2017: General Discussion

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...machinery.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailUK

"Alton Towers hit with fresh health and safety investigation as worker is hurt using machinery and taken to hospital"

As the 2017 season approaches the medias vendetta against Alton Towers continues :)

Completely non-newsworthy and just an excuse to bring up The Smiler incident once more.


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Can you give more information, I'm not clicking on a Daily hateMail link.

What was the machine? Where was it being used, did they have the right training and PPE?
 

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BBC's giving no news on the location of the incident, but it'd almost certainly either be on the construction site for the CBeebies Hotel or for SW8.
 

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ICan you give more information, I'm not clicking on a Daily hateMail link.

What was the machine? Where was it being used, did they have the right training and PPE?

According to the BBC the worker was run over by a dumper truck, needless to say that training is not mentioned. I can't recall whether Kettle & Talbot are contractors on SW8 or the CBeebies Land hotel. I'm also unsure where responsobility would lie in regards to a contractor, is it an Alton Towers matter or a Kettle & Talbot matter? I'd imagine K&T have to have their own safe working procedures.

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jon81uk

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It would be a Kettle & Talbot matter I expect, he would be their employee. I guess he would have been wearing hi vis, so HSE questions would be mirrors and visibility from the truck I guess and whether they should have used a banksman when reversing.
 

dazza4783

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...machinery.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailUK

"Alton Towers hit with fresh health and safety investigation as worker is hurt using machinery and taken to hospital"

As the 2017 season approaches the medias vendetta against Alton Towers continues :)

Completely non-newsworthy and just an excuse to bring up The Smiler incident once more.


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Well they couldn't possibly pass up this opportunity to remind people of The Smiler incident. It's basically them saying "The Sun are starting their 2 free Alton Towers tickets promotion soon. But if you buy that paper and get those tickets, you could be in a crash like this too. So just buy our paper instead." I'm sure they lose a lot of custom with people stopping buying the daily mail and getting The Sun instead when the vouchers are in it. This is perfect timing for them.
Will be interesting to see how, and indeed if The Sun report on this.
 
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Andrew

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Accidents are common place on a construction site probably more than you'd know. They're not reported because they're nothing stories. The only reason this has been reported is because it's a rag of a newspaper designed to appeal to the masses of clickbait-loving idiots who love a good moan about anything and everything.

The person hasn't been seriously injured, and it's not Towers' fault unless Henry Hound decided to jump in the truck and go on a little trampling spree. A pointless story in a pointless 'newspaper' yet again.
 

BarryZola

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Accidents are common place on a construction site probably more than you'd know. They're not reported because they're nothing stories. The only reason this has been reported is because it's a rag of a newspaper designed to appeal to the masses of clickbait-loving idiots who love a good moan about anything and everything.

The person hasn't been seriously injured, and it's not Towers' fault unless Henry Hound decided to jump in the truck and go on a little trampling spree. A pointless story in a pointless 'newspaper' yet again.

I can't get the picture of a maniacal Henry Hound trampling hordes of Hi-vizzers out of my mind now :)
 

bluesonichd

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So regarding the closed Katanga Canyon path
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jon81uk

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Doesn't look too bad to be fair, these are also opposite the SW8 building site so without the flume entrance they may see less foot traffic and therefore sales were down. Its really not worth HB spending the the money on the staffing if the games just aren't being played.
 
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