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Make up contaminated with asbestos banned from sale at Claire’s

Article Updated On September 16, 2019Thousands of Britain’s teenage girls wear the contaminated makeup Make up contaminated with asbestos and worn by thousands of teenage girls has been taken off the shelves at Claire’s accessories. They have been ordered to destroy all of the popular eye shadow and blusher kits as a matter of urgency. […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 17, 2018

Asbestos removal company prosecuted for forging documents

Asbestos removal firm and two managers gained asbestos licence unlawfully Last week, on 12th March 2018, a local asbestos removal company were prosecuted for forging medical and asbestos training certificates in order to obtain an asbestos removal licence from the HSE. Excavation and Contracting (UK) Ltd forged the certificates for their asbestos removal operatives. The […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 16, 2018

Asbestos and cancer – what is the link between the two?

Article Updated On June 25, 2019Researchers are learning more about the link between asbestos and cancer We all know that asbestos causes cancer, but what is the link between asbestos and cancer? Research is still being conducted to understand how asbestos causes diseases such as mesothelioma and other cancers. A couple of recent studies have […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 11, 2018

Daughter instructs law firm to investigate fathers death from asbestos

Former Barrow shipyard worker dies from mesothelioma aged 82 A woman has instructed specialist lawyers Irwin Mitchell to investigate the cause of her fathers death from asbestos. The post mortem concluded that the former shipyard worker died from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. John Michelbach, from Thornton-Cleveleys in Lancashire, had worked for Vickers Armstrong at their […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2018

Asbestos removed improperly from Gloucestershire primary school

Company fined after asbestos removed improperly from primary school The HSE have successfully prosecuted a company who carried out refurbishment at a primary school and had asbestos removed improperly. R F Gardiner Limited did not have a licence for the asbestos removal they carried out in October 2016. As such, they put pupils, teachers, staff, […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 06, 2018

Unlicensed asbestos disposal by Alsager contractors

Company directors of Alsager contractors will be prosecuted for unlicensed asbestos disposal Three company directors are to be prosecuted in May following a two year investigation which saw them accused of unlicensed asbestos removal. The Health and Safety Executive and Environmental Agency initiated the investigation in 2011 into Alsager Contractors Ltd. The investigation ran until […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 03, 2018

Asbestos safety failings by Merseyside Property firm

Merseyside Property Management company fined for asbestos safety failings A property management company in Merseyside have received a fine totaling £14,000 for asbestos safety failings. They exposed workers and members of the public unnecessarily to asbestos. The HSE discovered that conditions at a derelict warehouse in Bootle had fallen well below standards. As a result, they […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2018

Woman contracted asbestos cancer mesothelioma from washing husband’s work clothes

Husband receives payout after wife dies from asbestos cancer mesothelioma A man whose wife died from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma has received a large payout following her death. The 83 year old claims his wife died as a direct result of having washed his work clothes over many years that were riddled with asbestos. Leonard […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2018

Former Engineer suffering with asbestos related cancer is compensated

Man diagnosed with asbestos related cancer secures legal settlement A man from Yorkshire has secured a legal settlement against his former employers after he was diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer. Mr James Casey, aged 63, of Halifax in West Yorkshire worked as a gas engineer for North Eastern Gas Board between 1969 and 1980. After […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 22, 2018

Daughter of former Fife Councillor demands better care for Asbestos Victims

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Asbestos victims need better care says Scottish MP Claire Baker, a Fife Labour MSP says that asbestos victims should be better cared for. She was speaking out following the death of her father one year ago. Her father died from exposure to asbestos. Mrs Baker has recently joined the appeal […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 12, 2018
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