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Cameroon
Leaking overturned tanker ignites killing 10 locals
A petrol tanker travelling from Nigeria to Chad overturned in Limani, the accident led to at least 10 deaths and critical burns injuries to many others who had been attempting to collect leaking fuel from the tanker when an explosion occurred.
31st August 2008.
Canada
Ontario cement works fatal accident
A 35-year old worker has been killed and 2 others injured in an accident at the Lafarge cement works in Bath, Ontario, details of the accident remain unclear.
29th August 2008.
Belgium
Level crossing collision in Antwerp port area
The collision of a vehicle and a goods train at the Antwerpsesteenweg crossing to quai 730 in the Port area at Stabroek, north Antwerp, has left 2 people hospitalised in Merksem and Braaschaat with critical injuries following the accident at 1am on Thursday.
29th August 2008.
USA
Falling metal pierces Florida site worker's helmet
A Florida construction worker was admitted to Tampa General Hospital on Wednesday with a head injury when a metal fragment pierced his helmet and his head, having fallen from the 36th floor and hitting him on the 10th floor of a high rise building in Tampa.
28th August 2008.
USA
Crush fatality at Ohio canning plant
A 49-year old worker sustained fatal crush injuries while making adjustments to plastic wrap machinery, becoming trapped under the malfunctioning machine at the Hirzel Canning Company in Ottawa, Ohio.
28th August 2008.
China
4 dead, 17 missing in chemical plant explosion
An explosion at the Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Company factory in Yizhou City killed 4 workers and left 17 missing, with scores of others injured. Around 12K residents were evacuated from the immediate area of the plant which produces polyvinyl acetate, calcium carbide and vinyl acetate monomer.
27th August 2008.
Canada
Mechanic killed in Manitoba farm accident
Manitoba Workplace Health &Safety is investigating a fatality at a farm just south of Shilo, 110 miles west of Winnipeg, where a mechanic was killed while servicing a lorry, a farm worker had activated the vehicle without realising that a worker was underneath it.
27th August 2008.
Australia
Mechanic killed servicing broken down bus in Melbourne
A mechanic servicing a broken down bus in Altona North, southwest Melbourne, has been killed after the bus ran over him, 2 mechanics were attending the breakdown at the junction of Millers Road and Mason Street
. 27th August 2008.
Algeria
Falling cable electrocutes 3 sisters on domestic premises
A falling 30K-volt electric cable caused the electrocution of 3 sisters aged 15, 20 and 29 when it came down in the yard of their home in the Ain El Beida district of Ouargla, 370 miles south of Algiers, the region was baldy hit by sandstorms on Sunday.
26th August 2008.
Kyrgyzstan
Teheran-bound plane crash kills 68 passengers
A Boeing 737-200 of Itek-Air has crashed in a field not far from Bischkek, causing the deaths of 68 people, all 7 crew of the flight are believed to have survived the accident after the aircraft experienced a drastic loss of cabin pressure shortly after take-off from Manas for Teheran.
The passengers included Iranian, Turkish, Chinese and Canadian nationals, as well as the Kyrgyzstan youth basketball team. On safety grounds the company is not afforded landing facilities at European airports.
25th August 2008.
France
Showjumper killed after being unseated by horse
A 37-year old rider participating in an amateur show jumping event at Hennebont, Morbihan, was killed on Sunday after being unseated by his horse which refused a 1-metre high jump, the horse skidded forward and fell on top of him, landing heavily on his thorax. Although the rider was resuscitated successfully at the showground, he succumbed later in hospital to his injuries.
  25th August 2008.
Iceland
Double confined space fatality at power plant site
A confined space accident has killed 2 East European workers at the Hellisheidarvirkjun Geothermal Power Plant, Kolvidarholl Olfusi, south Iceland, the pair were employed by Altak and had entered a steam pipe unit with an oxygen-deficient atmosphere, the accident is under investigation by the Icelandic Occupational Safety & Health Authority.
22nd August 2008.
Iran
Fars lorry accident kills 30 Afghan migrants
A lorry transporting as many as 125 illegal Afghan migrants overturned in the Fars province in the early hours of Thursday, killing 30 people and causing 83 others to be hospitalised in Shiraz.
22nd August 2008.
Canada
Worker buried under Ontario mine rock fall
A Ministry of Labour investigation has been launched in Ontario into an accident which saw a worker buried after a rock fall occurred 300 metres underground at the Canada Talc mine north of Belleville where work was ongoing to recover the worker.
21st August 2008.
Australia
Vet pricked while putting down Hendra virus horse
An incident in which a vet was accidentally pricked by a needle during the putting down of horses infected by Hendra virus(equine morbillivirus) has led to a temporary quarantine at Redlands Veterinary Clinic, southeast Queensland, and precautionary hospital observation of the vet and another clinic staff member. In 1994, 2 human fatalities occurred in separate outbreaks in Queensland.
21st August 2008.
Argentina
Youth dies after train roof bet
A 16-year old youth has succumbed to burns sustained from a 25K-volt power line after climbing on the roof of a train in Temperley station, Buenos Aires. He received 4th degree burns to 90% of his body, it has been alleged that he had climbed on to the roof for a 50-pesos(£8.86) bet.
20th August 2008.
Japan
Light aircraft crashes on Osaka street
Both occupants of a Cessna light aircraft survived its crash on Tuesday on to a side street in the Yao suburb of Osaka. The flight had taken off from Yao airport but immediately encountered engine problems, coming down quite close to a main urban traffic artery.
20th August 2008.
UAE
Fire in overcrowded migrant accommodation kills 3 workers
Fire in a 5-room villa in Karama, in the Ajman emirate, has killed 3 workers and left 4 others with serious injuries. It is speculated that a malfunctioning air conditioning unit may have caused the blaze in the premises housing 40 migrant workers, whose tenancy would have been breaching local residency regulations. 
19th August 2008.
Singapore
Shipyard death toll showing no sign of abating
A subcontract worker was killed in a fall into the 21-metre deep hold of the Japanese-registered tanker Eneos Breeze which has been undergoing repair at the Keppel Shipyard in Tuas, this was the 9th fatality which the Ministry of Manpower has had to investigate this summer at the yard.
19th August 2008.
Russia
Rock fall kills 3 Kemerovo miners
A rock fall has killed 3 Siberian miners at the No.12 coalmine in Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo, 7 colleagues managed to make their own way out to safety.
18th August 2008.
