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Health and Safety News Headlines

Today’s health and safety news headlines include: NHS Trust found guilty after patient was impaled, Innocent smokers sold fake cigarettes filled with asbestos and dead flies, Road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers globally and much more.

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Today’s Health and Safety News Headlines

A hospital trust faces a fine after a jury found it guilty of health and safety breaches following the death of a patient at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Read more – SHP Online

Counterfeit cigarettes discovered by UK customs found to contain asbestos, rat droppings, mould and dead flies. Read more – Daily Star

Road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers globally, international data released by the World Health Organization reveals. Read more – BBC News

Construction fines more than doubled in 2016, making it the most costly sector for health and safety in the UK. Read more – Development Finance Today

An Australian union and seven of its officials have been penalised in court for unlawful conduct that halted work at the AU$1.2bn (£690m) Perth Children’s Hospital project. Read more – The Construction Index

NHS hack: How to prevent a cyberattack. Management today shares top tips on how to prevent a cyber-attack. Read more – Management Today

A healthy teenager in the US state of South Carolina died from drinking several highly-caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner has ruled. Read more – BBC News

Man dies in industrial incident at skip hire firm in Besthorpe. Read more – Eastern Daily Press

Student shares horrific pictures of agonising scars across her chest ‘after tattoo removal went horribly wrong’. Read more – The Mirror

Diesel cars are pumping out 50 per cent more toxic emissions than they should be if all were complying with pollution laws, researchers have found. Read more – The Telegraph

Swindon fatal house fire started by portable heater. Read more – BBC News

‘Lives are being put at risk’: 97% of GPs have NOT had recent training on Lyme disease which could reach epidemic levels, experts warn. Read more – Daily Mail

And Finally…

Why improving the number of women in UK construction is of the utmost importance. Read more – Global Construction

Council bars cat from town hall because staff spend too long fawning over it. Read more – The Metro

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