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9/11 cancer affects almost 10,000 people

Asbestos, 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 tracks 9/11 related diseases and […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 15, 2018

Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos

Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos……………..A judge at Manchester Magistrates Court has jailed Bury Business owner, David Briggs, of Briggs Demolition, for a total of 24 weeks (6 months) for exposing his workers and the general public to deadly asbestos. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 07, 2017

Budget hostel accommodation owners hit with large asbestos fine

Budget hostel accommodation owners hit with large asbestos fine The Directors of Hatters Hostel Ltd in Manchester’s Northern Quarter have received an asbestos fine after putting construction workers at risk over asbestos. They have been ordered to pay an asbestos fine and court costs totaling over £44,000. An asbestos survey should have been carried out […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2017

Two companies fined over asbestos failures

Two companies fined over asbestos failures Failure to conduct an asbestos survey could find you in hot water with the HSE if they can prove your asbestos failures in court. Two different companies within the construction industry have been prosecuted after carrying out unsafe asbestos work. Kingsley Asbestos Services Ltd, who carry out asbestos removals, […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2017

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

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

Asbestos trial starts in Australia against notorious asbestos company

Landmark asbestos trial taking place in Brisbane An asbestos trial has commenced in Brisbane Australia this morning, against the asbestos company, James Hardie. The company are notorious in Australia having been accused of killing thousands already. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are leading the landmark case, which is the first of its kind to go to trial […]

Read the full article | Published May 08, 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

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
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