Using cart with missing pins was a ‘two man job’ work fatality trial hears | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Klatt said another co-worker had removed two pins from the Pilosio cart, which allowed the equipment to pivot more freely into tight spaces, before it fell on July 21, 2016. Although workers often removed the pins from the cart — similar to a scaffold on wheels used to hold tables — it was always a “two man job,” Klatt testified at the trial for the men’s employer, Alberta-based subcontractor Banff Constructors Ltd., and the cart supplier, Pilosio Canada Inc.

Both companies are charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, accused of being liable in Ndayishimiye’s death by failing to provide proper training, failing to arrange for the safe use of trolleys and, in Pilosio’s case, failing to ensure the safety of supplied equipment when used as instructed.

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East Hull tyre firm forced to pay £40,000 as dad sent ‘flying into air’ in explosion – Hull Live

An east Hull tyre fitting company must pay out more than £40,000 after a worker lost his arm when a tyre exploded.

Moss Tyres Ltd, which runs Baron Tyres, in Ferries Street, had an “impeccable” health and safety record before the incident.

But Hull Crown Court heard that a “one-off occurrence” of a crane tyre explosion had left a male mobile tyre technician with serious injuries in December 2015.

The worker “flew high into the air”, as parts of the locking nut had fired out, leaving him with serious wounds to his left and right arms.
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The Three Shires Restaurant in Kidderminster receives ‘one’ food hygiene rating | Kidderminster Shuttle

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A KIDDERMINSTER restaurant has been told to improve their cleaning following a food hygiene inspection.

The Three Shires Café and Restaurant on Lower Mill Street received a ‘one’ food hygiene rating after an inspection last month.

The report says that there “must be a written cleaning schedule” included within the businesses’ food safety management system.It states that the seal to a freezer needs more “regular and thorough cleaning” and that “soap is required for the wash basin.”

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Stonemason with lung disease says new silica dust exposure limit will ‘cost lives’

A Victorian father who has a life expectancy of only five to 10 years if he doesn’t get a lung transplant soon says the new national mandatory limit for silica dust exposure doesn’t go far enough and that the decision will “cost lives”.

Michael Nolan, 33, is a former stonemason who was diagnosed in March this year with silicosis and is on a waiting list for a transplant. He wanted the present dust exposure limit, of 0.1 milligrams per cubic metre over an eight-hour shift, dramatically cut to save lives.

The Cancer Council of Australia, unions and Victorian state government wanted the limit to be set at 0.02 milligrams per cubic metre, which would make the nation a world leader.

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Can you die from lack of sleep? – ABC Life

There’s no denying life can get pretty ugly when you go without sleep.

Your brain goes woolly, your limbs feel like lead, and the smallest mishaps make you intensely cranky.

But do the ill effects go deeper than that? Can lack of sleep be enough to kill you?

Potentially yes, says University of Sydney sleep researcher Nathaniel Marshall, but in the short term, only indirectly.

While sleep is important to human health and can affect your mood and wellbeing, there’s no good evidence being sleep deprived can directly kill you, Dr Marshall says.

However, it can impair your judgment and increase your risk of death from a fatal accident.
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Delta Ground Crew Worker Killed at JFK

QUEENS, N.Y. – A Delta employee dies during an accident while working at Kennedy Airport Wednesday.

The man was working as “tug operator” at Terminal 4 when the accident happened.

A “tug” is vehicle that either pushes planes away from their gates or pulls luggage up to planes.

Port Authority officials say he was hit by one of the vehicles while working.
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Michigan manufacturer fined $32K after worker falls into vat of sulphuric acid and dies | CBC News

A suburban Detroit manufacturing facility has been fined after the death of an employee who fell into vat of sulphuric acid.

The Detroit News reported Wednesday the $32,500 fine was issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which completed an investigation of Michigan Seamless Tube LLC. 
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