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Ecuador
Worker killed in fall into the Chiche at new bridge site

A 52-year old worker died in a fall from height during the night shift at the new bridge site spanning the Chiche river on the Ruta Viva linking with the new airport in Tababela
. 31st July 2014
USA
Worker run over after fall from lorry trailer

On a construction site in Waxhaw, North Carolina, a worker was killed when he was run over by a lorry, it appeared that he had been on the trailer and had fallen off and was unsighted by the driver on the housing site.
30th July 2014
USA
Unsighted construction run over on Wyoming site

A 23-year old construction worker has died after being run over by a plant vehicle at a site in Afton, Wyoming, where the DePacto construction company have been laying water pipes across Highway 89.
  30th July 2014
USA
Worker killed in tank explosion at fish processing plant

A subcontractor was killed and 3 other workers were injured following an explosion on Monday at the Omega Protein fish processing plant in Moss Point, Mississippi. The victim was atop the tank undertaking maintenance and it is speculated that hot metal work may have been taking place
. 29th July 2014
Cambodia
Phnom Penh textile factory fire leaves worker dead

Fire broke out in the Chang Sheng textile factory in the Por Senchey district of Phnom Penh leaving a worker dead. The accident, speculated to have been caused by an electrical malfunction, occurred during the night and the only staff on the premises would have been asleep in the factory outwith production hours, the victim was a 42-year old laundry supervisor
. 29th July 2014
Vietnam
Workers killed in scaffold collapse at new steel mill site

Two employees of the Vietnam Industrial Construction Company were killed in a scaffold collapse yesterday at the site of a new steel mill in Ha Tinh province. The accident occurred in an area of the site where a water plant is being built, 2 other workers were hospitalised, their condition was not known
. 28th July 2014
Algeria
Missing plane may have crashed in Mali

Late on Thursday evening wreckage of an Air Algerie flight of Spanish airline Swiftair appeared to have been spotted in northern Mali between Aguelhoc and Kidal, the MD-83 aircraft carrying more than 100 passengers and 7 crew went missing 50 minutes into a flight yesterday from Ougadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers.
25th July 2014
Russia
Parachutist killed in Moscow competition

A prominent Russian parachutist participating in the national canopy piloting event died in an accident in Moscow region on Wednesday when he lost control of his parachute during the 3rd jump at speeds of around 100mph.
24th July 2014
USA
Oregon DoT roads worker killed

A fatal accident investigation was launched yesterday following the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation worker at a roads site on Highway 320 outside Echo
. 24th July 2014
USA
Fall from ladder fatality at Washington college site

A Washington construction worker has died in a 17-metre fall from 4th floor level at the site of the new health sciences building at Bellevue College while working up a ladder.
23rd July 2014
USA
Farm worker killed in bulldozer accident

An investigation is ongoing into a fatal accident on a farm in Pine River, Michigan, where a 46-year old farm worker died after being struck by a bulldozer during work on a barn.
23rd July 2014
USA
Falling beam kills workers, injures 2 others on Florida site

A steel beam fell at the construction site for a new car service centre on South Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, leaving 1 worker dead and 2 others injured
. 22nd July 2014
Canada
15-year old worker killed in conveyor accident

A 15-year old employee of Arjon Construction was killed when he became caught in a conveyor system at a gravel crushing plant in Wintering Hills near Calgary, it is understood that his age only precluded him from working between midnight and 6am
. 22nd July 2014
Canada
Manitoba woman killed in fall from tractor

A 57-year old Manitoba woman has been killed in an accident when she fell from a tractor and was run over by trailer under tow northwest of Russell
. 21st July 2014
Poland
7 die in confined space accident at village cesspool

Seven people died in a confined space accident yesterday at a cesspool in the village of Karczowka. Initial investigation of the accident indicates that after one person was overcome in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere the other 6 died in attempting a rescue. A 45-year old woman is believed to have survived the accident, she was airlifted by helicopter to hospital. Rescuers were still searching the relatively large facility in the event that there may have been more victims
. 18th July 2014
USA
Worker killed in fall down lift shaft

