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OZ : Workplace death leads to manslaughter charge

Police have charged a man after a worker died following an incident on a Springfield Lakes construction site earlier this year. A 24-year-old Yarrabilba man, Neil Edward Norris, was on Tuesday charged with one count of manslaughter following Workplace Health and Safety investigations. Just before 2p [...]

Workplace Accident Statistics – Twenty people killed in farm accidents last year

Health and Safety report shows 45 people died in workplace incidents in 2016 Twenty people were killed in accidents on Irish farms last year, more than double the number of workplace fatalities in any other sector. The number of workplace fatalities in the agricultural sector is up from 18 recorded [...]

Co Tyrone councillor injured in forklift workplace accident

A Castlederg Sinn Féin councillor remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident involving a forklift and metal cage. Kieran McGuire (40) from Aghyaran was transferred to an Intensive Care Unit at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry after undergoing surgery for a broken ankle [...]

IBM world-record breakthrough lets us hold 330TB in the palm of our hand

As we strive to find ways to store vast amounts of data into smaller and smaller spaces, IBM has just managed to put 330TB into the palm of our hand. In collaboration with Sony Storage Media Solutions, IBM has managed to create a tiny storage cartridge with 330TB of capacity. To do so, it used one o [...]

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Galway firm fined €22,500 after fatal workplace incident

A Galway company has been fined a total of €22,500 after pleading guilty to breaches of health and safety regulations, following the death of an employee in 2015. Forde Dismantlers Limited is based in Corrandulla, Co Galway. The charge against the firm was brought after an investigation by the Healt [...]

National Broadband Plan could bring 2,600 jobs to rural Ireland

Universal rural broadband connectivity in Ireland would generate 2,600 new direct and indirect jobs, Engineers Ireland has claimed. In its latest report – ‘The State of Ireland 2017 – A Review of Infrastructure in Ireland’ – Engineers Ireland also calls on the Irish Government to establish a single [...]

UK : Firm fined £120k for ignoring HAVS

An engineering firm has been fined £120,000 after telling a welder to keep working despite complaining of sore hands from vibrating tools. Newfield Fabrications Co Ltd was prosecuted for failing to manage the risk of employees using hand held power tools experiencing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAV [...]

Irishman in critical condition after workplace accident in Australia

An Irishman has sustained critical injuries following a fall at a construction site in Australia. The man fell several stories from scaffolding at a site in Surfers Paradise near Brisbane. Witnesses reportedly saw him fall about 20 metres (65 feet) before landing on concrete. He has been transported [...]

UK : Botched lift spilled scaffold fittings

Two construction companies have been fined after a woman was struck by scaffolding fittings dropped from a crane. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane in Queen Mothers Square, Poundbury, Dorchester when an attachment holding 500 scaffolding [...]