Elf ’n safety ban on home-baked cakes | UK | Express.co.uk

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Elf ’n safety ban on home-baked cakes | UK | Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express: PARENTS inspired by TV’s The Great British Bake Off have been banned from donating their home-made cakes to a school Christmas fair because of health and safety fears.

Stunned mums and dads were told that they could not donate buns and cakes unless they possessed a Food and Hygiene certificate for their kitchen.

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India okays use of asbestos for boiler insulation – Indian Express – Gorshkov:

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Gorshkov: India okays use of asbestos for boiler insulation – Indian Express: More than two months after the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier suffered an embarrassing setback after its boilers malfunctioned during high speed trials in the Barents Sea, India has given a go ahead to the shipyard in charge of the project to use asbestos based insulation as part of the extensive repair package.
The aircraft carrier, which was to be handed over to India this month after a series of delays, suffered yet another roadblock after the insulation on its boilers broke down while the warship was carrying out sea trials, causing damage to critical equipment.

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Expendables Stuntman Sues – – Romanian Times

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Expendables Stuntman Sues – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: A stuntman injured during an explosion on the set of action movie ‘Expendables 2’ is suing producers for 20,000 GBP.

Action movie expert Nuo Sun – who was doubling for martial arts star Jet Li in the film – was hurt in the same blast that killed fellow stuntman Kun Liu during filming in Bulgaria last year.

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Pomona College cited for safety violations – DailyBulletin.com

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Pomona College cited for safety violations – DailyBulletin.com: CLAREMONT – Pomona College has been cited for five violations impacting the safety of employees, several months after dining hall workers filed a complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Cal/OSHA investigated the college’s health and safety procedures from May through November. They found that the college improperly documented the training of employees on how to use industrial vacuum cleaners and computers as well as how to lift heavy objects.

The college, which was fined $1,780, must address the violations by Dec. 17.

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EPA to Update Industrial Emission Standards

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Courthouse News Service: WASHINGTON (CN) – The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering emission standards for certain air pollutants produced by fossil fuel-fired plants.
The EPA has received a number of petitions and public comments on source standards it issued in February, and will reconsider certain aspects of each of two sets of standards, it announced last week.

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Forklift truck had not been serviced, son tells inquest | This is Somerset

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Forklift truck had not been serviced, son tells inquest | This is Somerset: A “prehistoric” forklift truck which toppled over crushing its driver had no effective brakes his son told an inquest.
Robert Dawe, of Martock, in Somerset, manager and co-director of Chard Truck Services, died in hospital on Christmas Day 2010, three months after sustaining serious injuries in the incident at his workplace.

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Cargo ship which claimed the lives of 6 crew suffered ‘severe structural failure’ | Wales – ITV News

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Cargo ship which claimed the lives of 6 crew suffered ‘severe structural failure’ | Wales – ITV News: An investigation has found that cargo ship Swanland suffered a “catastrophic structural failure” before sinking off the coast of North Wales.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch have release their interim report revealing the ship suffered the structural failure on 27th November 2012, claiming the lives of six of its eight Russian crew. The ship took approximately 16 minutes to sink.

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Valero worker dies after chemical exposure – San Antonio Express-News

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Valero worker dies after chemical exposure – San Antonio Express-News: A worker at Valero Energy Corp.’s Memphis refinery died Monday after being exposed to a mixture of propane and hydrofluoric acid.A contract worker and two firefighters also were hospitalized, in noncritical condition.

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Rail maintenance worker killed – The Star

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Rail maintenance worker killed – Local – The Star: A RAIL worker from South Yorkshire has been killed after being struck by a train.

The 26-year-old man, believed to be from Doncaster, was struck by a Northern Rail Scunthorpe to Lincoln service

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Atherstone fire: Warwickshire service ‘failed to protect staff’

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BBC News – Atherstone fire: Warwickshire service ‘failed to protect staff’: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue failed to protect staff in the “greatest loss” of UK firefighters in a single incident in the last 30 years, a court has heard.
Four firemen died as they tackled a blaze at a vegetable packing plant in Atherstone-on-Stour in November 2007.
Warwickshire County Council pleaded guilty to a health and safety charge in January 2012.
The authority is due to be sentenced at the end of a week-long hearing at Stafford Crown Court

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