A Kentucky worker has died in a fall down a lift shaft at the site of new student accommodation on the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville, local police have been investigating the accident but foul play is not suspected
. 18th July 2014
Brazil
4 women dead in fireworks factory explosion

Two explosions at the Fogos Globo firework factory in Santo Antonio do Monte in Minas Gerais state have killed 4 female workers, a man was hospitalised with first degree burns and is listed in stable condition. An investigation of the accident is ongoing but preliminary findings indicate that all the factory's certification is up to date, the most recent inspection having taken place on 26th March this year.
17th July 2014
Russia
22 dead in Moscow metro derailment

At least 22 people died when 3 carriages of a metro train derailed in a tunnel on Moscow's Dark Blue line between Park Pobedy and Slavyanskiy stations. Of the 160 people injured, 139 were hospitalised, with 42 of those in intensive care with fractures, internal injuries and traumatic brain injury.
  16th July 2014
USA
Kansas rail worker killed in fall into grain wagon

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway worker died of suffocation after falling and sinking into a rail wagon of grain yesterday in a yard at Kansas Avenue in Kansas City
. 15th July 2014
USA
Worker killed in fall at Florida power station

A fatal accident occurred on Monday during the dismantling of an old boiler at the Bayside Power Station of the Tampa Electric Company where a 31-year old worker of Southeastern Construction and Maintenance Company died in a 15-metre fall through a metal grate in a gantry in a decommissioned area of the premises
. 15th July 2014
USA
NJ Turnpike worker killed in hard shoulder accident

A 32-year old New Jersey Turnpike worker engaged in maintenance work in Kearny died after being struck by a vehicle while retrieving a piece of a tyre from the hard shoulder of the road.
15th July 2014
USA
Worker killed in ceiling collapse during renovation

A slant collapse of a ceiling occurred in a warehouse yesterday during renovation work in Halton City, North Texas, claiming the life of worker on the 2nd floor.
11th July 2014
USA
Falling material kills Maryland steel worker

A fatal accident investigation is ongoing at Canam Steel in Point of Rocks, Maryland, where a worker died during the loading of a large metal spool on to a crate and a support weakened and fell on him
. 10th July 2014
Thailand
Rail worker charged over girl's alleged rape and murder in sleeper

A railway worker has been arrested over the alleged rape and murder of a 13-year old girl whose body was found by the tracks in Pranburi district on Tuesday morning. The girl had been travelling in a sleeping car on a Surat Thai-Bangkok overnight train when the alleged assault took place and her body was subsequently thrown from the train. The alleged assailant is said to have been intoxicated with alcohol and methamphetamine
. 9th July 2014
China
Hook fell from crane and killed Macau worker

A construction worker was killed when a hook fell from a crane jib and struck him at the site of a new vehicle testing centre in Taipa, Macau, he was rushed to Conde de Sao Januario Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead
.  9th July 2014
USA
School janitor killed in hazmat incident

A janitor at Manomet Elementary School in Plymouth, Massachusetts, died in a hazmat incident on Monday morning, it was unclear whether the accident was related to ongoing work at the school. Another school employee and 9 public safety workers required hospital treatment for eye and throat irritation
. 8th July 2014
USA
C2H2(CO)2O accident leaves worker injured

A chemical leak during the production of maleic anhydride at the MFG Chemical Inc plant in Dalton, Georgia, on Monday led to a worker injuring his respiratory tract after inhaling vapour as a chemical was added to a reactor and the vapour issued before the reactor's lid could be closed. He was transferred to a burns unit in Augusta
. 8th July 2014
USA
Worker decapitated in cable whiplash accident on phone tower

A worker was decapitated in a cable whiplash accident during work to replace a boom on a telephone tower on Waits Road outside Cynthiana, Kentucky. The old boom had been lowered and the new one was being raised and was close to the top of the 80 metres high tower when the cable failed, severing the contract worker's head and arm and leaving him suspended near the top of the Verizon tower
. 4th July 2014
USA
Woman chasing her loose dog is run over by DSNY bin wagon

A 58-year old woman died after being struck by a reversing refuse wagon in the Chelsea district of New York on Wednesday. Her dog had managed to get off lead to chase another dog and in her pursuit of her dog she got behind the vehicle and was unsighted by the driver. The dog survived the accident.
3rd July 2014
USA
Boy injured in fall at former steel works

