Milford on Sea beach huts condemned over health and safety fears | Daily Echo

THE owners of a row of beach huts worth almost £1million are dismayed after they were condemned overnight due to health and safety fears.

The ‘hutters’ received a ‘crass and unsympathetic’ council letter ordering them to demolish the 20 wooden cabins after their shingle beach was washed away by storms.

The erosion created a 12ft steep bank to open up in front of the huts that are now at risk of toppling over.But instead of replenishing the stones as they have done before, New Forest District Council (NF

via Milford on Sea beach huts condemned over health and safety fears | Daily Echo.

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Every Devon restaurant with zero food hygiene rating as Just Eat announces new crackdown – Devon Live

Hundreds of restaurants and takeaways with a poor hygiene record are being removed from online ordering platform Just Eat.Any eatery that has a rating of zero will be banned from the site until it gets a clean bill of health. It will then need to get at least a rating of three before it is featured again.

via Every Devon restaurant with zero food hygiene rating as Just Eat announces new crackdown – Devon Live.

Store ordered to pay fine after selling out-of-date sausages – Nottinghamshire Live

A Mansfield store has been ordered to pay a total of £4,100 after being found selling items of food that were months past their use-by dates.Dayim Ltd, which operates Cagla UK Market, in Ladybrook Lane, admitted three offences under food safety and hygiene regulations.The case was heard at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Friday, February 8.

via Store ordered to pay fine after selling out-of-date sausages – Nottinghamshire Live.

1,000 evacuated after switch room fire at Carlton Hotel, no one injured, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – Smoke was seen wafting from a room at the back of the Carlton Hotel in Bras Basah Road on Thursday afternoon (Feb 14), with witnesses saying that they heard several loud explosions from the premises.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times that it responded to a fire incident at a hotel at 76 Bras Basah Road at 1.15pm.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/loud-explosions-heard-at-carlton-hotel-smoke-seen-from-door-behind-premises

Lessons from recent industrial disasters – 1) Safety inspectors are lax or go easy on owners| The Daily Star

The costs of industrialisation are many. Human beings, wildlife, nature, the environment, and future generations often pay the price. In some instances, those who shoulder the burden do so voluntarily; some are compensated for their sacrifice and, in most cases, the suffering is imposed without their knowledge and consent. Add to that the tons of catastrophic events such as industrial accidents, mine collapses, and transport disasters that are a regular news item in this day and age. Ironically, many of these were foreseen and the deaths and illnesses could have been prevented.

Victims of industrial accidents are sometimes paid compensation although these are often small quantities of money and frequently do not reach the victims on time. Fortunately, we now have the capability to identify the culprits and are constantly refining the mechanism to measure the cost of the pain, suffering and physical damage they generate.

A review of these disasters has identified three problems:

1) Safety inspectors are lax or go easy on owners;

2) Companies hire inspectors from “friendly” agencies; and

3) Companies ignore inspection reports or disregard early warning signs. 

via Lessons from recent industrial disasters | The Daily Star.

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Notices to 20 hotels and restaurants for violation of fire safety norms | Agra News – Times of India

AGRA: Following the death of 17 people in a major fire accident in a hotel in Delhi, the fire department in the city has geared up to ensure that no such incident jolt the city. After conducting an inspection of several hotels and restaurants in the city, the department has slapped notices to 20 hotels and restaurants for violation of fire safety norms.

via Notices to 20 hotels and restaurants for violation of fire safety norms | Agra News – Times of India.

Worker badly burned after explosion at tractor-trailer repair factory

A worker suffered severe burns in an explosion while he was repairing a semitrailer in DeKalb County on Thursday morning.The explosion occurred at a tractor-trailer repair factory in the 4300 block of Old McDonough Road, DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesman Dion Bentley said from the scene.Initially, officials said the fire started after the semitrailer crashed into the building. 

via Worker badly burned after explosion at tractor-trailer repair factory.