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# Health and Safety

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# Health and Safety
'Pure luck no one was killed': Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus
Dublin Bus has said maintenance controllers regularly carry out checks on buses.
# Health and Safety
Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around
The Air India flight to Milan was forced to return to New Delhi.
# Grand Canal Dock
You're literally risking life and limb if you do this
Young people have been seen jumping from four storeys up in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.
# Rat Trap
Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.
# Health and Safety
You're LESS likely to get injured in work now the Celtic Tiger is over
And less likely during the recession.
# Mourneabbey
Man (40) killed in farming accident in Cork
The accident happened at 7.20pm last night.
# bellharbour
"We won't be moving," say residents told to leave their homes a week before Christmas
Their landlord has gone into receivership and the receiver says there are health and safety concerns.
# james higgins
Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths
Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.
# New Rules
Children under 7 to be banned from tractors
Under new rules. farmers will be able to be prosecuted for a number of offences.
# Dollymount Beach
Kite surfer forced to swim long distance back to shore after equipment failure
Howth Coast Guard received a 999 call at 6pm yesterday.
# blu bar
Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft
A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident
# Health and Safety
Páirc Uí Chaoimh capacity boosted ahead of Munster hurling final
36,646 people will be hosted at the Cork ground for the Rebels’ clash with Limerick.
# Guidelines
Tattoo and piercing industry regulation under review - because there's none right now
Businesses must adhere to health and safety rules, but there is nothing specifically tailored for the industry.
# Off Track
Whatever became of the UCD athletic track?
Following the closure of one of the college’s most famous landmarks in November 2011, promises to replace it have continually gone unanswered since.
# Safety First
England's World Cup hotel fined for 'not providing condoms to guests'
Rio de Janeiro’s Royal Tulip has incurred the wrath of the Brazilian consumer protection agency.
# Wicklow
No blame attached as verdict delivered in Bray fire death inquest
Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaughnessy died when called to a factory fire in 2007.
# Safety
'Shocking number' of bookies robberies sparks concern for lone workers
There have been 569 robberies in betting shops across the country in the last three years.
# caught rapid
Pizza Hut ‘embarrassed’ after district manager caught urinating in sink
Em, this base is a tad soggy.
# accidents
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.
# flamin nora
Pigeons and toilets rolls among weirdest causes of fires in 2013
London Fire Brigade has revealed the reasons behind some bizarre call outs.
# merry xmas everybody
Man ejected from Slade gig after his dancing was deemed a 'safety risk'
Daz Bishop says this is the first time he’s been kicked out of a gig for Dancing.
# Loughlinstown Hospital
Extra ambulance and staff added to Newcastle Hospital after closure of St Columcille’s A&E
Newcastle Hospital in Wicklow has had extra staff and an ambulance added following the closure of the emergency unit in Loughlinstown.
# patient safety
Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions
Yesterday’s conference on medical negligence was told the health service could save millions if the traditional deny and defend policy was replaced.
# Health and Safety
HSA warn against workplace accidents due to 48 people dying last year
The Health and Safety Authority said so far this year 38 people have lost their lives in accidents at work.
# Factory Workers
Many Bangladesh factory collapse victims still waiting on compensation
To date only one company, Primark, has provided financial support to survivors and has called on other brands to follow suit
# sponsored by HSA
How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?
And more importantly – how can they be prevented?
# danger
How often do radioactive materials go missing in Ireland?
The Radiological Protection Institute tells us more about the stolen lightning preventers, what they are and when the last time radioactive materials were stolen.
# Courts
Court defers sentencing Wicklow County Council over firemen deaths
Wicklow County Council pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to the deaths of two firemen in Bray in 2007.
# Court
Company fined for breaching health and safety laws after tragic incident
The case arose after an accident in which a bus carrying students flipped onto its roof, resulting in the death of a teenager.
# Bray
Wicklow council pleads guilty to charges over firefighter deaths
The council was on trial for the deaths of two firefighters in a blaze that broke out in a disused building in Bray six years ago.
# Bangladesh
'Extremely' poor quality materials caused Bangladesh factory collapse
A government report found that two floors had been added illegally and the ground it was built on had been a body of water, filled with rubbish.
# Safety First
Man sticks finger into table saw to prove his invention works
Can you handle watching what happened next? Okay then…
Column: I'd give my heart and soul to never have heard the words 'Priory Hall'
The residents evacuated from Priory Hall are the only people who have paid in any way for the problems uncovered in the buidling, writes Alison Doyle.
Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"
When a group of farmers realised that health and safety was a big issue on their farms, they took things into their own hands – and won an award for their work.
# agri accidents
"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.
# Bangladesh
Sean 'Diddy' Combs urged to act after Bangladesh factory fire
Activists want the rapper to campaign for safer conditions at clothing factories in Bangladesh, one of which burned down at the weekend killing 110 staff.
# Halloween
Justice Minister confirms extra security measures for Halloween
Alan Shatter has outlined additional measures being taken to tackle anti-social behaviour on Halloween.
# Health and Safety
How safe is your workplace?
Even if you work in an office, you could be at risk of health and safety issues. The CEO of the Health and Safety Authority tells us more.
# Farming
Tyrone farmer killed in farm accident
The industry in Northern Ireland has seen a growing number of fatalities in recent years.
Interview: ‘My husband died five years ago but nothing has changed’
Mary Murray, wife of one of the Bray fire men who lost their lives in a blaze five years ago says men who risk their lives are heroes.