A 13-year old boy was admitted to a children's hospital in Pittsburgh after falling 13 metres from steel beams in a former steel works in Glassport. Although the premises are fenced access is still possible and it is believed that ladders afford access to the higher areas of the property. Despite the extent of the fall the boy was conscious as rescuers arrived, his condition in hospital was not known.
2nd July 2014
USA
Fatal accident at New York aluminium
plant

A fatal accident investigation is ongoing following the death the death of a Novelis contractor in the recycling area of an aluminium plant in Oswego County, New York.
2nd July 2014
USA
Texas worker killed in agricultural chemical explosion

A 55-year old Central Texas worker was killed in an explosion at Huffman Farms in the state's Coryell County. Two other men were injured, 1 was listed in serious but stable condition, the other was being treated in the burns unit of a Dallas hospital. The 3 men were standing adjacent to a tank containing agricultural chemicals when the explosion occurred, it was not immediately clear what had caused the explosion.
1st July 2014
India
Workers killed in chemical release accident at incinerator

Two workers aged 23 and 26 have been killed in an accident at the Geo Hybrid Solution incinerator on the Gujarat Eco Textile Park in Palsana as drums of liquid waste were being opened. The men were breaking open the top cover of containers to empty the waste into an incinerator vessel when the accident occurred. Prior to the explosion it is thought that the men were overcome by the release of a mixture of fumes including sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and phosphorus
. 1st July 2014
 
South Africa
Fall of ground kills Gauteng gold miner

A gold miner has died in a fall of ground accident during drilling work at the Doornkop mine in Gauteng
. 31st July 2014
Spain
Worker killed as heavy load becomes unstable

A worker at an agricultural co-operative in Almeria has died in a fall of 12 metres when a vehicle he was operating with a heavy load became unstable on a gradient and fell into an irrigation pond. This was the 14th workplace death in the province this year, the total for 2013 was 12
.  30th July 2014
Italy
2 drivers dead in confined space leachate accident

Two HGV driver were killed in a confined space accident at the Kjklos composting facility in Aprilia. One of the drivers appears to have collapsed, overcome by fumes during the unloading of leachate; the other man may have been attempting a rescue of his colleague before himself being overcome, he subsequently fell into a storage tank
. 29th July 2014
Austria
Sailor missing as boat capsizes in freighter wash on danube

One of the occupants of a small speedboat was missing, feared drowned, as their boat became unstable in the wash of 2 freighters between which it was sailing on the Danube at Schonbuhel-Aggsbach. The other 4 occupants of the boat were rescued, 220 firemen and a helicopter searched for the missing person
. 28th July 2014
India
18 killed in bus/train level crossing accident

Eighteen people were killed and a further 18 were injured in the collision of a train and bus on an unmanned level crossing in Masayipet in the Medak area of Telangana
. 25th July 2014
France
Worker injured cutting metal tubing

An employee at the Rene Toy company in Montoire-sur-le-Loire was airlifted to hospital in Tours on Wednesday with a serious chest injury after becoming pinned between a control panel and work bench at machinery cutting metal tubing
. 24th July 2014
Germany
Worker injured in ladder slip on aluminium roof

A worker fell several metres at a premises in Eimeldingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, when a ladder he had positioned on an aluminium roof surface to reach an upper window slipped as he ascended, fire crews deployed a
turntable ladder to effect his rescue. 24th July 2014
Libya
Bank worker killed in helicopter crash

A National Commercial Bank employee died in the crash of an MI8 helicopter shortly into a flight from the Benina Airbase to Labraq Airport, 4 other people on board, 4 crew and another bank worker, survived the crash near Benghazi.
23rd July 2014
Japan
Falling timber beam kills Tokyo joiner

A 30Kg timber beam fell from the top of a 3-storey building under construction in the Itabashi district of Tokyo, killing a 61-year old joiner, the beam was being moved by a colleague when it struck other timber in a stack and fell
. 23rd July 2014
USA
Crush fatality handling concrete culvert

A worker was killed in a crush accident at Josten Concrete Products in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, when a one and a half tonne concrete culvert became unstable during handling
. 22nd July 2014
South Africa
Worker rescued from water-filled trench

