At least one person injured in oil tanker incident 

At least one person has been injured after an industrial accident involving an oil tanker in Forfar.

Police and fire crews are in attendance at the incident on Orchardbank Business Park.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service confirmed the incident but said no further information was available at this time.

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Forklift driver Martyn Hartnell crushed to death, inquest told | Braintree and Witham Times

A FORKLIFT truck driver was crushed to death after becoming trapped between a skip and large bin, an inquest has heard.Martyn Hartnell, who was 44, died following an incident at the Hand 2 Mouth factory on the Bluebridge Industrial Estate in Halstead on July 30 last year.

An inquest into Mr Hartnell’s death began at Essex Coroner’s Court yesterday and heard from Health and Safety Executive inspector Adam Hills who said Mr Hartnell had been carrying out a typical waste removal procedure in the moments bef

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Should construction workers hurt in falls be liable if they’re to blame? Law says no, Johnson says yes. – silive.com

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CITY HALL — As part of his work to reform the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is targeting New York’s Scaffold Law, which some say significantly boosts the insurance costs for transportation projects.

The law — enacted in 1885 — holds employers responsible for ensuring that safety equipment is properly deployed for those working at dangerous heights, and fully liable if an employee is injured from a related fall.

via Should construction workers hurt in falls be liable if they’re to blame? Law says no, Johnson says yes. – silive.com.

Honda recalls 1.2 million more vehicles with dangerous air bags

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DETROIT (AP) — A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a Honda minivan.

The incident forced Honda on Tuesday to recall about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America from the 2001 to 2016 model years to replace inflators that had not been included in the massive string of Takata recalls for air bags that can hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

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Oldbury restaurant lands £3,000 court bill after serving peanuts in nut-free meal | Express & Star

The dishes served at Mozalicious in Langley, Oldbury, could have caused a potentially fatal reaction for someone with an allergy, the court heard.

Sandwell Council’s trading standards officers requested peanut-free meals when they visited the Indian restaurant and takeaway in Langley High Street.

They had visited Mozalicious, along with more than 40 other restaurants during November and December 2017.

Posing as customers with peanut allergies, they requested the peanut-free meals.

via Oldbury restaurant lands £3,000 court bill after serving peanuts in nut-free meal | Express & Star.

Councillors quit housing roles in Legionella outbreak-related row

Brentwood Council housing officers allegedly failed to inform key elected members over a serious outbreak of Legionnaires disease.

The incident, which helped lead to the resignations of two senior Tory councillors – was one of the latest in a string of incidents where officers are alleged to have failed to either implement decisions made in the council chamber or have rescinded policies without informing elected members.

www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/councillors-quit-housing-roles-legionella-2561391

Holiday park staff asked not to speak Welsh at work ‘for purposes of guest safety’ – North Wales Live

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Staff at a North Wales holiday park have been asked not to speak Welsh while they are at work.

Greenacres Holiday Park in Morfa Bychan in Gwynedd has confirmed that they ask workers to speak English in certain parts of the kitchen “to prevent miscommunication”.

They were responding to claims that a meeting had been held to ask staff to speak English rather than Welsh “for the purposes of guest safety”.

via Holiday park staff asked not to speak Welsh at work ‘for purposes of guest safety’ – North Wales Live.

Farmer forced to sell Highland herd after complaint to HSE – Farmers Weekly

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A Derbyshire farmer has been forced to sell his Highland herd after receiving a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) order to remove them from their traditional habitat.

Alex Birch, 32, had to move his 27 Highland cattle off land at Baslow Edge in the Peak District because of a complaint from a dog walker.

In early summer 2018 Mr Birch received a letter from the HSE saying the herd, which included a number of calves, had to be moved from the moorland due to an alleged incident.

via Farmer forced to sell Highland herd after complaint to HSE – Farmers Weekly.

Teen nearly loses hand in forklift accident

DUPO, Ill. – A 14-year-old boy remains hospitalized after his hand was nearly severed in a horrific forklift accident at a Dupo quarry. A 12-year-old boy with him was also hurt.

According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened before 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Falling Springs Quarry, just off of Interstate 255.

The two boys trespassed onto the property Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said the boys found a forklift apparently with the keys still in it.

As the boys were driving the forklift down a hill, it rolled over. The 12-year-old was able to get out of the way but the 14-year-old could not. The massive forklift pinned his left hand underneath it.

https://kplr11.com/2019/03/11/teen-nearly-loses-hand-in-forklift-accident/