Horse trainer fined $327k after accident which left teenage employee tetraplegic | Stuff.co.nz

An Auckland horse trainer has been ordered to pay $372,000 after an accident which left his teenage employee tetraplegic.

Stephen John McKee failed to ensure the health and safety of a teenage girl he employed as a stable hand in November 2016, a ruling at the Auckland District Court found on Friday.

The woman, believed to be 19-year-old Sophia Malthus, told Stuff in 2017 she had broken her neck in the accident, and lost all sensation below her collarbone

via Horse trainer fined $327k after accident which left teenage employee tetraplegic | Stuff.co.nz.

The Surrey restaurants, cafés and shops to receive a 0 food hygiene rating in 2019 – Get Surrey

If you are heading out for something to eat in Surrey, whether it is in a restaurant, takeaway or shop, there re systems in place to make sure what you eat is hygienic.

While there are businesses and public premises across the county that do comply with the standards set by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), there are some that do not.

In Surrey there are nine premises that received a 0 food hygiene rating in the first six months of 2019, which is the lowest possible. Five is the highest.

via The Surrey restaurants, cafés and shops to receive a 0 food hygiene rating in 2019 – Get Surrey.

Buenos Aires judge bans delivery apps after road accidents spike | Cities | The Guardian

When a courier delivering a takeaway in Buenos Aires was hit by a car, the company’s response was not to check how he was, but to ask: “How is the order?”

Courier Ernesto Floridia, 63, was run over on 27 July while delivering pizza ordered through Glovo, an on-demand courier service. When he texted the company about the accident, the co-ordinator replied: “How is the order. It is in good or bad condition to be delivered?” When he said he couldn’t move, the coordinator messaged: “Ernesto can you send me a picture of the products please?” Journalist Yanina Otero tweeted a photo of the exchange in which Floridia’s phone appears to be smeared with blood.

The tweet went viral, andwas retweeted more than 60,000 times, with social media users outraged at Glovo’s response. A judge has now taken it to a provocative conclusion: he has ordered the suspension of delivery apps after finding that major players Rappi, Glovo, and PedidosYa, failed to comply with the law – which the companies deny.

via Buenos Aires judge bans delivery apps after road accidents spike | Cities | The Guardian.

Hotel officials could face prosecution after wedding day horror fall – Daily Record

Hotel bosses could be prosecuted after a newlywed groom plunged through a banister on his wedding night, suffering horrific injuries.

Chris Mallon married wife Avril just hours before he plunged 12ft onto the pavement after the fall, at the Macdonald Houstoun House in Uphall , West Lothian on June 14.

His devastated wife kept a bedside vigil at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh , after Mr Mallon was put in an induced coma.
— Read on www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/hotel-officials-could-face-prosecution-18940981

Hawke’s Bay fruit juice company fined $367,500 for death of worker dragged into machinery | Stuff.co.nz

A fruit juice company whose employee was killed after being dragged into machinery has been fined $367,500 and ordered to pay $141,000 to the employee’s widower.

Manpreet Kaur, 23, was cleaning machinery at the end of a night shift at The Homegrown Juice Company in Hastings on June 15, 2017, when a piece of her clothing was caught on a travelling hook of a bottle-filling machine.
— Read on i.stuff.co.nz/business/114967638/hawkes-bay-fruit-juice-company-fined-367500-for-death-of-worker-dragged-into-machinery

Victorian meat processor JBS fined over amputation of worker’s hand | 7NEWS.com.au

Melbourne meat processor JBS Australia has been fined $90,000 after a worker’s hand was amputated by a factory machine.

In November 2017, the man had been working on a production line to remove hides from sheep carcasses when the accident happened.

A chain he had wrapped around his wrist became entangled with a machine, dragging him in and severing his wrist and hand, Melbourne Magistrates Court was told.
— Read on 7news.com.au/news/court-justice/victorian-meat-processor-jbs-fined-over-amputation-of-workers-hand-c-400967

Cruise ship fails inspection as water runs brown and maggot laced bagels – NZ Herald

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A Carnival Cruise Line ship has claimed the dubious honour of the “worst ever” cruise sanitation score.

Inspectors aboard the Carnival Fantasy were horrified to find “brown water” flowing from taps in the ship’s medical wing and “not less than 15 flies” in the salad bar of the ship.

The ship failed to pass the sanitation inspection by a full 11 marks.

The sanitation scores which are set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are particularly stringent. Out of a possible score of 100, the Fantasy achieved just 77. Ships require 86 or above to pass inspection.

via Cruise ship fails inspection as water runs brown and maggot laced bagels – NZ Herald.

City fined $325,000 for safety violations in 2016 death of drainage worker | Edmonton Journal

The City of Edmonton has been handed a penalty of $325,000 for violating a safety policy in relation to the November 2016 death of a city tunnel foreman whose head was pinned between machinery and a wall.

In a sentencing handed down in the Provincial Court of Alberta Wednesday, the city received the fine for failing to provide safeguards for workers if they were to come into contact with any hazards. Saturnino Sonson, 44 at the time of the accident, was a tunnel foreman on a drainage tunnel in southwest Edmonton being constructed with a tunnel-boring machine.

This machine involved the use of a conveyor needing to be adjusted when it became misaligned, which was a “frequent occurrence,” according to the agreed statement of facts presented in court.

“Workers were not provided formal training on how to adjust or align the conveyor,” read the court document. “Instead, workers developed a practice of centring the conveyor over the rail cars through observing and/or speaking to other workers on how to perform the task of adjusting or aligning the conveyor, unaware of the potential hazards associated with their practice.”

The city also acknowledged it didn’t have the correct operation and maintenance manual for the machine at the time of the fatality.

via City fined $325,000 for safety violations in 2016 death of drainage worker | Edmonton Journal.

Men behind this stinking 2,000-tonne pile of rubbish in Dudley avoid jail – Birmingham Live

Directors of a firm responsible for abandoning a ‘stomach churning’ 2,000 tonne rubbish pile in Dudley have been sentenced.

The huge waste pile at Rowanoak Waste Services in Shaw Road gave off a smell likened to rotting vegetables and sewage – with some going as far to say the odour wafting from the site made them feel physically ill.

via Men behind this stinking 2,000-tonne pile of rubbish in Dudley avoid jail – Birmingham Live.

Scientists find microplastics deep in Arctic ice

Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution now poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. Lucy Fielder reports.

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