A 29-year old man was admitted to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital with a leg injury and a badly fractured pelvis after becoming trapped in a water-filled trench during work to erect a retaining wall at a site in Orient Hill, Isipongo. Rescuers had to contend with considerable water ingress with the man trapped waist-deep at times
. 21st July 2014
Japan
Bakery workers ailed by leak of fluorocarbons

A leak of fluorocarbon refrigerants from air conditioners and chills in a bakery plant in Midorigahama saw 32 workers admitted to hospital at the weekend
. 21st July 2014
Ukraine
295 killed in air crash

The crash of a Boeing 777 Malaysian Airlines aircraft which came down in a field near Grabovo has left 295 people dead
. 18th July 2014
Italy
Fall from scaffold accident on Genoa site

A 20-year old Ligurian construction worker sustained critical injuries yesterday in a fall from a scaffold during renovation work on a house on via Pacinotti in the Sampierdarena area of Genoa. As investigation of the accident progressed it was speculated that falling material may have struck his head and precipitated the fall. He was listed in stable condition in the city's San Martino Hospital last night.
17th July 2014
Cambodia
5 killed in military helicopter crash

Five military personnel were killed when a Z-9 helicopter of Chinese manufacture crashed on Monday in the village of Prey Sar, 5 miles south of the capitol, Phnom Penh. The flight was believed to have been a training exercise for new pilots
.15th July 2014
South Africa
Roads worker hit by car

A KwaZulu-Natal roads worker died in an accident after being struck by a car at a site on Kerry's Brook Road in Ixopo.
15th July 2014
USA
Another wood chipper accident in Florida

A Florida construction worker was hospitalised on Thursday after his arm became caught in wood chipping machinery at a site in Boca Raton, his condition was not known. As recently as the last week of June(see June 25th) an arborist died when his whole body was drawn into a wood chipper in Davie, Florida.
11th July 2014
Turkey
Fatal accident at Istanbul airport site

An autopsy is due on Thursday at ATK(Adli Tip Kurumu), the Council of Forensic Medicine, following the death of a worker whose earth-laden bulldozer ran into a pond at the site of the new Istanbul airport. 946 workplace deaths were recorded in the first half of 2014, 19 involved workers under the age of 18
. 10th July 2014
France
Worker injured in crush against skip by reversing lorry in Arras

A worker was admitted to Arras Hospital on Tuesday afternoon with serious upper chest injuries after becoming pinned against a skip by a reversing lorry at a site at the junction of Rue Republique and Rue Saint-Quentin behind the town's railway station
. 9th July 2014
Taiwan
2 TRA rail workers killed by train

Two maintenance workers of Taiwan Railways Administration were killed by a train on a section of track in Greater Taichung where they were working on points outside Longjing station. It has been speculated that the work began with the workers believing that the train had already gone through when it had been delayed in the station. It was unclear why no look-out had been posted. This was the worst rail accident in Taiwan since 5 workers were killed in Hualien in 2006
. 8th July 2014
Switzerland
Farm worker injured in fall through barn roof

A 17-year old agricultural worker was hospitalised with serious injuries after falling 3 metres through the roof of a barn at a farm in Frasses during roof maintenance work.
4th July 2014
Belgium
Worker badly burned after drilling into cable

A 46-year old utility worker was badly burned in an accident in Bredene when a high voltage cable was accidentally struck during work to lay sewer pipes in Vanderschaeghestraat. After initial treatment in hospital in Ostend he was transferred to Gent, doctors were optimistic of his survival.
3rd July 2014
Honduras
Worker succumbs to 4th degree burns

A 36-year old worker has died after sustaining 4th degree electrical burns when equipment he was working with up a tree contacted overhead high power lines in the grounds of a distillery in Amarateca
. 2nd July 2014
Canada
Toronto woman sustains severe hand injury

The Ministry of Labour is investigating an industrial accident on Monday in which a 45-year old female worker sustained a traumatic hand injury and was transferred to Toronto Western Hospital after her hand became caught in machinery at premises on Tapscott Road, Scarborough.
1st July 2014
Pakistan
Welding accident repairing oil tanker

