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In January last year the worker was installing plant and equipment at Silver Fern Farms' Te Aroha freezing works following significant earlier fire damage. The man fell through a void on the first floor in which a service lift was to be installed...
53 PM Text Size: tool goes here California hospital emergency rooms have been flooded in recent years with older adults injured after falling, and deaths related to falls among seniors are rising, too. From 2000 to 2010, the number of Californians
Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment assessed more than 1,600 construction sites in 2012 as part of the Preventing Falls from Height project, which aims to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by falls in the
Every year, one in three adults 65 or older falls at least once...Falls also often lead to fractures of the spine, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm and hand...Hip fractures, in particular, also can increase the risk for early death.
The Christchurch District Court heard today that The Fletcher Construction Company Limited employee was working to remove beams that were being cut away and then lifted out by a crane. He fell nearly three metres from a ladder resting against a beam.
Nelson sawmiller fined after worker injury Lesley Deverall, Newstalk ZB December 5, 2012, 3:53 pm A Nelson-based sawmilling company has been fined $52,500 and ordered to pay reparations to a worker seriously injured when he fell four metres onto a
December 3, 2012 The Hindu Walking daily and housework can help keep illnesses at bay Photo: N. Sridharan When an elderly person has a fall, it could possibly spell the beginning of the end. But if the person picks up where she left off before the
79-year-old Keith Ford has his sway response tested Not much fun and games: Callum uses a playstation controller to give mild electric shocks to the nerve behind the ears that carries balance signals to the brain A second test involves strapping a
Fletcher Construction faces sentencing next month after admitting failing to ensure the safety of an employee who was seriously injured in a fall on the Hotel Grand Chancellor demolition site in central Christchurch. The man fell about 2.8 metres
The free, seven-week community health initiative, called Stepping On, teaches people 65 and older how to improve their balance and strength, and helps them assess home modifications. Falling causes 95 percent of hip fractures in older adults and is