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Government regulator left inspections of fatal ride up to Dreamworld

ABC News Michael Atkin 16 August 2018

Queensland Government safety inspectors did not personally inspect, review or audit the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld for almost seven years prior to the accident in 2016 that killed four people. 171 more words

Forensic Pathology

Sliding Toward Disaster

On August 7, 2016, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated on a water slide at Schlitterbahn, a water park in Kansas City, Kansas. Not just any slide: the world’s tallest water slide. 306 more words

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Dreamworld Inquest - compilation

Dreamworld ride had ‘rat’s nest’ of wiring before fatal accident, inquest told
ABC News Ellie Sibson 29 June 2018
A coronial inquest into the deaths of four people at Dreamworld has heard there was a “rat’s nest” of wiring at the Thunder River Rapids ride control panel that could have led to dangerous malfunctions. 237 more words

Forensic Pathology

The Consumer Product Safety Act: A Legal Analysis

The Consumer Product Safety Act: A Legal AnalysisCongressional Research Service, Library of Congress. David H. Carpenter. April 24, 2018

 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) was established in 1972 by the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) “to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products.” The CPSC is empowered to meet this objective through a blend of consumer monitoring, research, investigations, safety standard-setting, and enforcement powers. 140 more words

United States

Back off, Trump!

Trade war. Sounds scary. And it is. As a Canadian dairy farmer, my farm and family is directly in the crosshairs in this fight. That cold sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs has returned yet again as we wait to hear what the future holds for us. 595 more words

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Cylinder Re-circulation Model to Ensure Safety and Security in LPG Sector

Chief Executive of Officer (CEO) of National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mr. Hassan Tampuli, has stated that safety and security of the country with respect to the LPG sector cannot be entrusted to the goodwill of others. 564 more words

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Coroner calls for stricter safety guidelines, better training for Queensland's diving industry

ABC News Tara Cassidy 30 May 2018

The scuba-diving deaths of two tourists in the Whitsundays could have been avoided if better training for beginners was provided, a central Queensland coroner says. 124 more words

Forensic Pathology