USA
Transport fatality at Florida highway site
A 48-year old employee of KCF Site Construction has died after being run over by a road roller at the site of the lane addition to Grissom Parkway in Titusville, Florida.
18th August 2008.
India
11 drowned in Mangalore school bus crash
At least 11 people, including 6 children, drowned yesterday when a school bus carrying 35 people skidded off a bridge into the Palguni River near Gurupura, Mangalore, 6 children are known to have been rescued.
15th August 2008.
New Zealand
Company fined over fisherman's severed fingers
At Nelson District Court on Thursday Sealord Group Ltd pleaded guilty to 2 charges brought by Maritime New Zealand of failing to ensure a safe workplace and failing to provide adequate training in respect of an accident in which a fisherman lost 2 fingers.
The victim was working on the trawler Rehua 10 miles west of Farewell Spit and was cleaning a hatch seal from within a fish hold when another crew member inadvertently closed the hydraulically-operated hatch, trapping 4 of the fishermen's fingers, 2 of which were surgically reattached.
The company was fined $38K(£13,920).
15th August 2008.
USA
Fatal fall investigation at rural Oklahoma oil site
A 26-year old Oklahoma oil worker was killed in a 10-metre fall from a derrick at a site near Prue, 18 miles west of Tulsa, where he later died in hospital, an accident now under investigation.
14th August 2008.
Australia
Fatality during concrete pour in NSW
The collapse of a structure during a concrete pour at a site on Bournemouth Street, Bundeena, south of Sydney, has killed 1 worker and left 2 others injured, the more seriously injured worker has a broken leg and head injuries.
13th August 2008.
Vietnam
Hospitals urged to report workplace accidents
Municipal inspectorates are seeking to increase the rate of reporting of workplace accidents amid concern that some recalcitrant employers fail to report accidents, especially among seasonal construction workers. At present around 80% of workplace accidents are notified by police, hospitals, with the exception of such as the Cho Ray General Hospital, have no separate categorisation of workplace accidents.
13th August 2008.
Turkey
4 killed in Istanbul shipyard whiplash accident
A rope whiplash accident killed 4 workers and injured 12 others on Monday at the Gizan Shipyard in the Tuzla Shipyards Zone, Istanbul, all 16 were thrown into the sea when a rope securing a boat snapped.
Last week at the Pendik shipyard 2 workers died in separate accidents, one from burns after trying to stamp out a fire, the other from acute haemorrhaging after his ankle was badly cut.
12th August 2008.
USA
Pennsylvanian worker killed in roof winch accident
A Pennsylvanian worker operating a winch to hoist material to the roof of a 6-storey building under construction at Pittsburgh Technology Centre, south Oakland, was killed yesterday when his clothing became caught in the machine and drew him into it.
12th August 2008.
Burkina Faso
34 Mossi miners killed at illegal gold mine
A mudslide following dynamiting at an illegal gold mine near Konkera, 310 miles southwest of Ouagadougou, killed 34 gold miners from the Mossi ethnic group of the Volta River Basin area. The government had ordered a ban on all activities at illegal gold mines during the wet summer season to preclude such accidents but fails to impose its will, given that there are as many as 200K miners working at 200 such sites.
11th August 2008.
Czech Republic
Polish express derailed by fallen bridge sections
At least 7 people were killed on Friday when the Polish EuroCity express train, Comenius, travelling from Krakow to Prague, was derailed by rubble from a bridge under reconstruction near Studenka, 220 miles east of Prague. The 6-carriage train managed to brake to 75 mph, it is speculated that the vibration caused further sections of the bridge to fall on the train.
This was the worst rail accident in the last 13 years in the Czech Republic. 9th August 2008.
Israel
Cessna crashes at Haifa airport, 3 dead
A Cessna light aircraft crashed during a failed landing attempt at Israel's small Haifa airport on Thursday, 3 people were confirmed dead, a further 3 were injured. The flight had departed from Larnaca, Cyprus, with 2 Israeli pilots and 2 passengers, and struck an Israeli Air Force building in the environs of the airport after apparently aborting its landing, some of the injured would appear to have been on the ground.
8th August 2008.
Belgium
Worker critically injured when lorry crane overturns
A construction worker is in life-threatening condition following an accident on Thursday in Morkhoven, Antwerp, when his crane-mounted lorry became unstable on the edge of an excavation in Molenstraat and overturned, pinning him in his cabin. A colleague with similar plant attempted to rescue him but this had to be completed by fire crews.
 8th August 2008.
USA
New York window cleaners killed as MEWP fails
An unstable mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) caused 2 window cleaners of Total Building Services of New Jersey to fall to their deaths while working at a height of 14 metres on the World Financial Centre building under contract to Shepherd Industries of New Jersey, initial speculation by New York police suggests pavement unevenness may have contributed to the instability.
7th August 2008.
Canada
Car parts manufacturer fined for conveyor accident
An accident in which a worker's leg was broken after becoming pinned between 2 steel rails on a conveyor system has led to a fine of $50K(£24,631) for Kitchener Frame Ltd of Vaughn, Ontario, who pleaded guilty to failing to follow safety procedures in the workplace.
On 7th January 2007, a blockage occurred on the 146-metre long conveyor system at the car parts manufacturing plant during the replacement of conveyor chains. A worker who mounted the system to free it then became pinned when it suddenly activated. Ministry of Labour investigation established that although it was stopped for repair it had not been safely deactivated.
7th August 2008.
Japan
5 feared dead in Tokyo sewage surge accident
A surge of sewage at a site in Toshima, southeast Tokyo, has killed 1 worker and left 4 others missing, a 6th worker, all employees of Hokuritsu Construction & Industry Company, managed to survive the incident. They were engaged by the local authority to repair a pipeline close to Mejiro station on the Yamanote loop line, the dead worker was recovered 2 miles away in the Kanda River, the search continued late on Tuesday for the others.
 6th August 2008.
Australia
Record fine for brewery crush accident
It is believed that the $1.125m(£533,175) fine imposed against brewers Foster's in respect of a fatal accident at its Abbotsford brewery in Victoria is the highest ever imposed for individual charges. The company had pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and failing to provide adequate safety information to employees, for which it was fined $562,500(£266,588) on each count, following a fatal accident in April 2006 when a worker's head was crushed between a machine's steel door and a handrail. The presiding judge was critical of a workplace culture where machine operators failed to deactivate conveyor equipment when clearing blockages as they were accountable for lost time and could avail themselves of a 1-hour  earlier weekly finish if machines were already cleaned. The work area lacked hazardous warning signs and emergency stops on equipment were not clearly defined.
