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Who visits

Photo shows a globeThanks to Google, we can see who has been visiting, more specifically, where they are in the World. Looking at the number for the past two months, we get a pretty clear picture.

It's probably not a surprise that just over 72% of visitors were based in the United Kingdom but w…

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Worker injured in four metre fall in Canada

A contract worker on the Honeywell site in Amherstburg was rushed to hospital yesterday after falling about four metres whilst carrying out inspection work on the site, which is due to be demolished.

The injured man is said to have suffered "a broken arm and lacerations".


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Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corp. fined $130,000 by ministry after worker injured

A Toronto-based company that designs and builds tunnel boring machines used to dig underground circular tunnels, was fined for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corporation was fined $130,000 on 22 December 2011.

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Fatality at Ontario mushroom farm

A man has been killed at a Monaghan Mushrooms farm - he was struck by a front-end loader and died at the scene.


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Twelve people hurt in fall on zombie movie set

A dozen actors dressed as zombies for their roles in Resident Evil 5 suffered broken bones and other injures this morning after falling from a platform on the film set.

The victims fell from a height of about two storeys.

They received injuries to their legs, arms and back, but none were considered…

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One dead, two injured at Canadian pulp mill

An investigation is underway into a workplace accident that killed one man and left two other people injured at a pulp mill in northern New Brunswick, Canada.

A worker died following a ten-metre fall when a catwalk collapsed, last Thursday.


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Canadian commercial diving company fined for worker death

111008 Canada Inc., operating as O.D.S. Marine, an Ottawa company specializing in marine construction and engineering and commercial diving, was fined $100,000 on Tuesday (27 September) for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was killed.

On 6 October 2009, a diver …

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Fourth death at South African mine in twelve months

gold_coinFirst Uranium has reported that an accident at its Ezulwini gold mine killed a drill operator. It is the fourth death at the South African mine in the last twelve months.

The drill operator was killed by a collapse in the mine. In August, a man was killed in another accident, which is under interna…

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Quebec environmental groups launch a campaign to stop asbestos mining in the province

Nature Québec and Pour que le Quebec ait meilleure mine say asbestos should not be mined because is too dangerous for human health, reports MontrealGazette.

Debate about whether to label chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous material under the United Nations' Rotterdam Convention began on Tuesday, …

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Montreal crane operator injured in crane fall

A woman was taken to hospital and treated for multiple fractures, including two broken arms and a broken leg following the toppling of the crane she was operating.

CTV News Montreal reports that the mobile construction crane, working on a project at the former Seville Theatre site, fell into a 20-m…

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Canada continues to export chrysotile asbestos

Canada's Natural Resources Department continues to support the asbestos industry. The Observer reports that demand for chrysotile remains strong, driven by developing countries where it is used in cement products, brake linings and clutch facings.

In a letter to Natural Resources Minister Christ…

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Health and Safety News - 17 August 2010

Scaffolding board incident at hospital

Terence Brown was walking through the entrance of Southend Hospital when a 20ft-long plank fell from the top of the building and narrowly missed him and an elderly couple. A spokesman for Connaught said: “We are currently investigating an incident in which a sc…

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