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Prison sentence for businessman who failed to obtain asbestos refurbishment survey

Article Updated On September 16, 2019 Asbestos refurbishment survey wasn’t conducted prior to building renovations The HSE have successfully prosecuted a businessman from Manchester after he carried out renovations to a building he owned without having an asbestos refurbishment survey done first. Renovations were carried out at 1-3 Stephenson Square, Manchester, between 1st April 2012 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 16, 2018

Asbestos in Grenfell Tower disaster is risk for survivors

Article Updated On April 16, 2019 Survivors are warned health is at risk due to asbestos in Grenfell tower fire A Coroner has revealed her concerns for emergency workers and survivors after asbestos in Grenfell tower fire put their health at risk. Dr Fiona Wilcox fears that as a result of the Grenfell disaster, men, […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 03, 2018

33 year old woman dies from mesothelioma asbestos cancer

Article Updated On October 17, 2018 Young medical researcher was exposed to asbestos 15 years ago during gap year 33 year old Medical Researcher, Rose Wharton, was otherwise a fit and healthy young woman when she died from mesothelioma asbestos cancer. Rose fell ill 15 years after she had helped to build a school in […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 01, 2018

Asbestos fire at Donnington military base causes death of local woman

Article Updated On September 16, 2019 Woman dies from mesothelioma after helping to clean up after asbestos fire The Ministry of Defence have paid a large sum in compensation to the family of a woman who died as the result of an asbestos fire at one of their bases in Donnington, Shropshire. Susan Maughan died […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2018

Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis for British doctor living in Oz

Article Updated On October 17, 2018 Mum of two claims she may have digested asbestos fibers during childhood 43 year old Kate Richmond, a British woman who now lives in Victoria, Australia, has been given a devastating mesothelioma cancer diagnosis. The mother of two was diagnosed with the rare cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma. Kate believes she […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Kent council fined after asbestos disturbed at school

Article Updated On September 16, 2019 Asbestos 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 […]

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

Unsafe asbestos work leads to company fine

Article Updated On September 16, 2019 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, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

The link between asbestosis and vitamin D

Article Updated On April 16, 2019 New 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 […]

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
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