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Worker's tree fall lands farmer in court

The worker dropped onto a barn below before rolling off the roof and ending up on some of the felled branches on the ground

An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.

The worker climbed up into a large sycamore tree and used a rope supplied by farm owner Hamish Janson to tie the chainsaw to a branch. He s…

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Argentina refinery closed for investigation

An explosion early on Wednesday at a small refinery in Argentina killed one worker and left another with severe burns; local officials ordered Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras to shut down the facility, pending investigation.

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