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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# accidents

Last year
Personal injury awards fell €118m last year on pre-pandemic levels
New personal injuries guidelines that came into effect reduced the average value of claims.
All time
39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles
The HSA launched it annual report for 2018 today.
Appeal for witnesses after walkers struck in separate serious road accidents in Mayo and Dublin
A man in his 30s dies after being struck by a van in west Dublin this morning, while a 31-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car in Breaffy, Mayo.
Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car
Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.
Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades
“This is unusual,” said an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Judge throws out allegedly fraudulent car crash case at request of Zurich Insurance
The court heard that the insurance cover policy was taken out 26 days before the accident.
Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often
The pilot scheme will warn smartphone users to pay attention to their surroundings.
Two arrested after suspected burglars crash two cars into Liffey
No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.
One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention
Boys are more likely to get injured than girls.
Google's self-driving cars have been in 12 accidents, but none were their fault*
*Although a company employee was in control of one at the time of one crash.
Accidents are one of the biggest causes of death among people with ADHD
The risk of premature death among people with the disorder is more than twice the level of those without.
Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure
ICSA says farmers are increasingly taking on childcare responsibilities during the busiest farming months of the year.
Mind now: Saturdays and July most likely times for accidents in public places
Injuries Board figures show that €44m awarded in public liability accidents last year.
46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.
7 mortal dangers of sending a text message
We’re living life on the edge with every single text.
How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?
And more importantly – how can they be prevented?
8 dogs who just wanted to be pretty
These dogs fetched some fierce lipsticks.
Man thrown in jail for pooing his pants
Criminally disgusting.
Man (22) killed while working at SmartPly plant in Waterford
The incident happened at the SmartPly plant, a subsidiary of Coillte, at around 3pm yesterday.
"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.
12 people who had an unbelievably close call
Prepare to say ARGH.
Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents
Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.
Why NYC can't save people from being hit by subways
Sliding doors suggestions would be ‘too complicated and costly’ to implement.
Toyota to pay $1.1 billion to settle huge recalls lawsuit
Toyota did not accept any blame for the mass recalls but agreed to compensate owners who said their cars lost value after dozens of deadly accidents.
Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.
When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.
Road accident hotspots identified in new research
So far this year, 154 people have been killed on Irish roads.
Column: Here's why cyclists need to change - as do motorists
The way we view each other with mutual suspicion is often down to cramped roads, crap cycle lanes and a lack of intersection between how motorists and cyclists use the road.
VIDEOS: Gardaí release dramatic footage of near-misses on Dublin's roads
Gardaí are releasing the footage in a bid to reduce the number of casualties on Dublin’s roads.
Poll: Do you jaywalk?
A new garda campaign to reduce road fatalities may see people who cross the road at ‘unofficial’ points interviewed and prosecuted.
Gardaí: 'Vulnerable' users are involved in most serious road accidents in Dublin
The National Transport Authority is set to give out 7500 sets of lights to cyclists in a bid to stop serious accidents on the capital’s roads.
EU brings in new rules on public awareness of industrial hazards
Member states have to draw up emergency plans for areas surrounding industrial plants who work with large quantities of dangerous substances.
A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving
International survey shows that up to 20 per cent admit to having changed their clothes while behind the wheel.
Thousands of 'incidents and near misses' at two hospitals last year
Medical Independent sees documents recording accidents and other incidents at Tallaght and Cork University Hospital last year.
Alcohol a factor in fewer fatal road crashes since 2005
Ahead of this weekend’s festivities Gardaí have also released statistics which show 26 people have died on Irish roads during the St Patrick’s Day periods of the past five years.
Injuries Board says €210 million paid out in compensation last year
The highest award made was for a record €829,444.
44 per cent of death claims lodged with Irish Life last year linked to cancer
The insurer says that almost two in ten death claims were linked to heart disease.
Farming is most dangerous job as workplace deaths increase
More than one-third of those killed were working on farms, figures from the Health and Safety Authority show.
Three young men killed in separate road incidents
The accidents happened this morning in Mayo, Monaghan and Tyrone.
Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA
Nearly 75 per cent of drivers admit to eating while on the move, while almost half swear at their SatNavs.
Three people die in crashes in one day
Meanwhile, a man who was injured in a crash on Monday has died in hospital.