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Road traffic accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury in Scotland. Much more needs to be done to raise awareness of this fact and, as a consequence, prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place.As such, it can only help that former professional footballer Chris Tucker has stepped forward to share his experience of suffering brain injury in a 2012 car accident which occurred on the A96 in Moray.
Prosecutions for serious accidents at work in Scotland have almost doubled in just 12 months, according to newly released statistics from the Crown Office.According to the figures, there were 72 accident at work cases prosecuted in the courts, with 97% of these resulting in a conviction.
Winter is coming… and it is expected to be the most savage winter in more than 50 years. Meteorologists are warning that we could face months of heavy snowfall and icy arctic winds for several months starting as early as the end of the month. The crisis is sparked by the plummeting temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean which are the root cause.
Figures newly released by Transport Scotland show that more than two hundred people were killed in car accidents in Scotland in 2014, a 16 percent increase on the number killed in 2013.Worryingly, the same figures show that there was also an increase in the numbers of serious personal injuries caused by car accidents in Scotland during the year, with the figure for this type of casualty rising by two per cent to 1,699.
At the heart of the matter there is a role, and a constitutional requirement, for a legislature to act as a check and balance on the power of the executive.Throughout the debate in the 1990s, and the various strands involved in the constitutional convention there was great hope, in the creation of the Scottish Parliament, of a “new politics” and a “modern parliament”.
Concern over the personal injury risks posed by accidents in the Borders led Police Scotland to this week work alongside a number of bodies, including Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and NFU Scotland, in order to try and address the issue.The drive, which was called the Farm Fire Safety and Crime Prevention Event, placed especial focus on preventing fire-related agricultural workplace accidents in the Borders, and was available to a range of employers, landowners and interested parties working in and around the farming industry in the Scottish Borders.
The summer holiday season is now well and truly over. 200 million passengers will have gone through UK airports this year. Most people are only on an aeroplane once or twice a year. However, cabin crew often fly numerous trips per day. Each one of them will suffer a “fume event” during their career. A fume event is exposure to toxic fumes from the aircraft engine. These occur in 1 flight in 100.
It is clear that more needs to be done to screen high risk groups in Scotland for asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.This fact should be underlined by the predictions of Clydeside Action on Asbestos, which says that deaths from asbestos-related diseases in Scotland will peak this year.