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Asbestos fire at Donnington military base causes death of local woman

Woman dies from mesothelioma after helping to clean up after asbestos fire The Ministry of Defence have paid a large sum in compensation to the family of a woman who died as the result of an asbestos fire at one of their bases in Donnington, Shropshire. Susan Maughan died from mesothelioma in 2015 aged 63 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2018

Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis for British doctor living in Oz

Mum of two claims she may have digested asbestos fibers during childhood 43 year old Kate Richmond, a British woman who now lives in Victoria, Australia, has been given a devastating mesothelioma cancer diagnosis. The mother of two was diagnosed with the rare cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma. Kate believes she may have been exposed to asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Kent council fined after asbestos disturbed at school

Asbestos disturbed at school in Kent leads to council being fined The HSE have reported that Kent County Council have been issued with a fine of £200,000 due to asbestos disturbed at a school managed by them. Lansdowne Primary School was found to contain asbestos rope hanging from the ceiling and an asbestos flue during […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

14 year old girl one of world’s youngest asbestos cancer sufferers

Girl from UK is diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma 14 year old Macie Greening has become one of the world’s youngest asbestos cancer sufferers. The teenage girl from Devon was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in March of this year. Since her diagnosis, Macie has undergone four rounds of chemotherapy, but sadly without any success. Her consultant […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2018

Company fined after unsafe asbestos work

Wood processing company carried out unsafe asbestos work at own premises The HSE have fined a wood processing company for unsafe asbestos work that they carried out on their own work premises in Macclesfield. The case was heard at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court. On the 20th October 2016, the company known as Wood Treatment […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018
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