Raid on company over site death – The Canberra Times

Police investigating one of Canberra’s recent workplace deaths have raided a NSW company as part of their inquiries.

ACT Policing officers had a search warrant and were accompanied by WorkSafe ACT inspectors when they went to premises outside Gosford on the central coast where the piece of machinery that killed builder Ben Catanzariti, 21, had recently been serviced.

The Canberra Times has obtained the routine maintenance report on the concrete pump compiled just weeks before Mr Catanzariti’s death on a Kingston Foreshore building site on July 21.

Raid on company over site death – The Canberra Times

Pub chain fined after fall from ladder killed cleaner – This is Bristol

A PUB chain has been fined £235,000 for health and safety failings which contributed to the death of a cleaner.

Richard Pratley, 65, died from a fractured skull after falling from a ladder as he tried to clean the roof of the “boathouse” inside the Snuff Mill Harvester on Frenchay Park Road.

Pub chain fined after fall from ladder killed cleaner – This is Bristol

Patient killed in oxygen explosion as a second dies in broken lift: Damning … – Daily Mail

A horrifying catalogue of serious errors at NHS hospitals in Scotland has come to light, following a Freedom of Information request.

They include a report from NHS Lothian where a patient on oxygen therapy died in an explosion after lighting a cigarette in a hospital toilet.

Patient killed in oxygen explosion as a second dies in broken lift: Damning … – Daily Mail

Employers warned on overtime – Taipei Times

Employers warned on overtime – Taipei Times: The number of companies that abuse the “job responsibility system” in Taipei is increasing, Taipei’s Department of Labor Affairs said yesterday, as it warned employers about violating labor laws by making employees work overtime.

According to the latest information from the department, the number of cases in violation of the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) reached 523 this year, with overtime work accounting for 199 cases, while there were 142 cases where employees were not given sufficient holidays.

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20,000 chickens killed in factory farm fire, barn releases asbestos over farmhouse – – DutchNews.nl –

DutchNews.nl – 20,000 chickens killed in factory farm fire: Twenty thousand chickens were killed in a fire at a barn on a factory farm in Overijssel province at the weekend.

Firemen were able to prevent the blaze spreading to a nearby barn with a similar number of chickens, Nos television reported.

The fire led to the release of asbestos which blew into nearby fields and rendered the farmhouse uninhabitable. The farmer and family have been moved to emergency accommodation.

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Brit soldier drowned because hydro firm forgot warning – – Austrian Times

Brit soldier drowned because hydro firm forgot warning – General News – Austrian Times Online News – English Newspaper: The manslaughter case in Austria over the death of a British soldier drowned during a rafting accident has ended with the raft guide accused of negligence being acquitted.

Private John Lomas, of the Royal Logistics Corps, was with comrades in Tirol when his inflatable raft boat capsized on June 21.

Three rafts, carrying a total of 20 British servicemen, had embarked down the Inn river.

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2 die in Faridabad building collapse – The Times of India

2 die in Faridabad building collapse – The Times of India: NEW DELHI: Two people died and three others were injured when an under-construction building came crashing down in Faridabad’s Sarurpur Industrial area on Saturday. There were several people working at the site at 12.30pm, when the incident occurred and rescue operations went on till past 10pm. “The incident occurred when the roof of the building, possibly a factory, was being laid. The scaffolding that was supporting the more than 100 sq feet roof area was probably not able to withstand the weight and gave way, because of which the roof came crashing down. At that point around 35-40 people were working at the site. The debris was massive and we are not sure how many people could be trapped underneath,” said police sources.

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Two Tanker Incidents off BC Coast Confirm Tar Sand Supertanker Concerns

Carol Linnitt | Two Tanker Incidents off BC Coast Confirm Tar Sand Supertanker Concerns: Two separate incidents involving container ships off the coast of British Columbia have local First Nations questioning the prudence of transporting tar sands crude in the region’s hazardous waterways. The incidents, occurring within less than 48 hours of each other, lend new support to those who oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline that would bring over 200 oil-bearing supertankers through the area each year.�

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Hamburg suffer defeat, injury, fire, evacuation – Germany

Hamburg suffer defeat, injury, fire, evacuation – The Local: The weekend got off to a catastrophic start for the Hamburger SV football club, after fans started a fire in the stadium, Rafael van der Vaart was injured and the team’s hotel was evacuated over a false alarm. On top of that HSV lost the match.

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JLT Tamweel Tower fire: No wallets, no phone, no car… residents fear for what is left? – Emirates 24/7

JLT Tamweel Tower fire: No wallets, no phone, no car… residents fear for what is left? – Emirates 24/7: Tamweel’s statement:

Following the outbreak of a fire in the early hours of Sunday at Tamweel Tower, Islamic home finance provider Tamweel stated on Sunday that the company is currently working closely with Dubai Civil Defence to ensure the well-being of owners and residents.

Thanks to the efforts of Dubai Civil Defence, that fire has been contained and there were no causalities.

“At Tamweel, our very highest priority is the safety and well-being of the owners and residents,” said Varun Sood, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tamweel. “Our staff are on site and have provided transportation and hotel accommodation, in coordination with DMCC, to any resident who requires such assistance. We will continue to work with the Building’s Owners Association to assist all residents and we remain fully committed to ensuring their well-being.

“Tamweel is currently operating from its Business Avenue offices in Deira, Dubai, serving customers through our Deira and Abu Dhabi offices,” he added.

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