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Man dies in tram accident in St Kilda

A MAN who died after he became wedged between a tram and platform in St Kilda may have been intoxicated.
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India: 25 Children Die After Eating School Meal

India: 25 Children Die After Eating School Meal | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
As dozens of children remain ill in hospital and angry protests erupt, it is feared the lunches contained poisonous chemicals.
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Train crash kills 6, injures tens in Paris suburb

Train crash kills 6, injures tens in Paris suburb | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
At least six people are dead and more than 20 are injured after a train crash in the Paris suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge on Friday afternoon. Michel Fuzeau, prefect of the Essone region where the crash took place, told reporters ...
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Improved designs and technologies welcome a 'new era of airships'

Improved designs and technologies welcome a 'new era of airships' | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Improved designs and technologies welcome a 'new era of airships' NBCNews.com (blog) They can boast multiple lobes, and include Hybrid Air Vehicles' AIRLANDER 50 and AeroVehicles' AeroCat, as well as the Lockheed Martin LMZ1M design recently...
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Truck driver quizzed after Moscow crash kills 18

Truck driver quizzed after Moscow crash kills 18 | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

Truck driver quizzed after Moscow crash kills 18. The driver -- an Armenian citizen who had been repeatedly warned this year for traffic violations -- survived the crash is in "satisfactory" condition in hospital, which "allows the...

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Coroner's Report ... "unspeakable tragedy" of deadly pink batts scheme

ACTING Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he would be happy to apologise directly to the families of victims who were killed as a result of the government's home insulation scheme.
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The coroner's report is only first step ... I hope the 'truth' is revealed so that further learning can occur!  Copy of Qld Coroner report can be found at http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/203374/cif-fuller-mj-barnes-rk-sweeney-ms-20130704.pdf

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7 other commerical airliners that crashed on approach

7 other commerical airliners that crashed on approach | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
A number of major commercial airliners have crashed while landing or on approach at airports around the globe. Below is a list of some of the most notable crashes in recent years:
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Rail alternative: Pipeline delays mean more oil trekked by train – how safe is it?

Rail alternative: Pipeline delays mean more oil trekked by train – how safe is it? | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
What happens if you stop a pipeline? Economic catastrophe, say some. Environmental salvation, others argue. But so far, one of the most immediate impacts of delayed or stymied pipelines is more oil schlepped by other methods.
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Vintage plane crashes outside Madrid at aerobatics show (VIDEO)

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An air show featuring aerial acrobatics and vintage aircraft has ended in tragedy near Madrid as a stunt plane crashed into buildings. A pilot sustained severe injuries and reportedly died in hospital.
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Experts: Plane design key to surviving crashes

Experts: Plane design key to surviving crashes | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Aviation safety experts say passengers were able to survive the Asiana crash in San Francisco because of how planes have been strengthened in response to previous crashes.
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Quebec ...oil train derailment

Quebec ...oil train derailment | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Officials say two more bodies were discovered overnight after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a town's center. That br...
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Asiana Airlines plane crashes at San Francisco airport

Asiana Airlines plane crashes at San Francisco airport | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
THE teenage girls who died in the Asiana Airlines disaster have been identifed as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16, from China's eastern Zhejiang province.
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Qantas crew lost location while landing in Canberra: ATSB

Qantas crew lost location while landing in Canberra: ATSB - ABC Online http://t.co/rEQ9tlkJ13 #Canberra #Queanbey
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Highway 101 to Shut Down for Accident Investigation

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Highway 101 to Shut Down for Accident Investigation .. A portion of Highway 101 will be shut down late Wednesday night to allow for follow-up investigation of a series of accidents that sent four people to the hospital and led to one...

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Human error ruled out in train derailment near Paris

Human error has been ruled out by France's transport minister and the focus of the investigation is on a detached piece of metal in a switching joint on the tracks.
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Officials Confirm Teen Hit By Fire Truck After Asiana Airlines Crash

Officials Confirm Teen Hit By Fire Truck After Asiana Airlines Crash | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
And now, more horrible news in the aftermath of the Asiana Airlines Flight 124 disaster: authorities in San Francisco say that a fire truck did, in fact, strike one of the two teenage girls who died in the crash.
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Investigators: Latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Not Caused by ...

Investigators: Latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Not Caused by ... | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Britain's version of the NTSB—the Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB)—put it this way in a statement: There has been extensive heat damage in the upper portion of the rear fuselage, a complex part of the aircraft, ...
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Bus, truck crash in Moscow

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A crash involving a bus carrying children and a large truck in a Moscow suburb killed 14 people Saturday.

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How government freed itself of liability in insulation deaths

How government freed itself of liability in insulation deaths | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Haste led the government to skimp on safety procedures in its 2009-10 home insulation programme.
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Arizona Wildfire that Killed 19 is 80 Percent Contained

By Brad Poole
PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - An Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters is 80 percent contained, though hundreds of evacuated residents are still unable to return home, fire...
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Seconds before crash, passengers knew they were too low

Seconds before crash, passengers knew they were too low | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was seconds away from landing when the passengers sensed something horribly amiss. (Flight recorders recovered from San Francisco crash site, NTSB says.
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NTSB investigators conduct first site assessment

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NTSB investigators conduct first site assessment of #Asiana214 in S.F. http://t.co/HakLNtYkwQ
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NTSB to look at black boxes, pilot navigation system in investigation of deadly San Francisco plane crash

NTSB to look at black boxes, pilot navigation system in investigation of deadly San Francisco plane crash | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
BREAKING NEWS: Asiana Airlines flight crashes while landing at San Francisco airport, Fox News confirms.  (NTSB looking at black boxes, shutdown of pilot navigation system in probe of deadly San Francisco plane #crash:
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NTSB urges new air traffic control procedures after 5 near collisions involving airliners

WASHINGTON — Five near collisions — four of them last year — involving airliners that aborted landings prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to call Monday for changes in air traffic control procedures.
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Pilot, wingwalker practiced before air show crash near Dayton, Ohio: NTSB

Pilot, wingwalker practiced before air show crash near Dayton, Ohio: NTSB | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
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Pilot, wingwalker practiced before air show crash near Dayton, Ohio: NTSB
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Pilot, wingwalker practiced before air show crash near Dayton, Ohio: NTSB. Thursday, July 04, 2013.
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