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Legal proceedings following asbestos death

Residents of Essex may be familiar with the dangers of working with asbestos and the latent health risks that exposure to dust and particles from the material pose. The widow of a painter and decorator who died of mesothelioma two years ago believes that his cancer may have been caused by his exposu....

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Father dies from asbestos exposure

Fifty years ago asbestos was commonly used by construction companies in Essex and across England, and the damaging effects of exposure to that material are still being seen today. Two building companies have paid out over £120,000 to the family of a builder who died in April 2013, at the age of 84,....

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Audit shows many hospital patients are sent home too early

Essex residents may be interested to learn about some of the findings from a recent audit of hospital patient care. According to statistics from health authorities and trusts, there is a growing problem of patients being discharged from the hospital too early. Often, these discharged patients are ....

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Colchester Hospital worst in England for ‘never’ incidents

Residents in Harlow may be shocked to hear that Colchester Hospital Trust was rated the worst in England for 'never' incidents over the past year. The Trust runs Essex County Hospital and Colchester General Hospital. A representative for the Trust defended the 'no blame' policy within the organisati....

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Over 4.8 million toys recalled in 2014 in the U.S. and Canada

Parents in Harlow may be aware that some toys can be hazardous for their children. The U.S.-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, a consumer group, has claimed that the product recalls of at least seventeen toys in the U.S. and Canada affected over 4.8 million individual units. W.A.T.C.H. held a....

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Does it matter who is responsible for diffuse mesothelioma?

When most people think of workplace accidents, the first thing they think of is a fall, a car accident, or an incident with heavy machinery. It's very important to remember that not all accidents are this dramatic, and small mistakes could lead to even more drastic health complications over time. ....

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Fatal workplace accidents: Worker dies after wall collapse

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have initiated a joint investigation to determine what happened in a recent construction accident death in Leyton. Reportedly, a young man suffered fatal injuries while working to renovate a shop on a recent Tuesday. However, it is not yet known exactly how....

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Misdiagnosis of breast cancer

Women in Harlow and across the UK may be interested in learning some of the particulars involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. If a patient has noticed any changes to their breasts, it may be prudent to see a physician. The process of diagnosing and treating breast cancer will ....

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Legal intoxicating substances may kill

Residents in Harlow may have heard in the news recently about the health hazards connected with 'legal highs'. These substances have become readily available to young people and, according to a detective superintendent from the Hertfordshire safeguarding command, the dangers posed by them can includ....

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Scaffold collapse injures 2 workers

People living or working in Harlow may have heard of the incident that occurred in Essex when two builders were injured after a scaffolding staircase collapsed. This accident occurred on March 23 in Chelmsford. Essex police were called to the scene at 11.15 a.m. after receiving reports that a scaffo....

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Spinal cord injuries

Residents of Harlow, and the surrounding areas, may be interested in information regarding whiplash injuries. The effects of the injury can extend beyond the pain and trauma of the incident itself. People suffering from whiplash could find that they are unable to carry on with their normal dai....

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Worker injured by forklift truck

Residents in Harlow may have heard reports of an incident involving a worker at the Plumbase store in Cambridgeshire. The workplace accident involved a forklift truck and left the man needing hospital treatment. The incident occurred in the warehouse of the Ely branch store on Feb. 26 at ap....

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