4 construction workers die in crane collapse, bringing 2019 death toll to 20

Four people died Sunday when a crane collapsed sending the counterweights crashing to the ground in a residential building site in Yavneh, south of Tel Aviv. Three were construction workers from China, who were killed on the ground and the fourth was the crane operator whose body was trapped in mid-air for over an hour while spectators on the ground looked on in horror.
— Read on www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5511686,00.html

No, asbestos isn’t banned — but NJ congressman wants it to be

Asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma, lung cancer and other chronic respiratory diseases. According to a 2015 report, New Jersey has the 8th highest asbestos related deaths in the country. From 1999-2013, the same report estimated 128,000 to 160,000 people died from asbestos exposure, including 9,395 in New Jersey.

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. 6th District, said people are under the assumption that asbestos has already been banned. But that’s simply not true.
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Health and Safety Authority launches free Asbestos for Tradespeople awareness-raising online course – Kilkenny People

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free short on-line course aimed at assisting tradespeople who may encounter asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the course of their work. It can be accessed through the HSA e-learning portal https://hsalearning.ie. The 30 minute online course will help raise asbestos awareness amongst a range of workers including electricians, plumbers, carpenters, installers, maintenance workers, caretakers and construction workers.
— Read on www.kilkennypeople.ie/

Mount Batten beach to remain closed indefinitely due to asbestos – Plymouth Live

Mount Batten beach will remain closed indefinitely as investigations continue into the discovery of asbestos materials.

Last month Plymouth Live reported how city council contractors began work to remove material described as containing “low grade, low risk asbestos”.
— Read on www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/mount-batten-beach-remain-closed-2884879

Sandown councillor prosecuted for filthy restaurant kitchen | Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight

A restaurant owner who consistently failed to meet minimum food hygiene standards has been ordered to pay over £6,000 in fines and costs by Isle of Wight magistrates.

The court heard poor standards of cleanliness had persisted at Swad, in Sandown High Street, over several years despite numerous interventions by the Isle of Wight Council. 

— Read on onthewight.com/sandown-councillor-prosecuted-for-filthy-restaurant-kitchen/

Crane operator killed in Oglethorpe County quarry accident – News – Athens Banner-Herald – Athens, GA

A quarry worker was killed Monday when a crane he was aboard toppled about 100 feet into a granite quarry near Carlton, Oglethorpe County Coroner Howard Sanders said Tuesday.

The accident at the Millstone Quarry on Allgood Road claimed the life of Danny Roth, 58, of Carlton, he said.
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Firm must pay £2,200 over illegal scaffolding after lorry crash in Willenhall | Express & Star

A company has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after a lorry crashed into scaffolding outside a Walsall pub which the firm did not have permission to put up.

Beech Scaffolding Services Ltd was prosecuted at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court yesterday and ordered to pay a total of £2,268.66, after pleading guilty to erecting scaffolding on a highway without a permit from Walsall Council, and contrary to section 169 of the Highways Act 1980.

The court heard that on September, 19, 2018 an articulated lorry was driving along the New Road, Willenhall, due to an emergency diversion and as it turned a corner, it crashed with the protruding scaffolding, damaging the vehicle.

via Firm must pay £2,200 over illegal scaffolding after lorry crash in Willenhall | Express & Star.

Chinese restaurant serving ‘yummy’ food scores poor food hygiene rating – Lincolnshire Live

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A highly regarded Chinese restaurant that serves ‘yummy’ food on the coast has been hit with a poor hygiene rating by inspectors.

Tian Tian Xian in Mablethorpe scored a one of out of five rating when hygiene experts paid the restaurant a visit on March 24.

Inspectors from East Lindsey District Council said that urgent major improvement was needed for its management of food safety.

They also were not impressed by its hygienic food handling, which was deemed to be in need of improvements.

via Chinese restaurant serving ‘yummy’ food scores poor food hygiene rating – Lincolnshire Live.

Glamping Cocoon boss speaks out over ridiculous’ £30k health and safety fine – Hull Live

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Beverley business is set to appeal a £32,000 fine after breaching health and safety rules.

Glamping Cocoon Ltd, which was liquidated earlier this year, appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 15.

The company and its director Nicholas Oaten were collectively fined £32,640 and ordered to pay £11,012 in court costs after being found guilty of failing to comply with health and safety legislation.

However, company bosses say they will appeal the decision, stating they had complied with the Health and Safety Executive and are adamant they made the changes before the deadline.

via Glamping Cocoon boss speaks out over ridiculous’ £30k health and safety fine – Hull Live.

Asphalt worker hit, killed while repaving busy road identified | WSB-TV

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – An asphalt worker was hit and killed while working on Tara Boulevard in Clayton County Tuesday morning.

Lovejoy police Chief Michael Gaddis said the asphalt company was paving Tara Boulevard between Lovejoy and McDonough when the crash happened.
— Read on www.wsbtv.com/news/local/asphalt-worker-hit-killed-while-repaving-busy-road/949077720