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Death Investigation Raises Concern About Qatar Stadium Safety

An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a building site for the 2022 Qatar soccer World Cup has raised concerns about stadium roof safety. World Cup organizers on Thursday released partial findings of an assessment …

Dutch Bike Lock App Blocks Rider’s Phone

A telecom company in the Netherlands has teamed up with the country’s traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets …

Combustible Cladding Found on 600 Blocks Across England

About 600 high-rise apartment blocks in England have been fitted with cladding similar to that used on the London tower in which 79 people died in a devastating fire last week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said. Tests are being …

People News: AXIS Insurance, Cunningham Lindsey US, SUNZ

AXIS Insurance, a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, announced the appointment of Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D., as vice president, Data and Analytics. In this new role, Dr. Anzelc, a trained physicist and data scientist, is responsible for implementing a …

Experts Say Airbag Victims Will Get Less Due to Takata Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy filing by Japanese airbag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding airbag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. …

Study Reveals Earth’s Killer Heat Waves Are Getting Worse

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study …

Green Cladding on London High-Rises Has Fueled Fires Before

For the last decade, engineers specializing in fire safety have worried about the hidden danger posed by the kind of insulated metallic skin that transported flames up a high-rise apartment building in London, killing dozens. Panels of the armor-like “cladding” …

High-Rise Shelter-in-Place Rule Questioned After Deadly London Fire

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don’t automatically run for the stairs. Stay put and …

London Building Materials Under Scrutiny After Deadly Fire

The British government Sunday scrambled to contain political fallout from the London high-rise inferno that has claimed at least 58 lives as officials focused on building materials that may have spread the fire quickly. The cause of Wednesday’s blaze is …

Inquiry Ordered Into London Tower Blaze as Death Toll Rises

Prime Minister Theresa May said there will be a “full public inquiry” into a fire at a tower block in west London that killed at least 17 people, as Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond cancelled a keynote speech on …

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