Three welders sustained severe burns injuries and have been admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar following an explosion during hot metal work to repair a leak in an oil tanker at the Taru Jabba Oil Depot.
1st July 2014
 
Germany
Workers rescued from unstable sand on Hamburg site

Two workers were rescued from a sand-filled excavation at a construction site on Ohlsdorf Street in Hamburg on Wednesday. Colleagues hand dug them free, a 40-year old worker had to be resuscitated and was brought out of the excavation in a Stokes Basket rescue. A 50-year old worker had lesser injuries but also required hospitalisation.
31st July 2014
Austria
Farm worker killed by bull

A 43-year old Styrian farm worker has died after being attacked by a 3-year old bull yesterday in a field at a farm in Mooshuben, the worker was rounding up some cows which had broken out into the field when the bull attacked him.
30th July 2014
Canada
Alberta worker killed in gravel crusher

A 51-year old worker of Contract Crushing Ltd has died in a crush accident on Monday after being drawn into the conveyor system of a gravel crusher during maintenance work at a site 120 miles north of Edmonton
. 29th July 2014
Australia
Brisbane worker killed in trench collapse

A construction worker in his 60's died in a trench collapse on a site on Croft lane in central Brisbane yesterday. He appeared to have been standing close to the edge of the excavation when subsidence occurred and he fell in, causing the trench wall to collapse on him
. 28th July 2014
USA
Trench collapse kills worker on military base

A construction worker was killed in an unstable excavation yesterday in the Pope Field area of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, during work to connect piping
. 25th July 2014
Australia
Victoria foundry worker crushed as bucket load crashes through windscreen

A Victoria worker was crushed to death when a 200Kg load being carried in the bucket of his bobcat vehicle became unstable and crashed through the windscreen at a foundry in Wodonga
.  24th July 2014
Canada
Foot caught in machine

On Wednesday a 21-year old worker was hospitalised with a foot injury after it became caught in machinery at Crest Mold Technologies in South Windsor
. 24th July 2014
Canada
Teen garage worker killed in crush accident

An 18-year old worker died in a crush accident on Tuesday when a van undergoing maintenance fell from a lift at the Paul Boucher Mechanic premises in Rock Forest, initial investigation of the accident by local police indicated that the lift involved was not hydraulic
. 23rd July 2014
Luxembourg
Digger shovel fatally clouts worker in rear of lorry

A 39-year old Portuguese worker died in an accident at a construction site in Diekirch when he was knocked to the ground from the rear of a lorry by the shovel of a digger during the unloading of sand and gravel
. 23rd July 2014
Austria
Postman dies in unbraked van accident

A postman died in a crush accident on Monday morning when his unbraked van moved forward and pinned him against a lighting standard after he had alighted from the vehicle during his round in Linz
. 22nd July 2014
Australia
NSW light aircraft crash

The pilot of a light aircraft was killed in a crash on Sunday at Burrumbuttock, 20 miles northwest of Albury in New South Wales
. 21st July 2014
France
Worker's leg broken by reversing bin wagon

A 46-year old employee of Opale Environnement was hospitalised in Calais with a broken leg at the weekend after being pinned against a wall by a reversing lorry in rue des Ecoles in Offekerque.
21st July 2014
France
TGV rail collision in southwest France

Seventeen people were injured, with 3 listed in critical condition, following a collision between a TGV Paris-Tarbes express and a regional train near Denguin in Aquitaine. It appears to have been a relatively low speed collision with the TGV hitting the rear of the local train after the express had stopped and was resuming its journey
. 18th July 2014
UAE
Fast-food delivery motorcyclist injured

A Pizza Hut delivery boy is recovering in hospital in Dubai after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with another vehicle close to the Safa Park roundabout in Jumeirah, it was speculated that he had fractures of both legs.
18th July 2014
Scotland
RAF serviceman killed in one-vehicle accident

An off-duty RAF serviceman has died in a motorcycle accident on a road within the precincts of RAF Lossiemouth
. 17th July 2014
Canada
Ottawa worker critically injured under lift

