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Health and Safety News Headlines From Around The Globe

Today’s health and safety news headlines include: School girl who died at Drayton Manor was ‘changing seats when she fell from ride’, Safety fines double since sentencing shake-up, Major incident declared after crane collapses and much more.

Welcome to the latest edition of the health and safety news headlines. We’ve compiled a list of all the day’s top health and safety news items. Time for you to sit back, relax, put the kettle on and catch up on all of today’s main stories – enjoy.

Today’s Health and Safety News Headlines

An 11-year-old girl has died after falling from a rapids ride at Drayton Manor theme park. The Splash Canyon attraction was shut on Tuesday after the girl, who was on a school trip, fell into the water. Read more – BBC News

A worker suffered multiple serious injuries when a trolley carrying hydraulic rams toppled on its side and trapped him between it and a stillage. DHL and JCB have both been fined in relation to the incident, which happened on 16 October 2013. Read more – SHP Online

Stiffer sentencing guidelines more than doubled the total fines paid out by construction firms for safety offences last year. Read more – Construction Enquirer

Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state. Read more – Washington Post

A major incident has been declared after the collapse of a crane this morning at Falmouth Docks in Cornwall. Read more – SHP Online

Helensburgh park is closed on health and safety advice. Read more – Helensburgh Advertiser

Hospital Trust denies breach of health and safety regulations in case of patient who died after falling on equipment. Read more – Boston Standard

We are underestimating the scale of Britain’s mental health challenge. Read more – City AM

Scaffolding collapses onto primary school. The incident happened at Albert Primary School. Read more – Wales Online

Spalding man’s death at hospital would have been less likely if equipment manufacturer had issued a safety notice, jury told. Read more at – Peterborough Today

And Finally…

Chris Froome: Team Sky rider ‘rammed on purpose’ by car in France. Read more – BBC News

Texas police department implements distance measuring radar device to catch close passers. Read more – Cycling Weekly

Good office design has a crucial role to play in our wellbeing according to Emily Booth, who wrote this blog piece in the Architects journal. Read more – Architects Journal

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