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Property developer prosecuted for unsafe asbestos removal

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A property developer from Nottinghamshire has pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000. Nottingham Crown Court have been informed that James Roger Carlton, also known as Roger Stephen Parry, 64, of […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013

Asbestos concerns after a fire in Chesterfield

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A blaze on Stone Lane, Chesterfield, at around 11.50pm on June 25, caused debris from an asbestos cement roof to fall onto a play area and land surrounding the building, which sparked a clean-up operation by Chesterfield Borough Council. The play area has been closed off to the public […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 03, 2013

Scottish health board fined £6,000 for asbestos safety failings

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A Scottish health board has been fined for safety failings that resulted in numerous workers and contractors being potentially exposed to deadly asbestos fibres. On the 20th June, Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that Greater Glasgow Health Board,  had failed to manage the risks of asbestos in a basement plant […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 03, 2013

Contractor handed a six month suspended sentence for asbestos failings.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 John Lewis of John Lewis Plant Hire and Contracts has been given a 6 month suspended sentence for a catalogue of asbestos related failings, at Laganside Crown Court, Northern Ireland. Following a complaint form the general public, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) visited the demolition […]

Read the full article | Published May 31, 2013

Plumber fined for putting a young family at risk of asbestos exposure.

Article Updated On September 11, 2019 A Plumber from Nottinghamshire has been fined after putting, his son and a young family at risk of asbestos exposure. The plumber, Dean Fisk had been employed to replace a galvanized water tank in the loft of a house in Clifton. The Health and Safety Executive told Nottingham magistrates, […]

Read the full article | Published May 30, 2013

Newcastle Housing officials investigated over asbestos risk to resident.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) and its contractors stand accused of discovering and then leaving asbestos spores in a family home The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed it has been informed of the incident on April 12 2013. It had also been revealed that this is not the […]

Read the full article | Published May 10, 2013

Blackpool pub’s license reviewed over asbestos discovery

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The future of The Albert Hotel in Blackpool hangs in the balance after waste asbestos was discovered in the boiler room area of the pub. During several inspections in February of this year, the pub has been accused of breaking health and safety laws in regards to the asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published May 10, 2013

Unions push for asbestos surveys in schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Schools in the UK have been sent urgent warnings by Unions in April 2013, to check whether they have warm air cabinet heaters. Such heaters have the potential to contain dangerous asbestos fibres. The stark warning follows a case dating back to October 2012, involving a High School in […]

Read the full article | Published May 03, 2013

Asbestos campaigners call for asbestos removal in UK schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The Joint Union Asbestos Committee attended an education committee hearing in March 2013  to discuss what can be done about the amount of asbestos in schools. Michael Lees from the campaign group Asbestos in Schools, was amongst those who attended the committee meeting, to debate the issues surrounding asbestos. Michael’s wife […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2013

Building owner and sub-contractor in court over unsafe removal of asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The building owner and sub-contractor of a former Burton upon Trent brewery has been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered, one of which was  surrounding the unsafe asbestos removal  during a refurbishment project. During the hearing at Burton Upon Trent Magistrates, HSE said they had received […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2013
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