6th August 2008.
USA
Michigan worker killed in lift shaft fall
An employee of Schindler Elevator Corporation was killed on Monday in a 5-storey fall into an empty shaft at the site of the Stephen Ross Business School extension of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
5th August 2008.
Japan
Electrical fire destroys Kagoshima poultry farm
An electrical malfunction is speculated as the cause of a fire at a poultry farm in Minami-Kyushu, Kagoshima, which saw 30K chickens killed in a blaze which consumed 2 poultry coops.
5th August 2008.
India
Crush at temple stairway kills 146 pilgrims
Crushing and the collapse of railings on a stairway leading to the Naina-Devi shrine in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, has killed 146 pilgrims ascending the 1km stair to the hilltop shrine 200 miles north of New Delhi, several hundred others were also injured in the accident.
4th August 2008.
Israel
Lorry with workers in fatal accident at Ben Shemen tunnel
An allegedly illegal traffic manoeuvre by a lorry transporting workers from Nazareth to Ariel on Sunday led to a collision at the Ben Shemen tunnel on Highway 6, 3 of the workers have died in the accident, 9 others are injured..
4th August 2008.
Turkey
Gas explosion kills 17 girls at religious instruction centre
Rescuers were striving late into Friday night seeking further victims trapped under rubble at the site of the collapsed religious instruction centre in the village of Balcilar, Konya, where a gas explosion occurred early in the morning, causing the deaths of 17 girls attending a summer school there. Earlier on Friday evening 2 girls were rescued alive from the rubble of the 3-storey structure where around 50 girls were in a dormitory of the 3-storey building . The Education Ministry has alleged that the annexe was unlicensed having been built without official authorisation.
2nd August 2008.
Russia
Girl killed by falling goals at Penza summer camp
Falling goalposts in a gym in Penza killed an 8-year old girl on Thursday, she was attending a summer camp at an Interior Ministry Education Centre.
1st August 2008.
India
Bus kills cleaner at Chennai Airport
An airport cleaner of Universal Aviation was killed yesterday on the taxiway at Chennai Airport by an allegedly speeding bus of Paramount Airways which had just deposited passengers, police have arrested the driver, concern is expressed that this has been the 4th such fatal accident involving transport at the airport in the last year.
1st August 2008.

 

 
Turkey
Painters killed in gunpowder store explosion
Investigators have been studying the explosion of a gunpowder factory in Kirikkale province central Turkey, where a stockpile of 2.5 tonnes of explosives blew up, although the factory was empty at the time 3 fatalities occurred, 2 were painters engaged in repainting at the premises, several dozen other people were injured.
31st August 2008.
Norway
Cause of fjord boat accident probed Investigation is ongoing into the overturning of a boat in the Trondheim fjord which left 1 occupant drowned and 2 others missing, 2 survivors were rescued after managing to stay with the overturned craft for almost 24 hours until rescue near Frosta, the drowned victim has been recovered from the water near the Munkholmen islet north of Trondheim.
Sea conditions were fine at the time of the accident, only light wind prevailing.  29th August 2008.
USA
Grinding machine severs Delaware worker's leg
A 22-year old Delaware worker has had a leg severed while undertaking maintenance work on a grinding machine at Anderson Recycling in Delmar. His trousers snagged on the equipment and drew his leg in, his survival was only made possible by his prompt action in improvising a tourniquet with his tie and belt to staunch the blood flow.
29th August 2008.
France
Worker and compacter slide into ditch
A worker compacting bitumen on Wednesday at a site in Bouee, east of Sainte-Nazaire, lost control of the machine which slid down into a ditch and landed on top of him, he was transferred to hospital by helicopter, his condition remains unknown.
28th August 2008.
Spain
Falling pipes kill Basque utility worker
Late on Tuesday afternoon a worker of Gruas Jaso was killed by falling gas piping at a site in Itasondo, Guipuzcoa (Gipuzkoa), the piping struck him on the head, work was ongoing into the evening to recover his body which was pinned by the piping fallen over his legs.
27th August 2008.
Philippines
4 survive tower crane collapse
A tower crane collapsed at a 4-storey building under construction in the Pueblo Verde Compound in Lapu-Lapu City but 4 construction workers of BSP Construction Inc survived the 9m collapse despite being atop the structure, all are being treated for a variety of fractures.
27th August 2008.
Germany
Dicyclopentadien leakage from Rhine chemical plant
Around 25 people were treated for respiratory and ocular problems after a vapour cloud escaped from a  chemical plant in Wulfarth, near Düsseldorf, where 300 litres of dicyclopentadien were being produced on Monday.
26th August 2008.
Guatemala
4 Americans survive Zacapa air crash
A Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft of Aereo Ruta Maya crashed on Sunday at Cabanas, in the Zacapa department, killing 10 of the 14 people on board, the 4 survivors are believed to be American citizens from Wisconsin who were transferred by helicopter to hospital. The flight had taken off from La Aurora airport for El Estor, crashing 60 miles east of Guatemala City.
25th August 2008.
Italy
Fire accident on Basilicata site
A 49-year old worker was killed in a fire on Thursday at premises in Genzano di Luciana, Potenza, during attempts to clear the site. It had been decided to burn off overgrowth on the site but the blaze got out of control, initially smoke inhalation disorientated the man who subsequently fell into the flames, another male is being treated for injuries sustained attempting a rescue.
22nd August 2008.
Canada
Saskatoon worker's leg pinned by unstable load
A 28-year old worker was hospitalised on Thursday with severe leg injuries when equipment weighing 160Kg became unstable and fell on his lower leg at a site on 60th Street East in Saskatoon.
22nd August 2008.
South Africa
Engineer crushed under HGV after jack fails
A fatal crush accident occurred at commercial vehicle premises in Deal Party, Port Elizabeth, when a jack supporting an HGV failed during maintenance work.
21st August 2008.
Serbia
Farmer's son injured in tractor accident
A 10-year old boy riding as a tractor passenger was badly injured in a traffic accident involving an overtaking bus between Modrica and Veliki Siljegovac in central Serbia. He is being treated in hospital in Krusevac, 9 people in all were injured.
21st August 2008.
Canada
Recoiling quick-cut saw cuts into worker's neck
An accident involving a recoiling disc saw has left a 21-year old Ottawa youth with critical injuries, the accident occurred on Apple Orchard Road in Greely where the saw cut into the side of his neck.