A 42-year old worker sustained life-threatening injuries after his leg became pinned under the wheels of
a heavy lift at premises in the Carlington Heights area of Ottawa, colleagues managed to reduce the severe loss of blood prior to hospitalisation
. 15th July 2014
Canada
Fatal accident at Alberta palladium mine

A worker was killed at the Lac des Iles palladium mine of North American Palladium 50 miles northwest of Thunder Bay when he was crushed under a large rock during rock moving with machinery half a mile underground
. 14th July 2014
Canada
Worker injured in crush between lift and steel beam

A worker was hospitalised after becoming pinned between a scissors lift and a steel beam on a construction site on Huntmar Drive in the Kanata suburb of Ottawa, he is not believed to be in life-threatening condition.
11th July 2014
England
Painter killed in fall from Cumbrian power pylon

The HSE is investigating a fall from height accident in which a worker died in a fall from an electricity pylon in a field 5 miles west of Carlisle during painting work.
10th July 2014
Germany
Worker crushed by falling concrete section

A 6-tonne concrete section fell and fatally crushed a worker on Tuesday afternoon during the unloading of a number of sections at a rock garden winery in Besigheim in Baden-Wurttemberg
. 9th July 2014
South Africa
Miner killed in rock fall

A coal miner was killed in a rock fall accident at the Arnot mine of Exxaro in Mpumalnga
. 8th July 2014
New Zealand
Teenage rugby player dies in concussion accident

A 17-year old rugby union player of Otamatea Hawks died in Auckland Hospital yesterday after being injured during a match on Saturday when a knock on the head from an opponent's knee during a tackle led to a suspected brain bleed. During a match in March he had sustained  concussion which saw him receive a "blue card", which meant a mandatory 3 weeks out of action until cleared by medical check-up, a policy introduced by Northland Rugby Union earlier in the season.
  7th July 2014
Canada
Woman severs thumb tip in machinery

A female worker was hospitalised yesterday after severing the tip of a thumb while operating equipment in a factory in west Guelph, Ontario.
3rd July 2014
Canada
Flagman directing traffic killed by lorry

A 55-year old man working as a flagman directing traffic at a construction site during maintenance work on the Burwell Bridge spanning Highway 3 near St Thomas was killed on Wednesday when he was struck by a lorry
. 3rd July 2014
Switzerland
Electrical apprentice injured in fall through ceiling

A 17-year old apprentice electrician was hospitalised after falling 4 metres through a plasterboard ceiling on Tuesday while installing lighting in a large building on Fabrikstrasse in Niederurnen
. 2nd July 2014
New Zealand
Electrical fire at cheese factory

An investigation was launched into an electrical fire at the Fonterra cheese factory in Eltham, Taranaki, on Tuesday, staff managed to control the blaze with fire extinguishers, no injuries were reported
. 2nd July 2014
Italy
Scottish scout dies on adventure holiday

A 14-year old youth of the Eastwood District Scouts has died during gorge scrambling activity while on an Acorn Adventure holiday at Lillaz Falls in the Gran Paradiso National Park. The activity involved a jump into water under the supervision of instructors and with instructors positioned in the water.
1st July 2014
 
England
Lincs worker killed in forklift accident

Lincolnshire Police and the HSE are investigating a fatal accident at Vacu-Lug in Grantham where a worker has died in an accident involving a forklift truck
. 31st July 2014
Slovakia
Mourners struck by lightning at burial

Four people were struck by lightning during a burial in a cemetery in Krnca in western Slovakia, they had been standing close to a tree at the time, their condition in hospital was not known
. 30th July 2014
England
Fatal accident at Silverstone veteran car event

The 69-year old driver of a 1960 Lotus car participating in an event for pre-1966 Grand Prix cars at Silverstone was killed when his car contacted another and subsequently rolled over
. 29th July 2014
England
Severe hand injury on Cumbrian farm

A 24-year old Cumbrian agricultural worker was admitted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with a severe hand injury following an accident involving machinery at a farm in the Eden Valley between Penrith and Appleby
. 24th July 2014
England
Fall from height accident during roofing work

A man was admitted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough yesterday with life-threatening injuries in a 4-metre fall from the roof of a house at Thirsk, he was understood to be in stable condition.
23rd July 2014
Switzerland
Lorry crane boom kills site worker

