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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Safey News From Around The World - Payment Of Blood Money And Fate

Safety news stories and articles from around the world:

"Fine" for workplace accident involves blood money and the determination whether fate was involved

A backhoe operator was killed in a workplace accident in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A court has determined that blood money should not have been paid because the worker's death was a matter of fate.  The worker's family had already been paid the blood money by the insurance company, but they now must return that money.

(Blood money is a payment to protect the offender, or the kinsfolk of the offender, from the vengeance of the injured family. In this case the offender would be the employer.  -  definition from Wikkipedia.)

Read the story in The National.

Canada: Chinese state-owned oil giant Sinopec has pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of two workers killed in a 2007 tank collapse

In September, SSEC Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty to three charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and now faces up to $1.5 million in fines. In 2007 Ge Genbao and Lui Hongliang died when a roof structure on a multi-storey metal holding tank collapsed at a work site 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray

Read the story in the Edmonton Journal

Related Past Posts:
Safety News From Around The World - Week Ending September 29th
Safety News From Around The World - Week Ending September 22nd
Safety News From Around The World - New Canadian Safety Video

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