15 May Health and safety news headlines
Today’s health and safety news headlines include: Unexploded WWII bomb shuts one of Birmingham’s major roads and forces the evacuation of homes and businesses, Safety reminder after laptop overheats while being charged overnight 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 unexploded World War Two bomb has shut one of Birmingham’s major roads and forced the evacuation of homes and businesses. The closure of the A38 (M) Aston Expressway is causing lengthy delays for drivers, Highways England warned. Rail services on the Cross-City Line between Lichfield and Birmingham have all been cancelled. Read more – BBC News
A “cocktail of chemicals” in a blocked drainage system is thought to have severely poisoned three members of staff at a Bournemouth mortuary. Read more – Bournemouth Echo
It is time to tackle the issue and cut risks of theme parks? Read more – The Express
Moped gangs ditch helmets so police won’t chase them as they exploit an ‘unwritten’ health and safety rule. Read more – Daily Mail
Firefighters are again urging people not to charge electrical items on surfaces such as bedding or furniture, and not to leave them unattended, following an incident in Wendover this morning. Read more – Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue
A dad who was buried alive by tons of soil after a health and safety blunder at work has blasted the fine imposed on his former employers. Read more – Daily Record
Red Funnel is celebrating after landing another prestigious global award for excellence in health and safety. Read more – On The Wight
NHS braced for possible repeat of cyberattack chaos on Monday. Almost 50 NHS trusts were hit by Friday’s cyberattack – and there are fears of fresh disruption today when people return to work. Read more – Sky News
It’s not safe to use public WiFi – here’s why. Read more – Bristol Post
Jumping From A Moving Drone Is The Latest Craze And It Is Not For The Faint-Hearted. Read more – MSN UK
Watch: Drone crashes into cyclist mid-race (video). Watch it here – Cycling Weekly
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