The swinging boom of a lorry-mounted crane struck and killed a construction worker on Monday morning at a site on the main road in Tauffelen in the Bernese canton
. 22nd July 2014
England
Girl critically injured in fall in municipal park

A 14-year old Tyne and Wear girl was admitted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with critical head and pelvic injuries after falling 8 metres down cliffs at Mowbray Park in the centre of Sunderland.
21st July 2014
Canada
Ottawa worker crushed under trailer

A crush accident claimed the life of a 63-year old worker yesterday at a location near Vimy Place in Ottawa where he became pinned under a vehicle trailer. Colleagues used a forklift truck to lift the trailer off the injured man but he succumbed to severe head and chest injuries
. 18th July 2014
England
Transport accident adjacent to London site

A man in his 20's, believed to have been a construction worker, was killed when he was struck by a lorry while crossing Camomile Street in the Houndsditch area of London. It is speculated that he may have been distracted by dealing with a mobile phone call as he crossed the road near a construction site
. 17th July 2014
Scotland
Worker's leg pinned under machinery

A 45-year old worker, believed to be on his first day of work as a trainee, was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with a serious leg injury yesterday after his leg was trapped under machinery at Hunting Oilfield Services on Badentoy Industrial Estate to the south of Aberdeen.
15th July 2014
Canada
Worker crushed under HGV

A crush accident occurred at the Hino Central Calgary HGV dealership in the Foothills Industrial Park in the southeast of the city where a worker became pinned under a 5-tonne vehicle and succumbed to his injuries.
14th July 2014
England
Holiday park manageress killed in ride-on mower rollover

Devon and Cornwall Police and the HSE are investigating a fatal accident at Manleigh Park holiday park in Combe Martin where the manageress died in a ride-on industrial lawnmower rollover accident while cutting grass on a gradient
. 11th July 2014
England
Fatal accident at West Norfolk grain silo

A man died yesterday in a fall at Larchwood Foods Ltd's grain silo on Swaffham Road, Fincham, Norfolk, details of the accident were not immediately available.
10th July 2014
Cyprus
British plumber killed in water tank accident

A British national engaged in plumbing work died in a crush accident as he was working on a water tank on the roof of a block of flats in the Yermasoyia area of Limassol, initial investigation of the accident suggested that a beam failed and the tank fell on him during maintenance work
. 9th July 2014
England
Falling fireplace kills Anglia girl

A 2-year old girl was killed when she was struck by a fire surround which fell on her at a house in the Lakenham district of Norwich
. 9th July 2014
Switzerland
Graubunden forestry workers killed and injured in 2 accidents

A 16-year old apprentice forestry worker died in a tree felling accident on Monday during work on a steep gradient in the Val d'Assa; in a separate accident a forestry worker was admitted to hospital in Chur yesterday with severe injuries after being struck by a rolling log at a location in Tschlin
. Switzerland has recorded 40 forestry worker fatalities in the last decade.  8th July 2014
England
Fall from height death in Newcastle

A fatal accident investigation was launched yesterday in Newcastle after a Metro worker died in a fall from a ladder during maintenance work at the Nexus Rail headquarters in the Gosforth area to the north of the city centre.
7th July 2014
Canada
Girl,6, badly injured in go-kart accident

A 6-year old girl sustained life-threatening head injuries when she lost control of a racing go-kart she was driving in an industrial parking area in Pickering, east of Toronto, and struck 2 parked cars. She was under adult supervision but was allegedly not wearing a safety helmet.
3rd July 2014
England
Boy rescued from Morecambe Bay quicksand

Lancs Fire and Rescue Service was called to rescue a 13-year old boy who had become trapped in quicksand during a fishing trip in Morecambe Bay. Sand lances were deployed to achieve the rescue, the boy had wandered from the area where he and his father were fishing off Silverdale in an area notorious for quicksand and tidal races.
2nd July 2014
England
Yorks contractor killed in chimney collapse

A 33-year old contractor was killed when a chimney stack he was working on collapsed on him at a property on Beech Road in the Campsall area of Doncaster. South Yorkshire Police has indicated that the death is not thought to be suspicious
. 1st July 2014