substances, Nos television said.

Visit safety photos

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

Caerphilly food business prosecuted for poor hygiene | News | CaerphillyObserver.co.uk

Share

Caerphilly food business prosecuted for poor hygiene | News | CaerphillyObserver.co.uk: The owner of a Caerphilly-based food business has been ordered to pay �2,315 after admitting a string of food hygiene charges.
Rhiannon Cornwall, the operator of Incredible Edibles, previously of Station Terrace, The Bowls, Penyrheol, was prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Environmental Health and Trading Standards teams.

Visit safety photos

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web

DIY Plane Builders Manslaughter Warning After Wings Fell Off – – Romanian Times

Share

DIY Plane Builders Manslaughter Warning After Wings Fell Off – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: A group of students could face manslaughter charges after building a plane that crashed leaving two people dead when the wings fell off in western Sweden last week.

The Zenair CH 701 was built by high school students working on a vocational project but they never bothered to finish it – and it was sold to a flying club for 10,000 GBP

Visit safety photos

Visit safetyphotoFor The Best Free Safety Photos On The Web