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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Safety News From Around The World


The following are safety news stories from around the world:

Metron president sentenced to pay $90K for Christmas Eve 2009 workplace deaths

In addition to a $200,000 fine against Metron Construction Corporation for criminal negligence, the court also imposed a $90,000-fine on Metron’s president, Joel Swartz, after he pleaded guilty to four charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), the highest monetary penalty imposed against an individual convicted of an offence under the OHSA, according to a report by Toronto-based law firm Heenan Blaikie.

Read the story in Canadian Occupational Safety.

Esso and its contractor Austin and McLean charged in refinery death

Austin and McLean is accused of gross negligence manslaughter, relating to an alleged gross breach of its duty of care in the death of Juan Antonio Quintanilla Romero. Mr. Romero was working on the fuel tanker MV Castillo de Monterreal when a large fuel pipe collapsed on him after the jib from which it was suspended gave way.

Read the article in the Independent.


Sumatran tiger kills plantation worker in Indonesia

This story jumped out at me because I visited the Sumatra area in Indonesia about a year ago. Reading this I wondered what an employer can do to protect against this type of hazard. The following is the complete story from the Straits Times (Indonesia).

A Sumatran tiger attacked and killed a palm oil plantation worker in Indonesia, a conservation official said on Tuesday, underlining the growing problem of human-animal conflicts.

Animals including tigers and elephants are coming into closer contact with people in Indonesia as forests are destroyed for timber or to make way for crops such as palm oil.

The 18-year-old female worker was killed on Friday in the village of Indragiri Hulu, in Sumatra province, said provincial conservation agency chief Bambang Dahono Aji.



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