Posts tagged as deaths

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

Monday, September 16, 2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. Cuomo said vaping was dangerous and that he was concerned fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes were leading young people to get hooked on nicotine. “These are obviously targeted to young people and highly…

U.S. Marine dies of injuries in Australian training accident

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

U.S. Marine has died after being hurt in a vehicle accident during training exercises in northern Australia, the Marine Corps said on Wednesday. About 2,500 U.S. Marines are stationed in the tropical city of Darwin, strategically located on the coastal doorstep of neighbouring Indonesia, as part of an annual rotation programme that began in 2011. Lance Corporal Hans Sandoval-Pereyra died on Tuesday after being hurt in the vehicle accident at…

Number of deaths in workplace accidents in Latvia twice as high as in EU

Monday, April 1, 2019

In Latvia, the number of fatalities resulting from workplace accidents is twice as high as the European Union’s average figure, Renars Lusis, head of the State Labor Inspectorate, said at the launch of a work safety campaign Thursday. In 2018, the number of deaths in occupational accidents rose by 20 percent from a year before, Lusis said, adding that this is a trend Latvia should be worried about. Analysis of…