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Person taken to hospital after falling from a fair ride in Ashby

The town's annual fun fair is being held in the centre Paramedics treated a person who fell from a fair ride in Ashby at the weekend, it has been confirmed. East Midlands Ambulance Service said someone had fallen from the waltzer…
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HSE launches investigation into Jurassic Skyline tower breakdown

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an investigation into what caused the Jurassic Skyline tower to break down. The tower in Weymouth experienced a mechanical fault on Tuesday, September 5, which left…
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Two offshore workers hurt by crane on Fulmar platform

Image copyright: REPSOL SINOPEC Two people have been injured in an incident involving a crane on a North Sea platform. The incident on the Fulmar installation, 217 miles east of Dundee, happened at about 19:00 on Monday. Repsol Sinopec,…
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Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

  Image copyright: EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYSepsis is a potentially fatal condition caused by the body overreacting to infection One in four NHS hospital trusts is failing to give antibiotics to half…
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Man injured after metal poles fall and hit him on Barrow housing site

 A MAN has been injured after two metal poles fell and hit him at a housing site in the Ribble Valley. The man, who had been working as an employee for contractor X & P Civil Engineering , suffered…
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Groin injury man remains 'poorly' as it is revealed friend 'saved his life'

Investigations by the Health and Safety Executive are now under way The man who suffered an horrific injury following an incident with what is believed to be a saw remains extremely poorly. A relative said doctors are maintaining…
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Kent Police roll out the use of Spit Guards to officers

Kent Police have rolled out the use of spit guards by training officers how to deploy them The force has been briefing more than 700 policemen and women how to use them and they have been issued them as part of their personal protective…
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74-year-old man accidentally gasses himself with cleaning chemicals in Bransford Road, Worcester

LucaLorenzelli/ Getty Images. A 74-YEAR-old man was taken to hospital after he accidentally gassed himself by pouring cleaning chemicals down the sink. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the flat, in Bransford Road,…
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The worst is yet to come for the NHS - hospital chiefs

Image copyright: PA The NHS in England may suffer its worst winter in recent history if it does not receive an emergency bailout, hospital chiefs are warning. They say the cash is needed to pay for extra staff and beds because attempts to…
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Houston flood: More fires expected at stricken Arkema plant

 Aerials show the chemical plant fire A senior executive of the company which owns a flood-damaged chemical plant near the storm-hit US city of Houston says more fires and possibly explosions are expected at the site. Arkema's…
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Veolia denies allegations of lax health and safety after major fire

Former worker claims Veolia's health and safety department had been eroded by staffing cuts The company whose Derby recycling plant was engulfed in flames on Thursday has denied that its health and safety department…
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Birling Gap beach: 100 treated after chemical 'mist'

More than 130 people have been treated in hospital after a suspected chemical leak along the East Sussex coast. Birling Gap beach was evacuated on Sunday after people reported breathing difficulties, stinging eyes and vomiting when…