No play equipment to be removed from Angus parks yet [unless the HSE say so??] – Angus / The Courier

No play equipment to be removed from Angus parks yet – Angus / Local / News / The Courier: THE AXE continues to hang over Angus playparks — but will not be swung against obsolete equipment just yet.

A stay of execution for almost 175 unsafe or out-of-date items was the outcome of the latest discussion over plans affecting 51 parks across the district yesterday.

He said no equipment would be removed in the meantime, unless or under the instruction of the Health and Safety Executive or the council’s insurers as part of the regular inspection regime.

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Welsh National Opera’s principal oboist Murray Johnston awarded £73k for being bullied by conductor | Mail Online

Welsh National Opera’s principal oboist Murray Johnston awarded �73k for being bullied by conductor | Mail Online: An oboist has won more than �70,000 through an employment tribunal after claiming he was ‘bullied’ by the orchestra’s conductor for 16 years.

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San Jose contractor fined for asbestos violations | The Salinas Californian | thecalifornian.com

San Jose contractor fined for asbestos violations | The Salinas Californian | thecalifornian.com: Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo has announced on Jan. 17 his Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit, along with the Environmental Protection Unit of the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, reached a settlement with Z-Con Specialty Services, Inc., an asbestos abatement contractor headquartered in San Jose, and its owner David Zanotti, for violations of environmental laws regulating abatement and emission of asbestos, a hazardous air pollutant.

Z-Con Specialty Services and David Zanotti agreed to pay a total settlement of $180,000 in civil penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental projects to resolve this matter.

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2 dead, 11 trapped in SW China mine accident |chinadaily.com.cn #surprisesurprise

2 dead, 11 trapped in SW China mine accident|Society|chinadaily.com.cn: GUIYANG – A coal and gas outburst has left two people dead, three injured and 11 others trapped in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, local authorities said Friday.
The accident occurred at 5:29 pm at the Jinjia Coal Mine under the Panjiang Investment Holding Group, according to the work safety bureau of Liupanshui city.
Eighteen people were working underground at the time of the accident. Three of the five miners who have been lifted out of the mine were injured, but their conditions are not yet known.

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Cleaner not at fault for Swedish train crash-prosecutors – Yahoo! News

Cleaner not at fault for Swedish train crash-prosecutors – Yahoo! News: STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The crash of a train into a low-rise apartment building in Sweden this week was an accident and not the fault of a cleaner who was the only person hurt, state prosecutors said on Friday.
Swedish police and prosecutors began an investigation into the accident on Tuesday in which a train ploughed past the end of the line at a depot, vaulted a narrow sidestreet and crashed into an apartment block in the upscale Stockholm suburb of Saltsjobaden.

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Norwegian flight runs off runway : Norway

Norwegian flight runs off runway : Views and News from Norway: Norwegian Air, flying high in recent years, ended a challenging past week with an accident in Troms�when one of its jets ran off the runway at low speed prior to takeoff. No one was hurt, but passengers reportedly had to sit on the disabled aircraft for nearly 90 minutes until they were allowed to disembark.

The Bod�-bound Boeing 737 aircraft was loaded and taxiing towards take-off when it slid off the runway in what one passenger described to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) as slippery conditions. The wheel under the nose of the jet along with one of its main wheels got stuck in wet ground off the paved portion of the taxiway.

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Dirty tracks blamed for tram driver’s electric shock – Melbourne

Dirty tracks blamed for tram driver’s electric shock: TRAM drivers fear maintenance cutbacks that led to dirty tram tracks are to blame for a recent incident in which a driver received an electric shock while standing on a tram floor.

Yarra Trams is investigating the January 11 incident, which forced the temporary shutdown of one of Melbourne’s busiest tram corridors, between Melbourne University and La Trobe Street. The low-floor D-class tram – Melbourne’s latest type – has been put out of action until the investigation is complete.

The driver was shocked moments after reporting to the fleet operations centre that his tram had suddenly lost power while shunting at the university tram terminus.

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Fire destroys couple’s workspace in Telok Kurau Studios – Photo gallery:

Photo gallery: Fire destroys couple’s workspace in Telok Kurau Studios: A 30-minute fire wiped out 30 years of toil and sweat when a fire destroyed an artist couple’s workspace in Telok Kurau Studios on Tuesday morning.

Kept in their second-floor unit were more than 1000 art pieces between Anthony Chua, 48, and his wife Hong Sek Chern, 45.

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Maid fell 30 storeys while cleaning window: Coroner Singapore

Maid fell 30 storeys while cleaning window: Coroner: An Indonesian domestic worker fell 30 storeys to her death while cleaning the master bedroom window in Telok Blangah Heights, a coroner’s court heard on Friday. Ms Eci Eriyani, 23, had been working for the employer for six months when she fell on March 29 last year.

At an inquiry into her death, the court heard that the maid was alone with her employer’s mother-in-law, Madam Chiow Gek Inn, at the time. About half an hour after they had lunch, Madam Chiow, 79, was in the living room when she heard Ms Eriyani shout “Grandma”.

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Cargo ship careens in Black Sea, one killed

LOCAL – Cargo ship careens in Black Sea, one killed: One crew member was killed as a cargo ship careened earlier today off the Black Sea province of Rize, Anatolia news agency has reported.

The body of 33-year-old Tarik Yilmaz was found in the ship.

Eleven crew members survived the incident, while two others were rescued by a coast guard team.

“Teams have found the body of a crew member who was reported missing after the ship “Alican.s” careened at Limankoy port off the town of Cayeli in Rize,” Governor Nurullah Cakir told an Anatolia news agency reporter.

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