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Construction worker, 19, dies from electric shock

A construction worker, Mr Rocky Stoner, has been electrocuted on a construction project on a farm in Penn Township, Cass County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. The accident occurred on Thursday, May 23 on popular local Sparks Cedarlee Farms on Gards Prairie Road. Cass County Sheriff Richard J. Behnk said that Stoner, 19, of Marcellus, Michigan was holding a steel truss...

WHO Set To Mark 1st World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the inaugural World Food Safety Day with the theme “Food Safety, everyone’s business” would be celebrated on June 7, 2019. The organisation disclosed this in a statement shared on its website on Wednesday, May 22. According to the statement, the day would help in efforts to raise awareness on the role of food in...

140 NSCDC personnel trained on fire disaster management

The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has trained at least 140 personnel on fire disaster management. The training took place in Awka on Wednesday, May 22. State Commandant, Obiageli Obiagulu disclosed that before the Federal Government adopted the corps as a security agency, it used to be a voluntary organisation whose mandate was disaster management. She therefore...

Carbon monoxide: After Senate’s warning, 2 brothers die from generator fumes in Lagos

Two brothers have died after inhaling generator fumes in Lagos, barely a week after the Senate advised Nigerians to install carbon monoxide detectors in their vehicles, houses and offices. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Command, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed that the brothers died in the Ojota area of Lagos on Tuesday, May 21. He said that the brothers...

Company fined $210k, supervisor jailed after permanent disability to worker

fall from height
A Singaporean company, Ava Global Pte Ltd, has been fined $210,000 for contraventions of the country’s Workplace Safety and Health Act after a worker, Miah Jobayed, suffered permanent disability on the company’s site following a fall from height. A foreman with the company, Sarkar Mithun, was also sentenced to nine weeks imprisonment after he was convicted of negligence under the...

Taraba Govt Bans Use Of Polythene Bags

Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku
The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has announced a ban on the use of polythene and plastic bags and introduction of paper bags in the state. Ishaku announced this at the launch of the state’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy on Monday. The governor said that the new measure was introduced to promote a cleaner environment, adding that his administration...

FRSC Arrest 3000 For Using Phones While Driving

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi
“This bad driving behaviour has over the years led to several crashes that have resulted in wanton loss of lives and even permanent disabilities in some instances.

Collapsed buildings, road crashes, fire disasters dominate Kano fire service’s activities

The Kano State Fire Service says it received 52 distress calls bordering on collapsed buildings, road crashes, rescue and fire disasters within the last two weeks. Spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, made this known in the state capital, Kano on Thursday, May 16. According to Mohammed, 23 calls were received for fire emergencies, 24 for rescue and five false...

Okomu Oil’s ambition is to be recognised as benchmark for HSE in agric sector – MD

Okomu Oil
The Managing Director, Okomu Oil Palm Company, Dr Graham Hefer, says that the organisation’s commitment to Health, Safety and Environment has rubbed off positively on staff and visitors to the company. He said this at an event to commemorate the company’s HSE Week with the theme: “My HSE Culture: Be aware, be safe.” The event held at the company’s headquarters in...

(Photos): Tanker Catches Fire In Oke Afa, Burns Multiple Vehicles

Oke Afa fire
A petrol-laden tanker has erupted in flames in Oke-Afa in the Isolo area of Lagos on Tuesday morning, burning some commercial vehicles popularly called danfo to ashes. However, the casualty figure remains unknown. See photos Read Also: FRSC Calls For Implementation Of Laws Enforcing Safety On Roads
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