Chinese mine blast kills 18 | ABC Radio Australia

Chinese mine blast kills 18 | ABC Radio Australia: Chinese officials say 18 people have been killed in an explosion at a coal mine in Guizhou Province.Another five people were still trapped underground in the pit after the accident at the Xiangshui coal mine in Liupanshui city, the Xinhua state news agency said citing provincial government and company sources.

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Asbestos killed former cleaner from Bridport (From Dorset Echo)

Asbestos killed former cleaner from Bridport (From Dorset Echo): A FORMER cleaner from Bridport who worked in a civic hall in the West Midlands for 15 years died of an asbestos-related disease, an inquest was told.

Dora Longville, of West Walks, West Bay, died at the age of 66 in May from mesothelioma.

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£18k fine after shop delivery fell on worker at Sainsbury’s Local on Bricknell Avenue, Hull | This is Hull and East Riding

�18k fine after shop delivery fell on worker at Sainsbury’s Local on Bricknell Avenue, Hull | This is Hull and East Riding: A SUPERMARKET and a haulage firm have been fined a total of �18,000 after a delivery fell on to a worker, leaving her seriously injured.
Sainsbury’s employee Barbara Jenkinson suffered spinal injuries and a fractured pelvis when a 265kg cage containing groceries fell out of a delivery lorry.

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Coastguard has coordinated the response for two vessels working at offshore windfarms

Yarmouth Coastguard has coordinated the response for two vessels working at offshore windfarms involved in separate incidents off the east coast of England today.

Windcat 9 issued a VHF DSC Mayday this evening offshore from Humber and reported that they were taking in water. Yarmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Humber and Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboats and the rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield. Due to concern that the vessel could be sinking the 15 crew abandoned to another vessel. The rescue helicopter transferred two pumps on board the vessel and lifeboat crew were able to control the ingress of water and towed the vessel to Grimsby.
In a separate incident Yarmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Wells and Cromer RNLI lifeboats to a vessel called Island Panther following a collision with a tower while working at the wind farm off Sheringham. All five crew sustained injuries and a doctor was transferred to the vessel by lifeboat. The Island Panther made its way back to Wells where East of England Ambulance Service received the injured crew.
Weather conditions in the area were winds of force 5 with a one metre swell.

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14 killed in hotpot restaurant explosion – Jinzhong in north China – Xinhua |

14 killed in hotpot restaurant explosion – Xinhua | English.news.cn: BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhuanet) — An explosion has ripped through a hotpot restaurant in the city of Jinzhong in north China’s Shanxi Province, killing 14 people and injuring 47.

The explosion happened at around 8pm Friday in a dual-layer, 3-hundred square-meter construction. When the accident took place, nearly 100 people were eating at the establishment. After the explosion, fire-fighers were on the scence to carry out rescue work.

17 diners were seriously injured. The explosion ignited a fire which destroyed the interior of the restaurant. A customer injured in the explosion tells us how he escaped.

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£50000 payout for injured Fort William hospital worker – Lochaber News

A LOCHABER hospital worker has won £50,000 in compensation from NHS Highland following an accident at work.

Nursing auxiliary Linda Mitchell suffered an injury to her neck and right shoulder when heavy ward curtains she was pulling jammed.

Ms Mitchell (59) was advised by her union, Unison, to make a claim when she was unable to return to work following the incident in the Belhaven Ward of Belford Hospital, Fort William, in September 2008.

£50000 payout for injured Fort William hospital worker – Lochaber News

Seamstress who tripped on uneven footpath awarded €260000 – Irish Independent

A 62-YEAR-OLD seamstress has been awarded €260,000 after she injured her wrists when she tripped on an uneven footpath near a town hall.

Olive Loughrey, Station Road, Shankill, Dublin, sued Dun Laoghaire Co Council over the fall outside the council’s town hall in Dun Laoghaire on July 9, 2002. Ms Loughrey, who was described by a High Court judge as an honest and decent lady, was awarded €125,000 for general damages plus €135,000 for past and future loss of earnings after the court heard she had been unable to return to work since the accident.

Seamstress who tripped on uneven footpath awarded €260000 – Irish Independent

Greenkeeper sues golf club for £150K after ‘lawnmower swinging accident’ – Deadline News

A GREENKEEPER is suing one of the world’s oldest golf clubs for £150,000, claiming he was badly hurt after being told to cut the grass by swinging a Flymo on a rope.

Derek Bond alleges he had to cut grass on a steep slope at Peterhead Golf Club by swinging the 23kg (51lb) mower from side to side using a rope attached to the handle.

The 24-year-old says he fell down the slope and injured his leg so badly he needed hospital treatment and considerable time off work.

Greenkeeper sues golf club for £150K after ‘lawnmower swinging accident’ – Deadline News

Worker killed in freak accident at power station – Irish Independent

THE family of a man killed in a workplace accident in Longford have spoken of their shock and disbelief at how he died.

John O’Donnell, from Magheraveen in Lanesborough, Co Longford, died after becoming trapped in machinery at the Lough Ree power station as peat was being loaded to feed the plant.

Gardai, the Health and Safety Authority and Bord na Mona have launched three separate investigations into the accident.

Worker killed in freak accident at power station – Irish Independent