Bucket Of Bricks Crashes Through Scaffolding, Onto Sidewalk In Manhattan – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –  A scary scene unfolded in Gramercy Park on Friday when a load of bricks came crashing down onto the sidewalk, right through scaffolding.

It happened around 9:50 a.m. on Park Avenue South and East 21st Street.

About 200 pounds of bricks fell 10 stories, crashing through the scaffolding put there for safety and right onto the sidewalk.

Construction crews are restoring the building’s façade and a bucket of bricks was being hoisted down when the metal cable snapped.

Luckily, no one was standing underneath when the load came down.

“Just heard a loud noise, and there was dust flying,” witness Denise Hamilton told CBS2’s Nick Caloway.

Sidewalk sheds are supposed to protect pedestrians from falling debris, but in this case, the bricks sliced right through.

via Bucket Of Bricks Crashes Through Scaffolding, Onto Sidewalk In Manhattan – CBS New York.

Toddler in life-threatening condition after farm accident near Milverton: Perth OPP | Globalnews.ca

Perth County OPP say a toddler is fighting for her life in a London hospital after being run over by a piece of farm equipment east of Milverton, Ont.

According to OPP, emergency services were called to a rural residence at roughly 5 p.m. on Sept. 10 to find a two-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries.

Few other details are available at this time, but police are reminding everyone that with “more and bigger equipment being used in our farming operations, we must do what we can to assure our children’s safety as well as our own.”

via Toddler in life-threatening condition after farm accident near Milverton: Perth OPP | Globalnews.ca.

Filthy, fly-ridden fishmonger in Bury Park appears at Luton Crown Court over string of food hygiene offences – Luton Today

The owner of a “filthy” fishmonger in Bury Park has been sentenced after a string of food hygiene offences were uncovered by Luton Borough Council

Abderahmane Aid, 42, of Waldeck Road, Luton, appeared at Luton Crown Court for sentencing on September 3 after he pleaded guilty to eight hygiene offences.

via IN PICTURES: Filthy, fly-ridden fishmonger in Bury Park appears at Luton Crown Court over string of food hygiene offences – Luton Today.

Steel worker diagnosed with two asbestos diseases

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A RETIRED steel worker has urged former tradesmen and their families to flag asbestos concerns to their doctor after he was diagnosed with TWO asbestos-related diseases.
 
Iain MacKenzie, 85, now suffers from pleural plaques and pleural thickening after working with asbestos roofing sheets in the 1960s.
 
The great-grandfather from Partick, Glasgow – who used to bag Munros and cycle every day – believed he was fit and healthy his whole life.

 

http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2019/09/13/steel-worker-diagnosed-with-two-asbestos-diseases/

Man rescued from flooded tunnel as Spain rains leave three people dead

Heavy rainfall in the regions of Valencia and Murcia have been sweeping away cars and debris and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people, including from flooded highways. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Ford bets on electric trucks to head off Tesla

Three years ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared he wanted to attack the heart of the Detroit automakers’ franchises with a Tesla electric pickup. But Ford and GM are revving up for a fierce fight to protect their most profitable products.

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E-frack: a safer, cheaper fracking alternative?

A new shale technology called electric fracking is being adopted by oil drillers because of the potential to lower costs and reduce air pollution but oilfield service companies are balking at the price needed to convert diesel fracking equipment to natural gas.

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