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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

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

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 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

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

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

Budget hostel accommodation owners hit with large asbestos fine

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

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2017

Cancer sufferer calls for asbestos to be removed from schools

A woman who has been diagnosed with cancer (Peritoneal Mesothelioma to be exact) caused by exposure to asbestos which occurred when she was in high school, calls for asbestos, a killer over over 4500 people a year to be removed from the worrying amount of schools all around the UK that contain the deadly substance. Sarah Bowman, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 22, 2014

Cheshire fertiliser manufacturer fined for asbestos exposure

Cheshire based GrowHow have been found guilty of an asbestos related health and safety breech, amongst other breeches, after refurbishment and demolition work was allowed to commence without the commissioning of the appropriate asbestos survey. It was reported that contractors had been demolishing brickwork and insulation boards for two days, using hammers, chisels and crow […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 21, 2013

Poole company fined for asbestos exposure at former factory

Poole Investments plc, of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, was fined £60,000 and ordered to pay a further £20,000 in costs after pleading guilty to three breaches of asbestos related regulations. The company was fined for various safety breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2006, after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 08, 2013
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