health and safety news

Health and safety news headlines from around the world

Today’s health and safety news headlines include: Three UK theme parks close down water rides after girl’s death, Connaught auditors fined £5m for misconduct, Report due soon into HK escalator accident, Manufacturing sector hitting record levels of health and safety fines 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

A window installer has been issued with the highest fine ever imposed under the Work Health & Safety Act in New South Wales, Australia. Read more – The Construction Index

Aldi recalls its Madagascan Vanilla Extract because of undeclared almonds. Read more – The Food Agency Standard

Drivers make biking an inherently risky form of commuting. These photos show just how risky–and how deadly cars can be. Read more – Fast Company

Secondary school pupils in parts of Wales are being told there will be no work experience for them this year, in a row over health and safety checks. Read more – BBC News

Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland close rides after Evha Jannath’s death following accident at Drayton Manor theme park. Read more – The Guardian

Sushi lovers are being warned of the dangers of ingesting parasites from raw and undercooked fish. Read more – BBC News

Hong Kong’s government has said that the investigation report into an escalator incident that injured 18 will be completed this month. Read more – The Construction Index

Accountancy firm PwC has been ‘severely reprimanded’ and fined £5m for misconduct in relation to its 2009 audit of housing maintenance firm Connaught. Read more – The construction Index

Three Britons have been injured – one seriously – after a helicopter apparently fell from a superyacht. Read more – BBC News

Wolverhampton construction workers tested for skin damage to help raise awareness of the risks & disease. Read more – BBC News

Are grandparents really a health and safety risk? Read more – The Telegraph

Manufacturing sector hitting record levels of health and safety fines. Read more – Global Manufacturing

And Finally…

An Electric Shock Could Keep Patients From Bleeding Out. Read more – Wired

Great news for construction: Britain’s builders are shaking off Brexit uncertainty and reporting booming demand. Read more – UK Business Insider

Avocados should carry warning labels following a rise in knife injuries from cutting into the fruit, a doctor has warned. Read more – BBC News

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