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Kent council fined after asbestos disturbed at school

Article Updated On October 17, 2018Asbestos 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 […]

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

The link between asbestosis and vitamin D

Article Updated On April 16, 2019New research shows link between asbestosis and vitamin D deficiency Researchers have revealed a link between asbestosis and vitamin D deficiency. Most people who develop asbestosis, a form of interstitial lung disease (ILD), have at some point in the past been exposed to asbestos, but not all. New research suggests […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2018

Asbestos kills men years after exposure

Heartbreak for widows as asbestos kills their husbands Birmingham based law firm, Leigh Day Solicitors, are asking for the public’s help as asbestos kills 2 men whose deaths they are investigating. Both men died from an asbestos related disease and the grieving families want to know how and why. Rob Stokes died aged 71 and worked […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 20, 2018

9/11 cancer affects almost 10,000 people

Article Updated On April 16, 2019Asbestos, glass shards, cement and jet fuel linked to 9/11 cancer 9/11 cancer has affected 9,795 people in the aftermath of the disaster that occurred on September 11th 2001. The figures have been revealed ahead of the 17th anniversary of the attacks by the federal World Trade Center Health Program. This program […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 15, 2018

Asbestos related cancer caused death of former joiner

Widow appeals for help from former workmates of her husband A Keighley man’s widow is appealing to his former workmates to get in touch following the death of her husband from asbestos related cancer. John Bryden died in November 2017 age 73 from mesothelioma cancer. He first developed symptoms such as chest pains and shortness […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2018

Family of asbestos victim receive compensation for her death

Asbestos victim worked as a secretary at Scottish foundry The family of an asbestos victim have been awarded £360,000 in compensation following her death. Their much loved relative, Winifred Thacker, had worked as a secretary for six years at the Atlas Steel Foundry in Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland. She worked at the foundry until 1967. Winifred died aged […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 06, 2018

Asbestos on clothes kills mum

Housewife contracted mesothelioma after 40 years of washing husbands overalls A mum and housewife contracted mesothelioma cancer after years of coming into contact with asbestos on clothes her husband wore for work. Adrienne Sweeney’s husband, William, worked as a fitter at a boiler factory for 40 years. Upon her husband’s return from work each day, […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 01, 2018

Former telecoms Engineer receives mesothelioma compensation

Article Updated On August 7, 2018Mesothelioma compensation payment scheme awards Engineer £179,000 A man diagnosed with mesothelioma has been granted mesothelioma compensation after he instructed specialist lawyers to investigate his case. After leaving school, the man started work as an apprentice and then became a telecoms Engineer in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s for […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2018
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