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Seattle Crane Accident – 4 Killed & 3 Injured In South Lake Union

Seattle Crane Accident - 4 Killed & 3 Injured In South Lake Union

On Saturday, At Google future campus, a giant construction crane collapsed while operating. It collapsed from the building roof and dropped across a Settle intersection. Unfortunately, four people killed and three injured in the Seattle crane accident.

The incident took place at Seattle’s South Lake Union neighbourhood. It resulted in the crushing of five cars. Also, it damaged one car at the intersection of Fairview Avenue North & Mercer Street.

Consequently, three men and a woman killed. Noticeably, two out of four victims were working in the crane. Whereas two were in separate vehicles struck on the road below.

Not just that, four other people were also analysed at the site. It also included 4-month-old infant girl along with parents. However, all had less risky injuries but still taken to a local hospital.

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Fire department stated that the cause of the crane failure was under investigation by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Esther Nelson was the spectator of the incident. She works in a nearby building as a biotech research assistant. Nelson told reporters she saw the crane fall from the vantage point of a break-room window.

She said that the crane was eight or nine stories tall and looked like broken into two pieces.

Further, she said, “Half of it was flying down sideways on the building. The other half fell down on the street, crossing both lanes of traffic.”

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Bank of England holds off more stimulus, sees slow recovery

LONDON — The Bank of England left its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.1% on Thursday as it expressed caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom’s economy will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bank also left its target for buying government and corporate bonds unchanged at 745 billion pounds ($980 billion).

The decision to hold off more stimulus was widely expected as the uncertainty over the pandemic could require more action later, economists say.

New figures due next week are expected to show the economy contracted almost 19% in the second quarter from the previous three-month period. That would be better than the central bank’s forecast in May for a 25% drop. Yet the recovery from that historic plunge is now also expected to be more gradual.

The Bank of England said the economy was not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels before the end of 2021, with outlook highly uncertain.

The minutes of the bank’s meeting showed that its policymakers are particularly concerned that the rise in unemployment could prove to be more persistent than expected. Unemployment, meanwhile, is expected to hit 7.5% this year.

They said they were worried that the economy could recover slowly as uncertainty over the pandemic leads some households and businesses to hold off spending.

The Associated Press

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Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

LOS ANGELES — Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday on more than a dozen charges of sexual assault, authorities said.

The 41-year-old producer was held on nearly $6.3 million bail, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Detail, whose real name is Noel Christopher Fisher, was charged on July 31 with 15 counts of sexual assault and five counts of felony assault, the statement said. He is accused of crimes between 2010 and 2018.

Detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office in January, the statement said. It didn’t provide other details.

“Mr. Fisher was just arrested some hours ago and I have not had an opportunity to speak to him or look at the charges. I am quite certain he will enter a not guilty plea and contest to the fullest all of these allegations,” his attorney, Irwin Mark Bledstein, said in an email late Wednesday night.

Detail won a Grammy in 2015 for co-writing the Beyonce and Jay-Z hit “Drunk in Love” and has also produced hits for Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa.

Last year, a model and aspiring singer was awarded $15 million in a Los Angeles lawsuit that accused the producer of abusing and raping her.

She is one of six women, some established professionals and others music-industry newcomers, who have spoken out publicly against what they said was Fisher’s sexual aggression.

At least two, both former assistants, have filed their own lawsuits. Fisher has said in court documents filed in those lawsuits that all the allegations against him are false, and have led to his losing all work and being evicted.

The Associated Press

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Bomb survivors lament Japan not doing enough for nuke ban

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Hiroshima on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, the world’s first nuclear attack.

The bombing destroyed the city and killed 140,000 people, mostly civilians and including many children. The U.S. dropped a second bomb three days later on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, ending World War II and its nearly half-century of aggression in Asia.

Survivors, their relatives and other participants marked the 8:15 a.m. blast anniversary with the sound of a bell followed by a minute of silence.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged world leaders to more seriously commit to nuclear disarmament.

Associated Press, The Associated Press

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