Calgary man killed on the job just weeks after reuniting with family – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

The Eritrean community in Calgary has been devastated by the loss of 38-year-old Habtom Shlesh, who died in a workplace incident on Oct. 2 in Airdrie.

Friends and family gathered Friday afternoon in the living room of Shlesh’s Marlborough Park home, offering condolences and grieving with his widow, Ruta Weldeselassie.
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‘They used to play football with asbestos’, inquest into pensioner’s death told | The Mail

A PENSIONER who probably came into contact with asbestos during his working life died as a result of an industrial disease, an inquest heard.

William Wall, 79, of Park Avenue, Askam, died at Furness General Hospital in February of this year.

Between 1955 and 1961, he worked as an apprentice electrician at Vickers shipyard in his birthplace of Barrow.

Later jobs included 14 years at an oil refinery in Libya, where he met wife Diena. They married in 1981.

Mr Wall, who was described as a ‘conscientious, helpful’ man, eventually retired from work in 2016.

Mr Wall’s son Philip said his father may well have come into contact with asbestos while working at Vickers shipyard.

 

“He did say quite a few times that people in those days used to play football with it [asbestos].They used to ball it up,” he said.

“It seems crazy now.”

via ‘They used to play football with asbestos’, inquest into pensioner’s death told | The Mail.

Safety warning issued after farmer killed in roof accident – FarmingUK News

Farm safety has been cast into the spotlight once more following news that a Nottinghamshire farmer recently died after falling through a roof.

The 53-year-old, who has not yet been named, died on his farm in Stoney Lane, Trowell, just before 3pm on September 30.

The UK’s work safety watchdog, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), said a ‘self-employed farmer died after a fall through a fragile roof.’

It added that the general nature of the incident was ‘fall from height (roof)’.

A HSE spokewoman said: “HSE is aware and is working with the police to determine what happened.”

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police added: “Officers were called to a report of a sudden death of a 53-year-old man following a fall through a roof at a farm.

via Safety warning issued after farmer killed in roof accident – FarmingUK News.

Climate change erodes Scottish history

Ancient British structures older than the pyramids are being threatened by climate change, experts have warned, as rising sea levels, heavier rainfall and severe weather events endanger Scotland’s archaeological treasures. Megan Revell reports.

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New challenges facing Europe’s waste water treatment plants present opportunities for improving sustainability

More investment is needed to make urban waste water treatment plants fit to meet the difficult challenges posed by the impacts of climate change, as well as the presence of antibiotics and other micro-pollutants in waste water, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today.

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