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Unsafe asbestos work leads to company fine

Article Updated On September 18, 2019Wood 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

The link between asbestosis and vitamin D

Article Updated On September 18, 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

Article Updated On September 18, 2019Heartbreak 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 […]

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

Article Updated On September 16, 2019Widow 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 […]

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

Article Updated On September 16, 2019Housewife 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 01, 2018

Former telecoms Engineer receives mesothelioma compensation

Article Updated On September 16, 2019Mesothelioma 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

Man fined for asbestos fly tipping

Article Updated On September 16, 2019Asbestos fly tipping incident on the Wirral Shaun Anthony Lay, a 30 year old man from the Wirral, has been fined and issued with a community order for asbestos fly tipping. Residents of Thatto Heath witnessed Mr Lay dumping a large quantity of asbestos sheeting on the former Royal British […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 24, 2018

Asbestos in Kent schools

Article Updated On August 7, 2018325 schools in Kent contain asbestos Asbestos in Kent schools is causing a huge problem for the local authority. Kent council have had to fork out almost a quarter of a million pounds in asbestos exposure settlements over the last few years. In total, nine people have claimed against Kent […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 16, 2018
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