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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 danger – the hidden killer still amongst us

Asbestos danger – The Hidden Killer Still Amongst Us There’s legal requirement to manage asbestos danger to ensure people’s safety therefore it is so important to carry out an asbestos survey, however in 2017 is this regulation being adhered to? It is a topic that Paul Beaumont – CEO of the Independent Asbestos Training Providers […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 23, 2017

Firm sentenced for asbestos failures

Firm sentenced for asbestos failures A home improvement company has been fined for the unsafe removal of asbestos material from a domestic property. Ace of Hearts Home Improvement Limited removed asbestos containing materials from a domestic property in St Albans in September 2015 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company was not […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 12, 2016

General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination

General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination General Motors UK have been fined a whopping £120,000 over the discovery of asbestos contamination at their Vauxhall branch in Ellesmere Port. The car manufacturer was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after work being undertaken at the Ellesmere Port site back in 2014 was found to have […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign

BOHS Breathe Freely Initiative BOHS (The Chartered Society For Worker Health Protection) launched their new ‘Breathe Freely initiative’ back in April of this year which aims to control exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry. People who work in construction are at very high risk of developing lung cancer.  It is estimated […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears New fears have emerged after people working at the time of the IRA bomb Manchester in 1996 have gone on to develop asbestos-related cancer. It is believed they inhaled dust containing asbestos in the weeks following the bomb blast while taking part in the huge clean up. The bombing took place […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 11, 2016

9 Items you didn’t realise contain asbestos

9 items you didn’t realise contain asbestos By now, most of us will know about the dangers of asbestos and there being a high chance of it existing in older buildings, especially in ceiling materials and floor tiles, but what you may not realise is that many everyday and household items that you thought were […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 06, 2016

Glass firm fined after potentially exposing 200 people to asbestos fibres

A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises. The Health and Safety Executive investigated the incident, which was triggered by two fire alarm installers when they started some work at the firm’s Princess Building on Leadgate Industrial Estate on […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 19, 2013

Nottinghamshire property developer found guilty to exposing employees to asbestos

In Nottinghamshire a property developer who pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and also been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000. Nottingham Crown Court was told today that James Roger Carlton, also known as Roger Stephen Parry, Aged 64, from South Leverton disregarded the presence of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2013

Consultation on approved code of practice and working with asbestos

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on changes to the content of an Asbestos-related Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) this will consolidate two existing documents. Following an initial consultation in June 2012, it was agreed by the HSE Board that a number of ACOPs would be revised, consolidated or withdrawn in […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 22, 2013
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