20th August 2008.
Spain
Crane collapse in Catalonian residential area
A crane collapsed on Tuesday morning in Llibertat de Manresa Street in Manresa, central Catalonia, it crashed down on to the roof of a property on the opposite side of the street, the crane operator and a resident were hospitalised with injuries believed to be fractures.
20th August 2008.
Australia
Falling object kills quarry maintenance worker
The Department of Mines and Energy is investigating a fatal accident at Castle Creek Quarry, 125 miles southwest of Gladstone, Queensland, where a maintenance worker was killed on Monday after being struck on the head by a falling object while working on plant there.
19th August 2008.
USA
Volunteer official killed at Ohio demolition derby
A volunteer who was officiating at the "Smash, Crash and Cash" Demolition Derby in the Moler Raceway Park, Williamsburg, southwest Ohio, was killed when a chain-reaction crash occurred at the event on Saturday evening.
18th August 2008.
Russia
Belgorod care home fire kills 6 residents
Investigation was ongoing through the weekend in Shchebekino, Belgorod, where a fire in a 3-storey care home for the elderly led to 6 deaths, 95 people were safely evacuated.
18th August 2008.
Zimbabwe
Structural collapse at Harare bar
Reports were being received on Thursday evening of the collapse of a bar above the Sidewalk Cafe, a ground floor restaurant in the old quarter of Harare, eye witnesses spoke of 4 bodies being taken out by emergency services.
15th August 2008.
USA
Felling accident injures Kentucky arborist
A Kentucky arborist has been hospitalised after being struck by a large tree during felling work in a wood on farm land at Trapps Goff Corner in eastern Clark County.
A vehicle was pulling down a tree which in turn struck a dead tree which also fell, hitting the employee of Harold White Lumber Company on the legs and lower back. The locus and terrain of the accident, a couple of miles into woodland, made for difficult access for an ambulance.
15th August 2008.
Australia
Queensland quarry worker drowned
A pontoon overturned at a sandstone quarry in Donnybrook, 38 miles north of Brisbane, 1 of 4 workers on the pontoon became trapped underneath and drowned, his body recovered by divers. Queensland Workplace Health and Safety is investigating, it remains unclear whether a crane on site was involved in the accident.
14th August 2008.
Spain
Critical burns accident in Andalusia
Two Andalusian workers, aged 41 and 19, of 2007 Alto de la Era Construcciones have been hospitalised with critical burns of 90% and 75% following an accident at works in La Zarza-El Perrunal in the Calanas district of Huelva, where they were subcontracted to Rafel Morales Construcciones, an explosion occurred when a container was opened.
13th August 2008.
India
Triple fatality at steel plant as hopper falls
A hopper laden with 600 tonnes of sponge iron fell on workers on Monday at the Jindal Steel & Power works in Raigarh, 140 miles west of Raipur, 2 workers were killed instantly, another was listed missing in the accident.
12th August 2008.
Croatia
Investigation into Split runway collision
The Croatian Ministry of Transportation launched an investigation into an aircraft runway collision at Split where a Russian Tupolev-204 with 190 people on board struck and broke a rear stabiliser of an Italian Airbus carrying 99 people, no injuries were reported.
12th August 2008.
Canada
Transport fatality at Calgary premises
A 21-year old employee of Denel Trucking was killed in a workplace accident at the premises of Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd, it is thought that he was assisting with the reversing of an HGV there and somehow lost his balance and fell under the wheels.
11th August 2008.
Japan
Radiation exposure incident at Yokosuka plant
A spillage of uranium solution caused 2 workers at the Global Nuclear Fuel Japan plant in Yokosuka to be exposed to radiation on Friday. The accident occurred in a room in the No 2 processing facility for the production of fuel rods from uranium powder. A hydrogen peroxide solution was being drawn from a tank whose lower valve remained open, causing the solution to drain into a tank of uranium solution which subsequently splashed on to the workers. One was exposed to 1.87 millisieverts, the other to 0.32 millisieverts.
9th August 2008.
Croatia
Snorkelling youth killed by speedboat
A 16-year old boy on a family holiday has been killed after being struck by a motor boat while snorkelling off Vodice, his 13-year old brother was caught by the 6-metre long boat's propeller and has been hospitalised in Sibenik. Surgeons have managed to save his injured leg but several toes have been amputated. The accident occurred at an estimated 200 metres offshore, Croatian police have arrested the boat's Bosnian owner in connection with the incident.
8th August 2008.
The Netherlands
IC train hits tractor on Gelderland level crossing
A farmer was killed on Thursday when his tractor was struck by an Intercity express train on a controlled level crossing at Stroe, between Barnevald and Apeldoorn, police in in Gelderland are investigating the incident.
8th August 2008.
Australia
Worker killed in fall  from Gold Coast building
A 47-year old worker was killed in a fall on Wednesday from the Edgewater Gardens Apartments building in Surfers Paradise, he had been working on the 16th floor and the roof of the 17-storey building.
7th August 2008.
Germany
High wave accident on catamaran ferry
The AG Ems high-speed catamaran, Polarstern, was struck by a high wave as it crossed the North Sea from Helgoland to Borkum, which caused a bow deck rail to detach and come through a large panoramic window, inflicting glass splinter injuries to 23 of the 316 passengers, 1 of the 3 most seriously injured is listed in critical condition.
The Australian-built craft is 45 metres long and 12 metres wide, with a capacity to sail in seas with up to 2.5m wave height, which was close to prevailing conditions at the time of the accident.
6th August 2008.
Belgium
Firemen hit by flashover
A flashover caught 3 firemen tackling a blaze at a house on rue du Grand Trait in La Bouverie on Tuesday, the rapid burst of flame knocked them over and saw 2 require treatment for 2nd degree burns to the hands and another sustain heatstroke injury, the fire emanated from an unattended cooker.
6th August 2008.
Channel Islands
Girl recovering from Jersey fair accident
A 12-year old girl is recovering from  pelvic injuries after being thrown from the Mega Bounce ride at the Battle of Flowers fair on Jersey, initial speculation suggests that a retaining safety bar failed causing the girl and a friend to be pitched  from the ride.
5th August 2008.
Norway
Worker stuck overnight on conveyor belt
A 46-year old worker at the Hoff potato products plant in Klepp, southwest Norway, was stuck overnight in the premises after his hand became wedged in a conveyor belt which he was cleaning at the end of a shift. As he was working alone and unable to free himself he had to wait until the following morning to be released and later treated in Stavanger hospital for a hand injury.
