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Grenfell Tower disaster reveals flats contained deadly asbestos

Grenfell Tower disaster reveals flats contained deadly asbestos Health Officials have revealed that all 120 flats within the Grenfell Tower block are thought to have contained high levels of asbestos.  As a result of the fire, it is feared that asbestos particles were shrewn over the neighbouring homes. It is feared that asbestos fibers may […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 27, 2017

National Recall of childrens quad bikes that could contain asbestos

National Recall of childrens quad bikes that could contain asbestos In Australia, there has been a national recall of childrens quad bikes that could contain asbestos. The bikes are made by the company Polaris. It is the Polaris youth quad bike models that are being recalled. It’s feared that as many as 13,000 of them […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 21, 2017

Cornish waste disposal owner fined for storing hazardous asbestos

Cornish waste disposal owner fined for storing hazardous asbestos A Cornish waste disposal business owner has been ordered to pay almost £80,000 in fines and court costs. He was prosecuted for storing and treating illegal waste, including asbestos, at the site near Penzance, Cornwall. Also prosecuted was the Site Manager. They were ordered to pay […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2017

Fly Tipper from Upminster is facing jail for dumping asbestos

Fly Tipper from Upminster is facing jail for dumping asbestos A fly-tipper from Upminster is facing jail for dumping asbestos waste on a street in Beckton, Newham. The 26 year old man, Stuart Beattie, has admitted to dumping 36 tonnes of contaminated waste on Eric Clarke Lane, in two separate areas. As a result of his fly […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 19, 2017

Budget hostel accommodation owners hit with large asbestos fine

Budget hostel accommodation owners hit with large asbestos fine The Directors of Hatters Hostel Ltd in Manchester’s Northern Quarter have been fined after putting construction workers at risk over asbestos. They have been ordered to pay fines and court costs totaling over £44,000. An asbestos survey should have been carried out in the basement of […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2017

Government issues new asbestos guidance for schools

Government issues new asbestos guidance for schools A recent study has revealed that 1,060 schools in England are not safely managing the risks of asbestos or are not fully compliant with current legislation. As such, the Government have stepped in and have issued schools with new safety guidelines for them to implement and follow. The […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017

Compensation paid to family of man who died from asbestos

Compensation paid to family of man who died from asbestos The family of a man who died from an asbestos-related cancer have been awarded a large sum of money in compensation. 76 year old Anthony Justice died in July 2015 after suffering with mesothelioma cancer. Following his death, his daughter, Debbie Smith, started a campaign […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017

Family of Chelmsford man who died of asbestos exposure seek answers

Family of Chelmsford man who died of asbestos exposure seek answers The family of a man from Chelmsford who died of an asbestos related cancer are seeking answers from his former employer. Norman Samuel Scarlett died in February of this year after falling ill in the autumn of 2016. He began to complain of shortness […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017

Scotland council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings

Scotland council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings Stirling council have been fined the sum of £10,500 for repeatedly ignoring safety warnings regarding asbestos in their headquarters building. Council chiefs had known about the asbestos in the basement of the Old Viewforth building for over 9 years. Yet despite knowing about the asbestos lagged pipes, they […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2017

Bedfordshire contractor fined after failing to carry out asbestos assessment

Bedfordshire contractor fined after failing to carry out asbestos assessment A contractor from Bedfordshire has received a fine following a demolition job on a building he was responsible for. He was fined for failing to carry out an asbestos assessment of the removal work. Anthony West did arrange for a pre-demolition asbestos survey to be carried […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 20, 2017
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