Former Gravesend Avon worker Sylvia Coldwell feared asbestos in talcum powder gave her fatal cancer

A former Avon worker feared asbestos from talcum powder may have given her cancer.

Sylvia Coldwell died last month after receiving hospice care for mesothelioma, a form of cancer associated with asbestos exposure.

The inquest heard the 80-year-old, who was born in Gravesend, worked with the beauty and cosmetics company for 10 years in her younger years.

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Worker Injury Results in $55,000 Fine for Woodbridge Stone Company

Convicted: Best Way Stone Limited, 8821 Weston
Road, Woodbridge, Ontario, a company that manufactures concrete products such
as paving stones and patio slabs.

from Government of Ontario News – Labour: News

Ontario Appoints Special Advisors to Review Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

The Ontario government is launching a
review of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to ensure workers and
their families remain supported and protected in the workplace. The review will provide the government
with new information regarding the board’s operations and how it compares to
industry best practices.

from Government of Ontario News – Labour: News

How to measure the condition of Europe’s ecosystems?

Healthy forests, soils, seas and other ecosystems form Europe’s ‘natural capital’, which is vital for our well-being and the economy. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new analysis, published today, looks at how to measure the condition of Europe’s natural capital and provides a first overview of the state and trends of Europe’s ecosystems. The report also highlights the need for better data on the condition of ecosystems in Europe.

from News

St Leonards: Man trapped after truck rolls at Sydney work site

A man has been injured after a truck rolled on top of him at a Sydney construction site this morning.

The accident happened in an excavated work site about 8.30am according to emergency services. The truck rolled in a dug out area 30 metres below street level.
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