5th August 2008.
Pakistan
11 mountaineers killed on Chogori
The worst Himalayan accident in 22 years has killed 11 mountaineers descending Chogori, the 8,611m-high peak known as K2 between Pakistan and China. The Alpine Club of Pakistan has indicated that falling ice struck the group's fixed lines which broke, another 3 mountaineers are missing.
4th August 2008.
Sweden
Farm worker killed under tonnes of grain
A chute from a stock fodder hopper failed on a farm near Jonkopping, causing several tonnes of fodder to bury a farm worker there.
4th August 2008.
Scotland
3 sleeping crewmen killed in fire at Fraserburgh harbour
Three fishermen, believed to be Filipinos, died in a fire early on Friday on the Banff-registered trawler, Vision 2, berthed at Balaclava Quay, Fraserburgh. The cause of the fire on the 4-year old boat, previously sailing as the Amethyst, remains unknown, the accident highlights the hazards which crews can face undertaking the increasingly common practice of sleeping on their boats at berth.
2nd August 2008.
USA
Forklift fatality at Chicago confectionery plant
A 51-year old Chicago warehouse worker has died after becoming crushed between a forklift truck and a heavy bag of ingredients at the Jelly Belly Candy Co factory in north Chicago.
1st August 2008.
Germany
Digger hits bomb at motorway site
An excavator struck an unexploded WW2 bomb on Thursday at a site on Autobahn 1 near Remscheid, the excavator driver, 2 workers and a passing motorist were all hospitalised following the explosion.
1st August 2008.
 
Germany
Pensioner lay dead for 10 days in RC accommodation in Hamburg
A 73-year old pensioner has been found lying dead for 10 days in his apartment at the St Vinzenz Roman Catholic sheltered accommodation in the Eisendorf district of Hamburg, the alert was raised by a female resident who alerted the warden of the premises to investigate a malodorous source. In addition to rent residents pay a modest monthly sum of
40-60 for a care element, but allegations have been made that cover is inadequate, particularly during staff holiday leave. 31st August 2008.
USA
Plugging accident at Oklahoma derrick
An oil well erupted and exploded during plugging by J & C Pullers and Pluggers at a site 3 miles northwest of Bristow, Oklahoma, causing 1 death and burns injuries to 3 others as the blaze consumed the derrick and adjacent vehicles.
29th August 2008.
England
Manual handling fine for Lincoln company
Industrial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat Ltd of Lincoln has been fined £19,400 plus costs of £4,845 after pleading guilty to a breach of S.2(3) of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 by failing to have  a clear health and safety policy statement and admitting a double contravention of The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 by failing to make sufficient assessment of manual handling and not indicating to workers the weights of items to be lifted.
The case stemmed from an incident which saw a worker sustain a groin injury and be off work for 9 weeks while lifting 96Kg pizza ovens with a colleague from a 1m-high bench on to pallets on the floor without using lifting gear
. 29th August 2008.
USA
Confined space accident in New York sewage vehicle
A confined space accident has left 2 workers in critical condition after exposure to hydrogen sulphide while cleaning the inside of a tanker lorry used to transport sewage, other members of the crew experienced lesser exposure in the incident at Precision Industrial Maintenance in Schenectady, New York.
28th August 2008.
Tunisia
Girl drowns in Djerba hotel pool filtration drain accident
A 14-year old girl has drowned in the swimming pool of the Hotel Melia Palm Azur, 20 miles from Djerba, where her leg became trapped in a filtration drain. She had jumped into the pool where her foot went into the filter pump system which lacked a safety grill. Although the system was deactivated as quickly as possible, she had already been drawn in too far.
27th August 2008.
USA
Transport fatality at Indianapolis airport
A transport fatality is under investigation at Indianapolis International Airport where a worker was run over by a gravel-laden lorry at the site of the Federal Express Extension on South Perimeter Road.
27th August 2008.
Serbia
Falling hoarding hits Belgrade beer festival visitors
An unstable advertising hoarding fell into a group of visitors to the Beer Festival in Belgrade at the weekend, 1 person sustained a fractured skull, 8 others were treated for lesser head injuries.
26th August 2008.
France
Pirates raid yacht off Corsica
Four heavily armed robbers boarded a 55-metre long luxury yacht moored off Porto Vecchio, southern Corsica, and overcame the 10-man crew and 9 passengers, making off with 138K euros (£110K) from the yacht's safe.
26th August 2008.
France
Light aircraft fatality at Drome flying club
An 80-year old pilot died in a crash on Sunday when his light aircraft crashed short of the runway at the Pierrelatte-Tricastin flying club from where the flight had taken off, no details of the cause of the accident have been established.
25th August 2008.
Rep Ireland
Fatal fall during Donegal arts festival rehearsal
A female performer with a touring arts company was killed in a 10-metre fall during rehearsals for the Bluestacks Festival in Ballyshannon, county Donegal. A crane was suspending a model globe under which the woman herself was suspended but the globe became detached, falling on top of her as she fell to the ground.
22nd August 2008.
Estonia
Latvian ferry skipper worse for wear
During a routine inspection this week by Estonian maritime police of EVA (Eesti Veetede Amet) on the island of Ruhnu in the Gulf of Riga a number of maritime infractions were detected, including the Latvian skipper of a converted fishing boat operating as ferry with 25 passengers who was allegedly drunk at the wheel.
22nd August 2008.
Canada
Crewman killed by crane in transit at BC docks
A 58-year old Filipino crewman of the Norwegian freighter Star Java has died after being struck by a moving crane at Squamish Terminals, British Columbia, initial speculation suggests radio communications failed during the crane's travel.
21st August 2008.
Bulgaria
Worker killed in petrol station explosion
A migrant worker was killed in an explosion at a petrol station outside Montana on Wednesday, he was a subcontract worker and was operating polishing machinery at the time.
21st August 2008.
Australia
Worker's arm severed at Victoria timber factory
A Victoria worker is fighting for his life in Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, after losing an arm and sustaining critical chest and shoulder injuries while working at log-stripping machinery at the Jelfor Treated Timber factory in Traralgon, in the Latrobe Valley, Gippsland.
20th August 2008.
China
23 miners trapped in Faku pit
A gas explosion on Monday has trapped 23 miners at the Baijiagou coal mine in the Faku region of northeast China.
