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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

Mesothelioma 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 a company called Sterdy Telephones. […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2018

Man fined for asbestos fly tipping

Asbestos 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 Legion site. They later reported […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 24, 2018

Asbestos in Kent schools

325 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 County Council since 2012 after […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 16, 2018

Primary school asbestos investigation

Asbestos investigation ongoing in Saltash primary school An ongoing asbestos investigation is being carried out at a primary school in Saltash. For the last couple of months, there have been reports of asbestos being present at the school. The asbestos investigation commenced at Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy in April this year. Parents of children who […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 02, 2018

Hazards of working in asbestos talc mine in 1950s

Larry Evans talks about his time working in asbestos talc mine New York Larry Evans started work at an asbestos talc mine, the Carbola Chemical Company in Natural Bridge, when he left school at the age of sixteen. Carbola Chemical Company mined talc and processed it on a site near the village where he lived, […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 28, 2018

Asbestos containing materials – Company fined for failure to protect employees

Furniture manufacturer fined for poor condition of asbestos containing materials Aquapac Ltd, a furniture manufacturing company in Glasgow, have been fined by the HSE the sum of £6,000 for their failure to protect their employees from exposure to asbestos containing materials. The HSE inspected the business premises on 6 August 2014, where an inspector raised […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 19, 2018

Asbestos exposure fear as primary school is refurbed

Asbestos exposure fear grows amongst locals as primary school is renovated Local residents of a primary school in Chingford, Walltham Forest, are concerned for the safety of pupils and staff as building works take place and asbestos exposure fear spreads throughout the community. Selwyn Primary School is having two of its Edwardian buildings demolished as […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 18, 2018

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