Health cases from the Law Courts – The Malta Independent

Health cases from the Law Courts – The Malta Independent: In the last three months, 33 cases (out of 142) were decided by the Magistrate’s Court in seven Health Sittings held. Throughout 2012, 518 cases were brought before the Magistrates Court, which decided 133 cases in around 30 health sittings.

From the cases heard in the last quarter, those found guilty were given conditional discharges ranging from one month to 24 months and to fines, the total of which amounted to €3470.

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Builder who swept up asbestos dust died from industrial disease, coroner rules (From Kingston Guardian)

Builder who swept up asbestos dust died from industrial disease, coroner rules (From Kingston Guardian): A former builder who spent years of his career sweeping up asbestos dust died from industrial disease, a coroner has ruled.

Worcester Park man Christopher Moody breathed in asbestos particles during a spell working with the carcinogenic substance in the 60s and 70s.

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Fire leaves Omni complex workers jobless – – Jamaica Gleaner –

Fire leaves Omni complex workers jobless – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Sunday | January 20, 2013: More than 150 persons will be without jobs come tomorrow after a massive fire gutted the Omni Industries complex in Twickenham Park, St Catherine, yesterday.

“This is a sad day for us. I have been working here for 10 years and it is just last Monday that I entered a pardna (partner),” said a tearful Marsha Johnston as she looked at what was left of her workplace.

The sadness was echoed by a number of other employees who were milling about the complex after the blaze which gutted the finished product section of the complex.

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Cuba Says Cholera Practically Contained – [whats that mean?] – Havana Times.org

Cuba Says Cholera Practically Contained – Havana Times.org: HAVANA TIMES — Sources with the Cuban health care system are saying that the recently reported outbreak of cholera in Havana is “practically contained,” report�DPA news on Saturday.

After several days of rumors among the population, on Tuesday officials admitted that the most recent outbreak of cholera on the island consisted of at least 51 cases in the capital. Last July, Cuba suffered an outbreak of the disease that left three dead and more than four-hundred people infected.

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Recipe for disaster straight from the horse’s mouth – [Coalition reduce powers of the Food Standards Agency] – Scotsman.com

Recipe for disaster straight from the horse’s mouth – News – Scotsman.com: IT WAS the food scandal that launched a thousand puns. Revelations that beefburgers in the “value” ranges of several leading supermarkets contained horse DNA seemed to provoke more hilarity than horror.

The powers of the Food Standards Agency were reduced as part of the coalition’s bonfire of the quangos, and many local authorities have cut the number of checks they carry out as a result of the economic downturn.

The shadow environment secretary Mary ­Creagh said 700 trading standards officers had been axed and the meat inspection budget cut by £12m as part of the government’s austerity package.

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Port worker killed in workplace incident | Voxy.co.nz

Port worker killed in workplace incident | Voxy.co.nz: At approximately 00:30am this morning, Emergency services were called to a workplace incident on the wharf at Wellington.
A 47yr old male, was killed when he was caught between a forklift and cargo during a warehouse packing operation.
The male is a father of three and has been working for the Ports for the past nine years.
CenrePort, Police and the Dept of Labour are investigating the incident.

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Man severely injured in forklift accident | News | CentreDaily.com

Man severely injured in forklift accident | News | CentreDaily.com: A Woodward man was severely injured Friday morning while driving a forklift in Haines Township.Christopher King, 18, was operating a forklift between farms at 7:15 a.m. Friday on Penns Valley Road when the vehicle left the shoulder and overturned.

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In Australia, Illnesses and Death Linked to Listeria in Soft Cheeses | Food Poisoning Bulletin

In Australia, Illnesses and Death Linked to Listeria in Soft Cheeses | Food Poisoning Bulletin: The Australian Department of Health has issued a press release stating that there are 18 cases of Listeria monocytogenes linked to soft cheeses. Two men, one 84 and the other 44, have died as a result of their infections, and one woman suffered a miscarriage. Jindi manufactured cheeses, sold at delis and supermarkets in that country, have been linked to the outbreak.

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Safety call after worker falls to death – The National UAE

Safety call after worker falls to death – The National: SHARJAH // A hospital chief yesterday called for safer building sites after a construction worker fell to his death.

The Sudanese man plunged from the 10th floor of a building in Ajman on Friday afternoon after the scaffolding he was working on gave way. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body taken to Sheikh Khalifa Hospital.

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Two people injured in accidental shooting at Raleigh gun show :: WRAL.com

Two people injured in accidental shooting at Raleigh gun show :: WRAL.com: Raleigh, N.C. — At least two people were injured Saturday afternoon in an apparent accidental shooting at the gun show being held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m., and two people were loaded into ambulances.

A witness told WRAL that a gun went off after being checked by an official at a safety check-in location, hitting a man in the hand and a woman in the side.

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