Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Companies Need Accident Policies; in Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Companies Need Accident Policies; in Brief

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EMPLOYERS need to plan ahead to meet the challenges of coping with accidents at work, safety experts said today. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) said about 250 workers and 100 members of the public were killed in occupational accidents in the UK each year.

Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser with RoSPA, said: "Tragic as they nearly always are, accidents also represent unique opportunities for organisational safety change."

Car attacked on way to funeral

A FUNERAL limousine taking mourners to a cemetery was attacked by missile-throwing yobs, police said today. The black car was part of a funeral procession following a hearse towards Widnes Cemetery in Cheshire. As it passed a gang of four or five teenage boys, one of them hurled a piece of wood which shattered the windscreen.

Nobody was hurt, but a Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman said the mourners were left "extremely distressed".

Public lavatory sold for [pounds sterling]35,000

A FORMER public lavatory block has been sold for [pounds sterling]35,000. …

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