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T&TEC contractor killed in cave-in

A 35-year-old man working for the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) was killed yesterday after boulders and dirt fell on him as he was laying underground ducts at Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

Another worker attached to a contractor working for T&TEC was injured when…


Added by Carlstien on January 10, 2012 at 1:08 — No Comments

Father of 4 Crushed to death

Father of 4 crushed to death

Newsday By STACY MOORE Wednesday, November 23 2011

Chandradath Ramsaroop, 55, of Sewlal Trace, Fyzabad died instantly after the wheel of a trailer truck rolled over his head. Ramsaroop was employed with the Inland and Offshore Company Ltd (IOCL) located at South Oroupouche. According to reports, the incident occurred shortly after midday. Reports said Ramsaroop was in the process of securing pipes on a truck when he fell off, landed on the ground and…


Added by Carlstien on November 23, 2011 at 21:52 — No Comments

HSE Supervisor killed by forklift

Health & Safety supervisor killed by accident at company

By STACY MOORE Newsday Wednesday, December 1 2010

GRIEF: Shelly Ramjohnsingh, is being assisted by relatives after she collapsed at the front of the Accident and Emergency Department of the San Fernan...

A Health and Safety supervisor with 35 years service at the steel and wire company, Trinco, met an untimely death yesterday while on duty at the company at Reform Village, near Williamsville.

Roy… Continue

Added by Carlstien on December 2, 2010 at 21:44 — No Comments

Contractor Busted for selling OSHA cards

Queens contractor busted for selling bogus safety certificates

BY Brian Kates


Friday, June 25th 2010, 4:00 AM

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A Queens contractor was busted Thursday for selling dozens of bogus safety certificates needed by hardhats to work on most construction projects, prosecutors said.

Junior Lewis, owner of Jule… Continue

Added by Carlstien on July 4, 2010 at 0:14 — No Comments

Machine operator loses left leg in plant accident

Newsday By RHONDOR DOWLAT Friday, January 8 2010

PAPER MILL: The plant of Trinidad Tissues Limited in Malabar, Arima, where operator Anand Parag lost his left leg yesterday.

A 21-YEAR-OLD employee lost his left leg yesterday when he slipped into a machine at a toilet paper manufacturing plant at O’Meara Industrial Estate in Arima.

After spending 90 minutes trapped in the machine, operator Anand Parag of Biche was freed after fire officials from the Arima Fire… Continue

Added by Carlstien on January 8, 2010 at 22:22 — No Comments

HSE case involving accidental gun discharge

Folks remember there is not such thing as an "accidental gun discharge"

Policeman in court over gun blunder

United Kingdom - Posted Tue, 09 Jun 2009

A police firearms instructors and his chief constable are due to appear in court charged with health and safety breaches after a civilian was accidentally shot through the stomach.

Control room worker Keith Tilbury was in a classroom with 10 colleagues at Thames Valley Police headquarters in Kidlington,… Continue

Added by Carlstien on June 16, 2009 at 22:02 — No Comments

Migrant worker Electrocuted

Migrant worker electrocuted after firm ignored power-line warning - Safety & Health Practitioner - 04/06/2009

A Polish agricultural worker was electrocuted after metal poles he was carrying came into contact with overhead power lines.

Gerard Faltynowski, 26, was working as part of the ‘tunnel squad’ for a soft fruit farming company in July 2006. He and 11 other migrant workers were erecting a polytunnel on farm land near Blairgowrie,… Continue

Added by Carlstien on June 10, 2009 at 13:33 — No Comments

Urgent Job Opportunity

We have URGENT job opportunities for safety officers and managers. Interested

candidates may consider the following requirements:


Experience 5 years experience in the field of safety



Should not be over 50 years old. The ideal candidate

should possess relevant professional/industry

qualifications. Experience in the construction industry is

preferable. Relevant certifications will be a plus.… Continue

Added by Carlstien on June 3, 2009 at 1:16 — No Comments

Managing asbestos

IOSH Article - Best practice: managing asbestos

The UK now has the highest death rate from mesothelioma in the world. This shocking statistic was revealed in a recent HSE report showing that mesothelioma killed 1,740 men and 316 women in the UK in 2006. In this feature, Connect reminds readers what they need to do if they’re involved in managing buildings.

What is asbestos?

The three most common types of asbestos usually found in buildings are chrysotile (white),… Continue

Added by Carlstien on June 2, 2009 at 2:46 — No Comments

Importance of Securing Hazardous Chemicals

Folks remember all things are poisons. Think about dosage by time.

Toddler dies from drinking hairspray

Trinidad Express - South Bureau

Tuesday, May 12th 2009

A curious toddler who unscrewed a cover and drank from a bottle of hairspray died at the San Fernando General Hospital last week.

Little Tyrique Scipio was playing with the bottle in a bedroom at his mother's home at Emerald Drive, Couva, when he drank the liquid last Wednesday.… Continue

Added by Carlstien on May 13, 2009 at 0:01 — 2 Comments

Corporate manslaughter

First prosecution under new corporate manslaughter legislation announced 24/04/2009 - Article from UK safety & Health.

A Cotswolds firm and one of its directors will be the first to be prosecuted under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMA), the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

The CPS has authorised a charge of corporate manslaughter against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd, of Birdlip in Gloucestershire, in relation to the death of… Continue

Added by Carlstien on April 29, 2009 at 0:42 — 4 Comments

This is a reminder of Trinidad & Tobago Chineses workers

I have seen this in Trinidad & Tobago where the immigrant chinese workers sleep in overcrowded cramped construction sites sheds.

A construction contractor put the safety of five Polish workers at risk by allowing them to sleep on a site with flammable materials present, a court heard.

Principal contractor, Asaad Al-Helu was undertaking construction work at a site in Hull. The premises contained flammable materials, such as wood and rubbish, and an unsafe electrical… Continue

Added by Carlstien on April 8, 2009 at 4:28 — 1 Comment

Importance of HazCom

Girl Drinks Hydrochloric Acid

by Associated Press

Published: February 19 2009 - 9:46 am Last Updated: February 19 2009 - 4:50 pm

WEAVER, Ala. (AP) - An 11-year-old Calhoun County girl is listed

in critical condition today after picking up a soda bottle while

playing outside her home and drinking a liquid that turned out to

be hydrochloric acid used to make methamphetamine.

Weaver police said meth labs were found Wednesday in a nearby

camper where… Continue

Added by Carlstien on February 20, 2009 at 23:47 — 1 Comment


osha psm.ppt

Added by Carlstien on November 1, 2008 at 6:56 — 1 Comment

Heat stress training for Women

heat stress training_for_women[1].ppt

Added by Carlstien on November 1, 2008 at 6:53 — No Comments

Fire Fighting

Fire safety Pro-Gen gerogia tech.ppt

Added by Carlstien on November 1, 2008 at 6:51 — No Comments

blood borne Pathogens


Added by Carlstien on November 1, 2008 at 6:44 — No Comments

Accident with Backhoe


Added by Carlstien on November 1, 2008 at 6:38 — No Comments

Engineer Was Texting Seconds Before Train Wreck

By Patricia Resende

October 2, 2008 12:56PM

Text messaging may have claimed the lives of 25 people, while injuring 135, investigators say. Robert Sanchez, the driver of a Los Angeles Metrolink commuter train that crashed head-on with a freight locomotive, may have been text messaging seconds before the fatal crash, according to subpoenaed reports from Verizon Wireless. Records show the driver had received a text at 4:21.03 p.m. and sent a text at 4:22.01 p.m. The two trains… Continue

Added by Carlstien on October 6, 2008 at 16:57 — No Comments

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