The explosion occurred at a depth of 250 metres, destroying ventilation and producing a critical situation for the trapped miners. Late on Monday it was reported that 2 miners had died in the accident, 3 others are listed in critical condition, with rescue efforts ongoing. 19th August 2008.
France
Petrol tanker blaze destroys Var village hotel
A tanker laden with 30K litres of petrol and diesel overturned and skidded into the hotel Rayol Canadel in the village of Rayol-Canadel-Sur-Mer in the Var district on Monday, all 15 persons in the hotel were safely evacuated prior to the building going up in flames. The tanker driver and 5 firemen were injured, one of the firemen is being treated for several fractures when a wall fell on him. The tanker left the D559 on a bend where the road leaves the village for Cavalaire.
19th August 2008.
South Africa
Limpopo stadium site fatality
A falling concrete section during loading on to a crane at the site of the new sports stadium in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) in Limpopo has killed a worker, Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon Construction is undertaking the project for the 2010 soccer World Cup.
18th August 2008.
Australia
MEWP rescue from church tower for Brisbane campanologist
Brisbane fire crews had to deploy a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) to rescue a 50-year old female bell ringer following an accident on Sunday in the bell tower of the St John's Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane. The woman's leg became caught in the bell ropes and she was pulled off the ground, sustaining pelvic injuries. The narrowness of the 0.7m spiral staircase precluded stretcher access.
18th August 2008.
USA
Virginia arborist electrocuted
An arborist of Dodson Tree Service of Culpeper has been electrocuted while working on North Jefferson Street, Arlington, Virginia, details of the accident have yet to be established.
15th August 2008.
Canada
Ontario company fined $80K over caustic soda burns accident
At Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton PMT Industries (Pure Metal Galvanising) has been fined $80K(£39,120) in respect of a caustic soda burns accident at its Mississauga plant.
On 16th May 2007, a worker was instructed to add caustic soda in solid form (powder/pellet) to a caustic soda rinse tank used to clean and degrease products prior to galvanising. During the opening of the caustic soda container a spillage occurred, the subsequent eruption from the tank inflicted 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 25% of the worker's body.
The company pleaded guilty as an employer to failing to ensure that a worker who worked with, or in proximity to, a controlled product was informed of all hazardous information relating to the controlled product as required by section 6 of Regulation 860, contrary to section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
14th August 2008.
Switzerland
Methanol ignition at chemical works demolition
A methanol residue in piping ignited on Tuesday during demolition work at a former chemical plant in Rheinfelder Street, Muttenz, the accident occurred as a worker was cutting into piping, he fell 3 metres and is being treated in hospital for burns and other injuries.
13th August 2008.
Kuwait
Flash fire fatality at Shuaiba refinery
A flash fire during maintenance work on Monday at the isomax unit of the Shuaiba refinery of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), 50 miles south of Kuwait City, led to the death of 1 worker and serious injuries to another at the smallest of KNPC's 3 refineries.
12th August 2008.
Spain
Youth (14) killed by falling steel at Barcelona site
A 14-year old youth was killed at the weekend while playing at a construction site on the Diagonal avenue between Llull and Pallars Street in the Poblenou district of Barcelona where steel tubing fell on him.
11th August 2008.
Hungary
Heavy WW2 bomb unearthed under Budapest bridge
Bomb disposal experts dealt with a 100Kg bomb from WW2 which was discovered at the weekend during excavation work on a road under the Margit Bridge, north of Central Pest, Budapest, the ordnance was a Russian FAB100 type.
11th August 2008.
Philippines
Roof fall fatality at Hanjin shipyard
An employee of subcontractor Bodahh Inc has died in a 30-metre fall from the roof of a building under construction at Hanjin Dockyard 5 of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. His hard hat had fallen and while attempting to retrieve it he lost his balance, either being unsecured or having temporarily released himself from his safety line.
8th August 2008.
USA
Missouri worker's arm severed in press
A Missouri worker lost an arm yesterday in an accident while inserting cardboard boxes into a large printing press at the premises of Arrowhead Containers, Kansas City.
8th August 2008.
Sweden
Station escalator falls on maintenance worker
A maintenance worker was knocked unconscious by an escalator which fell on him at Stockholm's central railway station, he was transferred to the city's Karolinska hospital for treatment.
7th August 2008.
USA
Supervisor's legs severed by train at Indiana plant
A supervisor at Arcelor Mittal in Burns Harbor has had both legs severed in an accident involving a coal-laden train at the plant in northwest Indiana, details of the accident are unknown.
7th August 2008.
South Africa
Lion kills worker during feeding at farm
An Eastern Cape farm worker was killed by a lion on Tuesday during the feeding of the lions in Kirkwood. The lion apparently emerged through an unsecured gate and managed to knock him off a vehicle on to which he and 4 others attempted to flee. Bites to his arms and legs proved fatal.
6th August 2008.
Wales
Youth killed in unstable beach excavation in Dyfed-Powys
A tunnel dug in the dunes of Cefn Sidan beach, Carmarthenshire, collapsed, causing the death of a 15-year old boy who was trapped there. The wetness of the sand allowed the digging of 2 deep holes and a connecting tunnel by a group of holidaying youths who would have been unaware of its weight and potential instability.
6th August 2008.
Scotland
Man crushed between vehicles at aggregates site
HSE is investigating a fatal accident at Lochaber Aggregates on the Ben Nevis Industrial estate, Fort William, where a man in his 70's became crushed between 2 vehicles on the premises.
5th August 2008.
Atlantic
Atlantic rescue of trawler crew
All 16 crew members of the Centauro 1 trawler were safely rescued to Killebegs in Ireland by the Spanish trawler Ana Gandon after water ingress forced them to issue a mayday and abandon ship. The Centauro 1 was 300 miles west of Ireland when water entered the engine room of the 48-year old Panamanian-flagged boat and rose to a level of 2 metres, the pumps being unable to clear it.
5th August 2008.
Trinidad
Subcontractor killed during Bailey Bridge demolition
A Bailey Bridge spanning the River Caroni in northwest Trinidad broke during demolition work at the weekend, causing the death of a worker of Jagmohan Chandai Sawmill, subcontracted to the Ministry of Works and Transport's Highway Division. The sawmill lorry was reversing on to the bridge when the central portion failed, 5 other workers have been injured.
4th August 2008.
