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Waltham Forest Council to face sentencing for asbestos failures.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Waltham Forest Council is awaiting sentencing for allowing workers to be exposed to asbestos in the basement of their town hall building. The case has been set for March 30th at the Crown Court after the judge decided the case was too serious a matter for the magistrate’s court, […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 17, 2015

Council working with Building firm to manage and remove asbestos from homes.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Three rivers district council in Watford has budgeted £150,000 to investigate asbestos in around 3700 homes within the district. The budget has also been specified to potentially remove asbestos from the domestic properties. Thrive Homes bought the council housing in 2008 agreeing to pay the first £1M for asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 13, 2015

Mother of asbestos victim takes campaign to Italy.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Mary Law lost her 51 year old son, Roy Shipley, to Mesothelioma of the abdomen, an asbestos related disease in 2010. Mr Shipley was exposed to deadly asbestos fibres during his work as an electrician in asbestos ridden factories. The deadly disease Mesothelioma is common amongst tradespeople working in […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 12, 2015

Increased compensation for asbestos victims.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 New compensation laws brought in by the government mean that victims of asbestos related disease such as Mesothelioma can now receive up to £54,000 extra in compensation. The rules introduced in 10th February 2015 means that people diagnosed with Mesothelioma from this date onwards will be eligible, and benefit […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 11, 2015

Retailer fined for Asbestos risk.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The retail firm B&M Retail Ltd has been fined for breaching health and safety regulation regarding asbestos in their shop unit in Dalkeith. The incident took place in store on January 23rd 2010 when smoke began to come out of a light fitting. The store manager went on to […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 10, 2015

NHS recovery of medical costs for asbestos related disease law overruled.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Since 2013 Wales has been in an ongoing legal dispute which is trying to force companies and their insurers to cover medical costs of staff that have been exposed to asbestos and made been made ill by the substance. Today The Supreme Court has given the decision on the […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 09, 2015

Asbestos management in schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Asbestos is present in 90% of schools in England. Despite knowing the deadly risks of asbestos exposure the authorities continue to not take action. Management reports were being carried out early 2014 and the management report should have been produced June 2014 but it has still not been published, […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 06, 2015

Exposure to asbestos caused by disasters

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Whilst it is well know that asbestos is a threat to tradespeople and construction workers who come into contact with asbestos through their work many other people can also be exposed due to world disasters. Airborne debris that comes from buildings that have been destroyed can include asbestos dust, […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 05, 2015

Ex British Rail worker receives £50,000 in damages.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A man from Matson, Gloucestershire has won a case to continually sue the department of transport if and when his health deteriorates after being exposed to asbestos at work 70 years ago. Asbestos is the greatest cause of work related disease in the UK. Harold White worked for the […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 04, 2015

Former footballer promotes HSE asbestos campaign

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Stuart Pearce, ex professional footballer and current manager of Nottingham Forest Football Club has recently revealed that he could have breathed in deadly asbestos dust in his early days playing football whilst working part time as an electrician. He was an electrician for 4 years in the early 1980’s […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 03, 2015
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