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Construction company fined for failure to produce asbestos survey report

A London based construction company has been prosecuted for various breaches, including failure to carry out a survey to identify any asbestos prior to the demolition of a house in Surrey. Laxmi Developments Ltd, a construction company based in Edgware, London and its director, Vijay Madhaparia, of Tavistock Road, Edgware have been fined after carrying […]

Read the full article | Published May 16, 2012

Asbestos related sufferers exempt from ‘no-win, no-fee’ changes

It has been announced by the Justice Minister that sufferers of asbestos-related cancer will initially be exempt from Government changes to “no-win, no-fee” rules. The changes to no-win, no-fee in England and Wales– which are to be contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – will prevent lawyers claiming “success fees” from […]

Read the full article | Published May 14, 2012

A large laboratory testing firm has been prosecuted after failing to manage asbestos

A large asbestos material testing laboratory company has been prosecuted after putting workers at its Tyneside premises at risk of exposure to asbestos. An investigation was launched when a complaint was received which stated that Exova (UK) Limited had not dealt with damaged asbestos at its site at The Grubb Parsons Building on Shields Road, […]

Read the full article | Published May 10, 2012

Dorset builder fined for failure to undertake asbestos survey prior to demolition

Stuart Pearson, a self-employed builder from Verwood, Dorset has been fined for demolishing a building without first carrying out an asbestos survey. He was prosecuted by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Guildford Magistrates’ Court for breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations between 20 April and 1 May 2011. The Court heard that Mr. Pearson […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2012

Failure to identify asbestos put workers at risk

PHH Environmental (UK) Ltd was hired to perform an asbestos survey on the soon to be demolished Old Castle Cinema in Merthyr Tydfil between 15th and 25th January 2010. Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court heard that PHH’s client relied on this survey to help its demolition company plan the work. But once demolition was underway, workers […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2012

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