France
WW2 mine found at Cote-D'Azur beach
Tamaris beach at La Londe-Les-Maures on the Cote D'Azur was evacuated of its 200 holidaymakers on Sunday when a swimmer discovered a WW2 anti-tank mine  about 40 metres offshore between the beach and port.
4th August 2008.
Canada
Reversing road grinder kills crew man
An Ontario road surfacing crew worker has died after he was run over by a reversing heavy vehicle at a site in Dixie Road, Mississauga, southwest of Toronto, where he was operating a hand-held road grinder.
1st August 2008.
France
Patient dies after medication maladministration
An investigation has been launched following the death of a 69-year old patient at the Polyclinique du Bois, Lille, where he had been admitted 2 weeks ago and was being treated in the intensive care unit. Preliminary investigation alleges an error in the administration of medication by a student nurse. 1st August 2008.
 
England
Child dies after farm incident
A 6-year old boy has lost his life following an accident on Wednesday at a farm in High Halstow, Kent. There has been speculation that he was run over by an excavator. 31st August 2008.
Scotland
Death at Scottish construction site
A man in his 50's has died on a project to extend a garden centre in Inverness.
Accounts state that the incident occurred while steel was being unloaded from a vehicle on Wednesday.
29th August 2008.
England
Farming death in Worcestershire
An accident on a farm has claimed the life of a farmer from Conderton in Gloucestershire.
It is reported that he died following an incident on Monday while harvesting with a combine.
28th August 2008.
Scotland
2 preventable deaths at quarry
Scottish Coal Company Ltd has been fined a total of £400,000 after pleading guilty to breaching S.3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 in connection with an industrial accident on 26th February 2007 in which 2 workmen were crushed in their vehicle by a 100-tonne dumper truck at the Pennyvennie site, in Dalmellington, East Ayrshire. The dump truck driver was unable to see the deceased's vehicle because it was in a blindspot.
An HSE inspector explained that there was a "clear failure by Scottish Coal to provide suitable means of communication between different vehicles on site to reduce the risk of collisions, as well as a failure to manage vehicles on their site. Earth-moving vehicles such as dump trucks or bulldozers have poor visual fields due to their large size. It is crucial that additional steps are taken to ensure that the drivers of these dump trucks are aware of other smaller vehicles around them. Control measures to reduce the risk are easily available at a minimal cost. Installing an additional camera on the side of the dump truck, fitting a raised roof beacon or other means of improving visibility on the Landrover could prevent similar incidents in the future."
27th August 2008.
England
8-year old fell 6m
A broken ankle and bruising to his pelvis, upper leg, left ankle and arms was the outcome of a fall from a climbing wall for an 8-year old boy. He had been enjoying the activity while on a school trip to the Kingswood Activity Centre at West Runton on 28th April 2007.
His karabiner was attached to the harness, but the screw had not been tightened, which allowed the karabiner to open when a load was applied.
The Kingswood Learning and Leisure (Group) Limited of Norwich was fined £12,000 with £10,690 costs after investigation found that the training and supervision procedures at the centre were not sufficient for the activities being carried out, and were not being routinely followed on the ground.
26th August 2008.
Northern Ireland
Body find at landfill site
The body of the Biffa Waste employee reported missing on Thursday afternoon at its Mallusk, Northern Ireland, landfill site was discovered there on Friday evening. It is not known what happened to the deceased who was last seen standing next to an item of plant, the results of a post-mortem examination are awaited.
25th August 2008.
England
Employer and employee fined over horrific injury
Penalties resulted for Ammeraal Beltech Ltd and one of its production operatives after a worker lost his hand in a workplace injury at premises in Keighley.
The company was fined £20,000 plus costs of £1,143, its employee was given a 2-year conditional discharge with costs of £500 by Bradford Magistrates.
An HSE inspector explained that the convicted employee "had been made aware, before the incident, of the absence of a guard on the mixer. He was asked to ensure that this absence was rectified, but he failed in his duty, resulting in an horrific injury to one of the staff. The employer, Ammeraal Beltech, also failed to protect the health and safety of its workers. The injured person will now have to live with the consequences of these failures for the rest of his life."
25th August 2008.
England
No sign of accident victim
The search continues for the body of a 35-year old male riverboat passenger who fell into the Thames at Westminster Pier on Sunday evening as he disembarked after a works outing on the vessel Hurlingham.
Eye witness accounts suggest he appears to have slipped, perhaps striking his head as he fell.
22nd August 2008.
England
Man killed in fall
A construction workman died last Thursday after falling into an open manhole at the Lyme Green Business Park in Macclesfield. He fell some 10 metres down into the drain below while working on a project to construct a holding chamber for United Utilities. 

21st August 2008.

England
Worker exposed to gluteraldehyde
The risks to an employee's health from exposure to gluteraldehyde at a hospital were only discovered when an HSE official visited a hospital. The trust, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS trust based in Grantham, had the employee based at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston cleaning an X-ray film processor for several years without proper safety precautions, exposing her to gluteraldehyde, a chemical which can cause skin and respiratory problems.
The trust was fined £18,500 with costs of £3,504.80 at Boston Magistrates Court.
20th August 2008.
England
Work-related death on farm
It is reported that a man has died while working on a farm in Norfolk. The incident occurred on Saturday morning on the farm near Bungay, no details are available concerning what happened.
19th August 2008.
England
Farmer fined after accident that paralysed 21-year-old labourer
A farmer from Lancs. has been fined £10,000 with £10,000 costs for a breach of safety law that led to a horrific accident in which the victim suffered permanent paralysis from the waist down.
On 10th September 2007, at Shuttleworth House Farm in Hapton the farm labourer was crushed by a 1-tonne round silage bale, an HSE inspector commented: "It is essential that all farmers ensure that the equipment they are using is well maintained and regularly inspected to prevent similar tragedies occurring. They must also make sure their employees are trained in safe working practices. The HSE recommends that bales should be stacked no more than 3 high, as this incident illustrates only too well how a wet heavy bale falling from height can cause serious injury. The employee, a farm labourer, had been working with a colleague stacking round-wrapped silage bales using a telehandler and a bale grab. The bale grab failed while the last bale was being placed at the top of 6-bale high stack. When the worker went to inspect the cracked bale grab, a bale fell approximately 6 metres from the top of the stack, crushing him and causing paralysis, amputation of a leg above the knee and a broken jaw."
18th August 2008.
England
Conveyor accident
A man has been seriously injured at a china clay pit in Par, Cornwall.
