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Dr Phil Hammond turns spotlight on asbestos dump plan in Private Eye | This is Somerset

Bath and North East Somerset Council has come under fire in the latest edition of Private Eye.

The local authority has been accused of ignoring the council’s duty to the health of local residents in the Medicine Balls column by celebrity doctor Dr Phil Hammond in the current affairs magazine.

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Dr-Phil-Hammond-turns-spotlight-asbestos-dump/story-19845993-detail/story.html#axzz2g1RAVtGk

One in 8 workers will never retire – UK / US EVEN WORSE

A new global study finds nearly one in eight workers expect they will never be able to afford to retire fully. In the U.S. and U.K, the figures are even worse.

The report by HSBC paints a gloomy picture of sustained financial hardship and new working habits despite the world economy returning to health.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/18/retirement/workers-never-retire/index.html

Two charged over Bugis Downtown Line’s fatal worksite accident

The main and sub-contractor at a construction site at Bugis Station have been charged in court over a collapse that resulted in the deaths of two migrant workers.
Soletanche Bachy-Koh Brothers Joint Venture, the occupier of the site, is said to have failed to take measures to ensure that the workplace was safe and without risks to health to every person within the premises on July 18 last year.

via Two charged over Bugis Downtown Line’s fatal worksite accident.

Napo’s latest film stimulates awareness of slips and trips at work — Safety and Health at Work – EU-OSHA

Slips and trips are “No laughing matter”. They are one of the most common workplace hazards and cause tens of thousands of accidents in the workplace every year. Yet Napo, the animated employee, illustrates this key message in a light and unforgettable way.

This film seeks to promote good practice to prevent slips and trips and is applicable to all industrial sectors and all workers.

Watch “Napo in…No laughing matter”

via Napo’s latest film stimulates awareness of slips and trips at work — Safety and Health at Work – EU-OSHA.

Zimbabwean Injured in Work Accident Receives No Compensation – allAfrica.com: South Africa:

Jabulani Murire is a 38-year-old, married Zimbabwean man with three children. His family is struggling to survive after he became bedridden following a car accident while on duty.

Several organisations, his neighbours and ex-workmates testify that his health worsened after the accident, yet his employer, Zainap Bhayat of NexGen Communications, claims the doctor found nothing seriously wrong when he was examined on 12 November 2012 after the accident.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201307301192.html

Five workers sue McKenzie-Willamette over alleged asbestos exposure | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

Five construction workers who live in Lane County are suing McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and a Utah construction contractor, saying lax and irresponsible oversight of a remodeling job at the Springfield hospital exposed the workers to airborne asbestos.

The workers are seeking a total of up to $10 million for McKenzie-Willamette’s and Layton Construction’s violations of the federal Employer Liability Law and the Oregon Safe Employment Act, according to the lawsuit.

http://www.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/30177620-75/asbestos-health-mckenzie-willamette-hospital.html.csp

1st Responders Fear Asbestos Exposure at Deadly Building Collapse Site | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Three weeks after a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia, first responders are worried about their health.

They want to know if there was asbestos in the building when it collapsed at 22nd and Market Streets on June 5.

“I still don’t know if it was in that building,” Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said. “I’m hoping it wasn’t.

via 1st Responders Fear Asbestos Exposure at Deadly Building Collapse Site | NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Council, liaising with HSE orders developer to tidy up – Reading Post

The council in West Berkshire has been forced to step in after a road in Calcot was left in a mess following building work.

West Berkshire Council, liaising with the Health & Safety Executive, intervened at the site in Glamis Way following complaints by people in the area.

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2135408_council_orders_developer_to_tidy_up

The Enquirer :: Suspected food poisoning outbreak investigated after woman dies after Christmas Day pub meal

The Enquirer :: Suspected food poisoning outbreak investigated after woman dies after Christmas Day pub meal: A SUSPECTED food poisoning outbreak is being investigated after a woman died and 30 people fell ill after a Christmas meal at a local pub.

Health investigators have launched an investigation into what caused the suspected outbreak of food poisoning at The Railway Hotel in Hornchurch.

The victim passed away on 27 December in hospital after eating a meal at the pub run by Ember Inns on Station Road on Christmas Day.

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