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Kent council fined after asbestos disturbed at school

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 ceiling and an asbestos flue during […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis for British doctor living in Oz

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 may have been exposed to asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Asbestos fire at Donnington military base causes death of local woman

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 from mesothelioma in 2015 aged 63 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2018

33 year old woman dies from mesothelioma asbestos cancer

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 Argentina using asbestos material in her […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 01, 2018

Asbestos in Grenfell Tower disaster is risk for survivors

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, women and children will have been […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 03, 2018

Prison sentence for businessman who failed to obtain asbestos refurbishment survey

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 and 12th October 2017. It was […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 16, 2018

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

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

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

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
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