Donegal chef suing famous London restaurant for €230K for injury

first_imgA Donegal chef who says she was left with crippling RSI after churning out thousands of chocolate playing cards and whiskey wine gums at a famous London restaurant is now suing it for over €230,000.Promising pastry chef Sharon Anderson, 28, is plagued by chronic wrist pain caused by carrying out repetitive and delicate kitchen tasks, her lawyers claim. Ms Anderson is originally from Glentidally in Milford.Her tasks included putting 400 sweets a day into small bags using tweezers, racing against time to make chocolate playing cards before the chocolate set too hard, and administering hundreds of tiny fingertip pinches to mushroom logs.She is now suing Heston Blumenthal’s legendary Fat Duck restaurant for alleged negligence for giving her work which was “too fast, arduous and repetitive for her”.She says her RSI has led to her becoming depressed and anxious and has been unable to work since leaving the restaurant in November 2015.But the restaurant, whose super chef boss Heston Blumenthal won it a reputation for cutting edge culinary brilliance, is flatly denying all fault.It says the type of work she did is common to the sort of patisserie practised in other “fine dining restaurants”.For full story see chef suing famous London restaurant for €230K for injury was last modified: October 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chefdonegalLondonMilfordSharon AndersonsueThe Fat Ducklast_img read more

School board meets Thursday to discuss field turf replacement

first_imgRed Bluff >> It’s now time to make a decision on what kind of turf will replace the decommissioned field turf at Spartan Stadium. The Red Bluff Joint Union High School District will meet beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss item 9-F on the agenda — athletic field replacement. Since the Sept. 5 meeting, two board members, the director of operations, the superintendent and the district’s project manager have toured seven fields as far south as Lodi, according to this week’s agenda. Four of …last_img read more

How much does each airline seat cost?

first_imgIt sounds incredible but it’s true. A First Class suite on some airlines cost $250,000 each and even the humble economy seat can cost $10,000!The reason is very simple. The seats must withstand a 16G crash force and remain fixed to floor tracks.History In the 1960s and 1970s aircraft seats had to withstand an 8G crash force but crash investigators found that in many crashes passengers were killed not by the crash itself but by seats that subsequently went flying through the cabin. Regulators toughened up the standards to better protect passengers in case of the incredibly rare event of an air crash. The new standard of 16G is five times more than your everyday crash dummy.last_img read more