Tesla has been hit with a range of allegations about the in-house medical clinic in its California factory. The clinic is housed in Tesla's Fremont factory where around 10,000 people work. According to a scathing report by Reveal, it is designed to reduce the number of workplace injuries that are put on the books by downplaying injury severity and discouraging people from taking days off. Five former medical staff who worked at the clinic and some injured former employees claimed as part of it that only doctors were allowed to call 911 and not anyone who suffers a severe injury on the factory floor. Even in severe cases including a man who had his finger severed during one accident and another whose hand was broken, Tesla allegedly insisted that they take a Lyft to the emergency room instead of calling an ambulance. A view inside Tesla's Fremont factory where 10,000 people work and where the clinic is Among former workers who complained about the practices … [Read more...] about Tesla’s medical clinic where staff are ‘forbidden from calling 911’
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A grandfather with "a lot to live for" died when a driver ploughed into a pedestrian crossing and sent a traffic light pole crashing down onto him, a court has heard. Former miner Gerald Macey was waiting on the central reservation to complete his crossing of a busy road when a BMW veered across the carriageway and collided with the light pole. The pole collapsed and hit Mr Macey on the head, causing him catastrophic and fatal injuries. Swansea Crown Court heard that at around 4.10pm on March 17 last year 55-year-old Mr Macey was walking down High Street in Gorseinon . He got to the pedestrian crossing near the Mardy pub, and crossed the first lane of traffic before stopping on the central reservation. At the same time Salman Khan, who was 21 at the time, was driving to work in a nearby restaurant. Catherine Richards prosecuting, said witnesses described how several cars passed Mr Macey without incident before Khan's BMW approached the crossing - the speed of the traffic was normal, … [Read more...] about Pedestrian died after driver hit traffic lights that crushed him
View in your browser. TAKEAWAYS FRUSTRATED FOX. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox doubled down on the U.K. government’s rejection of a post-Brexit customs union with the EU this morning, calling the idea “null and void.” Speaking to the BBC’s Today Program, he said: “I don’t think there is a customs union that could ever be acceptable.” — Fox also expressed barely concealed frustration at the difficulty of dragging the government’s flagship EU (Withdrawal) Bill through a reluctant parliament. The government suffered another series of defeats on amendments to the bill Monday (now nine in total). The most significant being an amendment that would give parliament the power to decide what happens next if MPs reject the eventual Brexit deal with the EU — rather than the U.K. falling out of the bloc without a deal at all (see Insight below). — “In terms of parliamentary procedure it has been difficult,” … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brexit Files: ‘Unelected wreckers’ — Barnier’s Irish welcome — Grumpy voters
0 Comments 'Crisis' in Northern Ireland's A&Es, say doctors as more patients face over 12 hour wait for care BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Doctors in Northern Ireland have said emergency medicine in Northern Ireland is in "crisis" as new figures show a threefold increase in the amount of patients waiting longer than 12 hours for treatment. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/crisis-in-northern-irelands-aes-say-doctors-as-more-patients-face-over-12-hour-wait-for-care-36846839.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article36800339.ece/b80c5/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_41be73fc-f6b5-4e9b-91e1-1992b176b01b_1 Email Doctors in Northern Ireland have said emergency medicine in Northern Ireland is in "crisis" as new figures show a threefold increase in the amount of patients waiting longer than 12 hours for treatment. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) surveyed 70% of Northern Ireland's 88 emergency medicine consultants, with many saying they felt "ashamed, … [Read more...] about ‘Crisis’ in Northern Ireland’s A&Es, say doctors as more patients face over 12 hour wait for care
depression she had developed over about 15 years involved drilling two holes in the top of a patient’s skull and sliding two low-voltage electrodes deep into the brain until they reached a region known as Brodmann area 25. In a pair of pale pink curves of neural flesh called the subcallosal cingulate, each about the size and shape of a newborn’s crooked finger, area 25 occupies the fingertips. Once in place, the electrodes were wired to a battery pack implanted in the patient’s chest and turned on. Between 2003 and 2006, first at the University of Toronto and then Emory University, Mayberg tried this experimental surgery, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), on 20 people who had been torturously depressed for years despite trying every other possible treatment. Area 25, she believed, was a neural junction box that became hyperactive in depressed people. She designed the experiment to see if the thrum of these DBS devices would calm area 25 and relieve their despair. … [Read more...] about What can be learned when a clinical trial is stopped?