DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

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, December 23, 2013

World Safety News

A regular feature summarizing workplace safety news.

We scan newspapers, magazines and the internet for safety news that isn't being reported elsewhere. The following are links to safety-related news and articles that came out during the past week. If you have international safety news, safety tips, or suggestions send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

UK Courts Fine Roofing Company $162,600 Following School Roof Collapse

Five roofers working on a school roof were injured when the roof collapsed.  The Hodge, Jones & Allen newsletter reports on the recent decision of the Shrewsbury Crown Court to impose a fine of $162,600 (GBP 100,000),. The article states:

"Key pieces of a steel-framed canopy truss had not been welded together properly resulting in the 40-tonne structure collapsing and causing considerable damage to the front of the school, as well as injuring the five members of staff."
"The team suffered injuries including fractured ribs, multiple bruises and cuts, broken vertebrae, arm injuries and swelling, with one individual required to wear a neck brace for two days and undergo several x-rays and scans as it was feared he may have injured his neck."

Read the article here.

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