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Inspectors concerned about hospital standards

Inspectors have raised concerns following a recent inspection of Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.  The hospital had been provided with a set of nine requirements to address following an unannounced Healthcare Environment Inspectorate visit earlier ...
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Fife Council Fined for Gas Leak

A gas leak that put workers and the public at risk has resulted in Fife Council being fined £24,000. Homes, businesses and a primary school had to be evacuated when Council employees carrying out drainage works struck an underground gas pipe in 2010....
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Foundry Accident Leads to £10,000 Fine

A Stirlingshire firm has been heavily fined for serious Health & Safety breaches after a worker's legs were crushed by a one tonne mould.The injury occurred when a worker, with more than 35 years of experience, was using an overhead crane to lift...
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Shelter fined over saw injury

The largest shelter for horses and donkeys in Scotland has been fined after a volunteer lost part of his hand in a saw accident.  Mountain Animal Sanctuary Trust has been fined a total of £6,000 for breaching health and safety regulations. ...
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Aberdeen Firms Fined for Worker's Serious Fall Through Floor

Two construction firms based in Aberdeen have been fined for serious safety failings after a worker fell and fractured his spine in several places.The worker had been replacing a floorboard over a hole in the first floor of a hotel in Aberdeen when h...
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Inquiry date for farmer death

A fatal accident inquiry has been scheduled following the death of a farmer in Dumfries and Galloway.  The 62-year-old livestock farmer, Willie Davidson, had been working at Poldean Farm near Moffat when the accident happened in January of last ...
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1,000 injured in Scotland’s crumbling schools

Over the last year, around 1,000 staff members and pupils have suffered injuries as a result of the poor structural condition of Scotland’s schools.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received more than 600 reports of accidents involving pup...
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Several schools walls cordoned off following death

Following the death of 12-year-old schoolgirl Keane Wallis-Bennett, multiple walls have been cordoned off around Edinburgh believed to be structurally unstable.  Keane was fatally injured after a freestanding wall collapsed and crushed her at Li...
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Paralysed artist pays £180 a week for care on NHS hospital ward

A man who is paralysed from the neck down has to pay £180 a week to receive care on an NHS hospital ward after his living allowance benefit was cut.  Edward Rainey (52) has suffered with paralysis since 1984 when he was involved in a swimming ac...
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Ex Driving Instructor Turned Child Carer Hit Girl With Car

61-year-old Carol McGlone has lost her driving licence after hitting a six-year-old girl with her car in May 2013.  The former driving instructor turned child-minder was on her way to work when the accident happened, hitting the young girl and k...
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Family plan to sue NHS after major care failures

The family of a woman who has been left with serious brain damage after doctors mistakenly turned off her life-support machine is planning to sue the NHS for damages of £5million.  It has been speculated that this could be one of the biggest com...
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Compensation conditions to be broadened

Personal injury lawyers are currently pressing to broaden the conditions under which psychiatric patients are compensated.  It is widely believed that the current test is far too restrictive, and that those suffering with mental injury are not f...
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Investment allows positive improvements in NHS

Following concerns about how the NHS was coping with the additional pressure of winter, newly released figures have found some positive improvements.  Figures have revealed a large drop in the amount of time patients have to spend in A&E.&nb...
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Health staff under immense pressure

A leading medic has warned that Scotland’s health staff are under “almost intolerable pressure” as a result of cuts in hospital beds, extreme staff shortages and ever increasing hospital admissions.  Health secretary Alex Neil defended this, say...
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Childminder banned following baby injury

Police are currently investigating an accident whereby a 14-month-old boy was found with severe head injuries at the Edinburgh home of his childminder.  Halima Nassif, from Limefield, has had an “emergency condition” placed on her by the Care In...
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Glasgow pothole problems reduced significantly

A recent report by Glasgow City Council has found that the number of complaints made by the public concerning potholes is currently the lowest it has been in years.  Over the last year alone, Glasgow City Council has injected a total of £5.3m in...
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E.coli cases linked to glasgow’s hydro

Seven people have fallen ill with the potentially fatal E.coli O157 infection, which health officials believe could be linked to the food served at The Hydro.  NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said that an investigation is currently underway, but r...
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Drop in compensation claims within teaching profession

Scotland’s largest teaching union has recognised a decline in compensation claims made by those in the teaching profession in 2013.  With numerous accidents occurring in the teaching profession every year, the Educational Institute of Scotland s...
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Hillwalker survives 800ft fall

A 25-year-old hillwalker has survived a fall of around 800ft from a cliff edge in the Cairngorms. Ollie Daniel had been trekking in the Coire Sputan Dearg area on Sunday when he fell through the snow off a steep cliff.  He and two other men, inc...
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Super Puma “fell like a torpedo”

An accident inquiry has been launched after sixteen men died in a helicopter crash in the North Sea.  One eyewitness of the accident said that the Super Puma helicopter “fell like a torpedo” through the sky, with the rotor blades coming down sev...
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