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‘Six years of hell’ for joiner after nail gun accident claims finger | This is Gloucestershire

AFTER six years of hell, carpenter Patrick Meek can finally get on with life after losing his finger in an accident at work.

The joiner, 60, was injured as he was using a nail gun to make pallets in 2007. As he fired a nail into the corner of the pallet, it hit a knot in the wood and ricocheted into the point of his left index finger.

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/years-hell-joiner-nail-gun-accident-claims-finger/story-19749062-detail/story.html#axzz2dwmOqvvo

Council asks court to consider budget cuts and dropped charge in fire case sentencing -(lock up a councillor instead)- Independent.ie

WICKLOW County Council will now be sentenced on October 25 for criminal health and safety violations relating to the death of two fire fighters six years ago.

Wicklow County Council will now be sentenced on October 25 for criminal health and safety violations relating to the death of two fire fighters six years ago.

http://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklowpeople/news/council-asks-court-to-consider-budget-cuts-and-dropped-charge-in-fire-case-sentencing-29480472.html

Worker in critical after falling from casino sign – Las Vegas MyNews3 – KSNV

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sign company says one of its workers is in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital after surviving a 130-foot fall at the MGM Grand casino marquee.Officials with Young Electric Sign Company identified the victim in the Wednesday morning fall as Charles Schueler, who’s worked with the company for six years.

via Worker in critical after falling from casino sign – Las Vegas MyNews3 – KSNV.

London Fire Brigade accused of using incomplete figures to justify axing Havering’s only fire rescue unit – News – Romford Recorder

London Fire Brigade is accused of using incomplete figures to justify axing Hornchurch’s specialist fire rescue unit (FRU) – a machine that has saved “hundreds of lives”.

Fire Brigade Union worker and former Hornchurch firefighter Joe Mcveigh, who was based at the North Street station for six years, said the figures released by LFB only tell half the story – because there is no breakdown of which incidents actually required action once firefighters arrived.

via London Fire Brigade accused of using incomplete figures to justify axing Havering’s only fire rescue unit – News – Romford Recorder.

Greek court convicts 9 over sinking of cruise ship that left 2 presumed dead – The Washington Post

ATHENS, Greece — A Greek court has convicted nine officers and shipping company officials of negligence in the sinking of a cruise ship off the resort island of Santorini more than six years ago.
The Piraeus court imposed suspended sentences Wednesday ranging from six months to just over 12 years, and acquitted another four defendants.

via Greek court convicts 9 over sinking of cruise ship that left 2 presumed dead – The Washington Post.

Five handed jail terms over deadly Doha mall blaze – ArabianBusiness.com

A Qatari court has sentenced five people, among them the emirate’s envoy to Belgium, to six years in prison over “negligence” that caused a fatal shopping mall blaze last year.The five were convicted on Thursday of negligence, that resulted in the death of 19 people including 13 children and two firefighters, at the Villaggio shopping mall in May, Al Jazeera reported on its website.

via Five handed jail terms over deadly Doha mall blaze – Retail – ArabianBusiness.com.

Plant Pot Health And Safety Fears Spark Ban In Whitley Bay Street > #moreplantpots

Gardeners who won council awards for sprucing up their pedestrianised street said they have been asked to remove hundreds of pots because of health and safety concerns.

For the last six years people living in Rockcliffe Avenue, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, have transferred the L-shaped walkway in front of their seaside homes by nurturing hundreds of plants and blooms.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/17/pot-plant-ban-north-tyneside-council_n_3454697.html

Grim statistics for non-lifejacket wearers | Yachting Monthly

More than 130 yachtsmen and other seafarers have drowned over the last six years because they were not wearing a lifejacket, an MCA survey shows. Several fatal incidents occurred when yachtsmen were transferring from their tenders to the mother ship.

via Grim statistics for non-lifejacket wearers | Yachting Monthly.

Fire! fire! NO WATER! – – Jamaica Gleaner

Fire! fire! NO WATER! – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Sunday | December 2, 2012: Your nearest hydrant may not be working

Close to 40 per cent are in disrepair

Tyrone Reid, Senior Staff Reporter

A recent mapping survey conducted by the Jamaica Fire Brigade – in tandem with the National Water Commission – has revealed that close to 5,000 (roughly 40 per cent) of Jamaica’s 13,000-strong network of fire hydrants are out of commission.

This means that almost 1,300 fire hydrants have fallen into the not-working line since the last survey was done six years ago.

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New stain repellent chemical doubling in blood every 6 years. – Environmental Health News

As the phased-out stain repellent PFOS steadily decreases in people, its replacement is rising rapidly at levels that are doubling every six years, a Swedish study shows. Levels of perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) in the women’s blood rose 11 percent per year between 1996 and 2010. Whether there are any potential health effects of these exposures — which are still far lower than PFOS levels — is unknown.

New stain repellent chemical doubling in blood every 6 years. – Environmental Health News