The accident happened yesterday morning, one report states he became caught up and trapped in conveying equipment at the site operated by Imerys.
15th August 2008.
England
Vet nurse has TB
It is reported that a veterinary nurse from Cornwall has contracted tuberculosis, perhaps through her contact with animals while working. Cattle infected with mycobacterium bovis is one possible source of  infection, however this is rated a very uncommon occurrence as TB is generally transmitted from person to person through the air by sneezing or coughing, and this remains a possibility.
14th August 2008.
England
Manager falls foul of safety laws
A construction company manager of Real Estate (Midlands) Ltd has been fined £1,500 at Nottingham Crown Court following a subsequently unreported accident in which a workman sustained serious injuries when he fell from an unprotected wall on 6th November 2006 while bricklaying on a housing construction site in Ravenshead, Mansfield. Additionally, the manager was also prosecuted for conditions at a construction site in Wollaton, Nottingham, where 2 employees were at risk of falling from the front edge of a loading bay as there was insufficient protection in place. There was also a risk to members of the public from falling tiles due to the lack of edge protection at this site. Following the prosecution, an HSE inspector commented :"Throughout the work at the 2 construction sites there was a complete failure to plan the work, maintain the necessary protection at height or acknowledge the consequence of falls".
13th August 2008.
England
Preventable death of refurbishment worker
An HSE inspector termed the death of a 36-year-old workman in an industrial accident on October 25th 2004 as 'entirely preventable' following the prosecution of Spanclad Ltd, of Smethwick, Staffs, and its principal contractor, the Westminster Building Co Ltd of Derby.
The deceased, 1 of 4 workers employed by Spanclad to carry out the re-cladding of a warehouse at Scottish Courage Ltd, Northampton, was working on a tower scaffold positioned on timber boards, which were placed on top of a fragile cement-sheeted canopy in the warehouse loading bay. The top rail of the scaffold was missing and the tower was placed at an angle on a weak support base, causing it to move and he fell approximately 7 metres from the tower scaffold, through the canopy onto the yard below, suffering fatal injuries.
The inspector explained: "This was an entirely preventable incident which led to the death of a local man who fell from a tower scaffold, which was not the right equipment for the work he was undertaking and was also erected incorrectly. The access to the scaffold was across fragile materials, which presented another significant danger to the worker. This tragedy could have easily been avoided if the 2 companies had properly planned the work to ensure adequate safety measures were in place for people working at height."
Spanclad was fined £80,000 with £10,000 costs, Westminster Building was fined £40,000 with £10,000 costs.
12th August 2008.
Scotland
Commercial fisherman dies following incident
A fisherman in his 50's has died following an incident on Saturday in which he drowned after a  colleague's 6 metre-long vessel capsized and sank off Leven Power Station, Fife.
The alarm was raised by the surviving crewman who swam to shore, the deceased remained in the water for more than 4 hours before rescue but he died later in hospital. Reports suggest the pair were not wearing lifejackets.
11th August 2008.
England
Window cleaner dies after fall
It is reported that a window cleaner has died after falling at a residential property in Ilkeston, Nottinghamshire. He sustained head injuries from which he died in hospital last Tuesday.
9th August 2008.
England
Firm didn't heed HAVS warning
Tews Engineering Ltd, of Petersfield, Hampshire, failed to heed warnings concerning the risks posed by the use of vibrating equipment. The company admitted breaching S.2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and r.3(1) of The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 for failing to carry out a proper risk assessment for which it was fined £8,500 and £2000 respectively, plus costs of £10,500.
The failure reached court after an employee informed his employer of his symptoms and requested re-deployment, but the company continued to require him to work predominantly with vibrating tools, exacerbating his health problems (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, HAVS), leading to permanent damage to his hand.
8th August 2008.
England
Harness anchors essential in some situations
An employee of Mowlem Plc, now known as Carillion JM Ltd, fell to his death at the Air BP Ltd on the Isle of Grain, Kent, on 11th December 2003 while engaged on work to build large steel oil storage tanks. Whilst altering work platforms to allow a roof structure to be lifted into place by 4 cranes, and standing on a platform on the outside of the tank close to the top ready to rebuild an internal scaffold platform, he climbed onto the incomplete platform on the inside of the tank when 1 of the 3 platform boards snapped, causing him to fall 17 metres below.
Carillion JM Ltd was fined £70,000 with £24,000 costs for breaching S.2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, an HSE Inspector commented: "This was a wholly avoidable incident which led to unnecessary loss of life. The deceased was wearing a safety harness, in line with company policy, but there was no suitable anchor point for him to attach the lanyard to. For the harnesses to be used effectively there needed to be about 50 anchor points around the rim of the storage tank. The company's procedures did not require these to be fitted prior to the crane lift starting, and this was a major weakness in their system of work. Usually in the tank building industry it is easier to use a system of dedicated harness anchors that are welded into place prior to construction."
7th August 2008.
England
Transport accident in Cumbria
It is reported that a man is seriously ill in hospital after an industrial accident at the premises of Ian Ridley Transport Ltd in Penrith. He is being treated for crush injuries.
6th August 2008.
England
Non-registered gas men still at large
HSE is warning the public not to engage the services of non-registered gas fitters after a man from Kent was fined £13,998 for breaching the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998.
The convicted man undertook building work in Thanet in January 2007, reducing the height of 2 chimneys which contained gas boiler flues, giving rise to a risk of the build up of carbon monoxide in the properties affected.
5th August 2008.
England
Driver dies at logistics centre
An HGV driver has died following an accident on Wednesday at NYK Logistics/ Baxter Healthcare's premises in Northampton. The deceased had recently been supplied by the Best Connection Group Ltd to work for NYK.
4th August 2008.
Wales
Soldier died during training
Dyfed-Powys Police and the HSE are investigating the circumstances of the death last Monday of a Royal Marines soldier during training on the Brecon Beacons, MOD is unable to inform of the cause of death.
4th August 2008.
England
Lax machine guarding at Lancs engineering company
Two incidents leading to injuries to employees earned the attention of HSE and a fine for Janesville Acoustics Ltd of  Colne.
In July 2006, an employee changing a bag on a dust extraction system slipped, trapping his arm in an unguarded part of the machine and sustaining a hand injury. Six months later, an employee was using his hand to evenly distribute resin in a hopper when a rotating agitator within the hopper came into contact with his hand causing injury.
Janesville was fined at total of £4,000 with costs of £3,000.
1st August 2008.