Monday, December 20, 2004

Occupational Hazards

1. "Politician injured by too much handshaking"
"Lawmaker Margaret May is all shook up. The Queensland state legislator
 has pressed the flesh with so many voters in the first two weeks of
 campaigning for Australia's Oct. 9 election she has damaged tendons in
 her wrist and thumb and needs surgery to fix them"

2. "Canadian call-center workers get work-related voice disorders"
"[A] member of the province's Speech-Language Pathologies and Audiologists
 Association said ... increasing numbers of call-center employees are
 coming to her with work-related vocal problems"

3. "Goalie's lost voice ruled a work-related injury"
"A Swedish goalkeeper who claims he lost his voice by yelling at other
 players is entitled to welfare benefits for a work-related injury"

4. "German actress's breasts cut in chainsaw accident"
"A German actress was taken to hospital after an artist injured her
 breasts while trying to cut open her bra with a chainsaw during a
 rehearsal for a stage show"

5. "Postman plagued by jealous pheasant"
"The postie said: 'It think it is the red colour of the van which is
 triggering the aggression. Pheasants have spurs on their legs, and
 it flies and tries to get me with them'"

6. "Jangle bells makes them crazy"
"An Austrian trade union has claimed the repetitive playing of Christmas
 Carols in department stores is nothing short of 'psycho-terrorism' for


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