News / UK and world by Press Association September 11, 2018, 5:09 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A 77-year-old bus driver who smashed into a supermarket, killing a passenger and a pedestrian, was involved in four crashes in the previous three years, a jury has heard. Kailash Chander, whose “erratic” driving meant he had also been referred to the Midland Red bus firm’s in-house driving school, ploughed into a Sainsbury’s store after allegedly pressing the accelerator instead of his foot-brake. Birmingham Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of the front of the double-decker narrowly missing a crowd of pedestrians as it went “full-throttle” for almost 82 metres, careering into the shop’s canopy. Jurors were told Chander, a former mayor of Leamington Spa, had racked up more than 80 hours behind the wheel in the week leading up to the accident in Coventry city centre in 2015. Bus … [Read more...] about Fatal crash bus driver involved in four previous incidents, court told
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By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — A Massachusetts woman, serving her third day as a crossing guard, was killed Thursday afternoon when she was hit by a car, Western Mass News reported. >> Read more trending news Michele Barrows, 67, was working near Bowles Elementary School in Springfield when she was hit by a car around 3 p.m. She was helping students cross the street when she was hit, police said.“The front windshield was busted bad," Raisa Olivo of Springfield told Western Mass News. “It was just sad, it was crazy.”Barrows’ daughter, Annette Barrows Brinegar, witnessed the incident. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Palm Beach County mugshots: Arrest photos from Palm Beach County 2 Miami Dolphins cut roster to 53; Here's their team for 2018 season 3 Florida man accused of shooting at home after woman … [Read more...] about Massachusetts crossing guard killed on 3rd day at work
Residents at a state-run center in Pueblo for the severely intellectually disabled were subjected to sexual assaults and ongoing physical abuse and neglect from 2012 to early 2016. Incidents ranging from patient discomfort to more severe allegations of abuse were reported at a rate of about 150 each month to the center’s staff during that time, according to federal records. In the end, just two staff members were charged criminally and only one was convicted. That was for the petty offense of making too much noise. At least 12 cases were investigated by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. Eight employees were fired. The reasons that so few faced criminal sanctions range from difficulty prosecuting cases in which the victims are mute and incapacitated to a reluctance on the part of co-workers to testify against one another. But a review by The Denver Post also found significant miscues in how police work initially was handled. State officials have conceded … [Read more...] about Only one staff member convicted after thousands of incident complaints at Pueblo center for disabled
It started with a passenger refusing to give up his seat aboard a Sunday evening United Express flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Louisville, Ky., last April to make room for airline employees.Within 24 hours, cellphone video of the bloodied 69-year-old man being dragged down the aisle had gone viral, sparking outrage worldwide and embroiling United Airlines in one of the worst public relations crises in its history.Legislators hauled executives from United and other airlines to Capitol Hill and threatened new regulations. United CEO Oscar Munoz promised a “culture shift” and a list of policy changes, including additional employee training and limiting use of law enforcement on aircraft to safety and security issues. Other airlines chimed in with plans to limit problems resulting from overbooking.A year later, airlines have followed through on promises to help prevent some of the worst experiences passengers can have while flying. But the … [Read more...] about It’s been a year since Dr. David Dao was dragged off a United flight. Here’s how flying has changed, and how it hasn’t.
HCM City plans to launch action month on occupational safety and health in May. — VNS Photo Ngọc DiệpViet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City plans to launch an action-month for occupational safety and health in May as part of the city’s effort to raise public awareness about the issues. Speaking at a meeting held in the city on April 5, Nguyễn Quốc Việt, a representative of the city’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said an opening ceremony would be held on May 6 with an exhibition displaying 80 photos on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1 from May 6-15. The department plans to create 10 videos on occupational safety, health and will strengthen labour safety and hygiene training at local businesses. Enterprises have been asked to reduce workplace pollution and the incidence of occupational diseases. They have also been asked to undertake inspections of explosion-prevention methods … [Read more...] about HCM City names May as occupational safety and health month