Entries by Rebecca Lambert

Boy, 5, left with finger ‘hanging off’ after self-closing door at Costa Coffee traps his hand

Toby Hazzard with his dad James. Toby had his finger severed off by a door in Costa Coffee. A five-year-old boy was left ‘uncontrollably screaming’ in pain when his finger was almost completely severed by a self-closing door in Costa Coffee in Weston. Costa Coffee in Weston-super-Mare, where Toby Hazzard’s finger was almost completely severed […]

Investigation after man seriously injured at city bus depot

Locator of the Stagecoach depot on Hillview Road, Aberdeen. Picture by Kami Thomson An investigation has been launched after a transport worker was seriously injured in an incident at a Stagecoach depot. The alarm was raised at around 5.40am yesterday at the firm’s north Scotland base in Hillview Road, Tullos. It is understood the 64-year-old, […]

Girl, 10, injured as banqueting suite ceiling collapses

The scene inside the Al Miraj Banqueting Suites after part of the glass ceiling collapsed  A 10-year-old girl was treated for a minor facial injury caused by glass after part of the ceiling of a banqueting suite collapsed. West Midlands Ambulance Service said hundreds of people were inside the venue in Small Heath, Birmingham, which […]

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Oil drum safety alert after death of worker

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been urged to issue an immediate safety alert about the opening of empty oil drums, because a young apprentice was killed in a workplace explosion. Cork City Coroner’s Court was told yesterday that Donal Scanlon, 21, of Clashmore, Co Waterford, a second-year apprentice at B&C Services, based at […]

Police and HSE probe two separate farming deaths

Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating after two people were killed in farming-related activities in the run-up to Farm Safety Week. Devon and Cornwall Police say they are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man on Tuesday (18 July). Emergency services were called to the scene in Pitts Cross, Shebbear, following reports […]

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Jury cannot conclude Norwich factory workers Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy were unlawfully killed

Steve Kidd, managing director of Harford Attachments, left. Picture: Dominic Gilbert A jury has been told they cannot conclude factory workers Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy were killed unlawfully as they retire at the conclusion of the two week inquest into their deaths. 28-year-old Daniel Timbers (left) and 56-year-old Barry Joy (right). Picture: Norfolk Police […]

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Scandal of the mental health wards that aren’t safe enough for patients

The Care Quality Commission said 40% of NHS services rated as either “requires improvement” or “inadequate” on safety NHS mental health wards are often unsafe, a regulator says (Image: PA) Two in five mental health wards are not safe enough for patients, a shock report warns today. The Care Quality Commission said 40% of NHS services […]

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Murdered by the state: Parents of seven-year-old boy who contracted Aids after being given blood the authorities knew could be infected say their son was given a ‘death sentence’

Colin Smith died aged seven in 1990 after contracting HIV and Hepatitis C He was diagnosed with haemophilia, where blood doesn’t clot properly, as baby Parents Colin Snr and Janet, from Newport, say son was given ‘death sentence’ Theresa May announced an inquiry into blood contamination scandal last week  Colin and Janet Smith are sitting at […]