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Council failed to remove asbestos from school following asbestos survey

An Essex local authority received advice following an asbestos survey that it should remove asbestos from one of its schools but failed to do so, only for the HSE to identify the management shortcomings as part of an inspections initiative some six years later. In 2004, Thurrock Council hired a specialist contractor to carry out […]

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No let-up in school asbestos row

The HSE and a well-known safety consultancy are at odds over the presence of asbestos and the risks it could potentially pose for occupants at a school in Wales, which was forced to close last year. An asbestos survey carried out by Santia Consulting Ltd at Cwmcarn High School, Caerphilly in November last year uncovered […]

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MPs to hear evidence on asbestos management in schools

Schools minister David Laws and the HSE’s director of Field Operations Directorate, David Ashton, will be among the witnesses giving evidence to a group of MPs on issues relating to asbestos management in schools in England. The Education Select Committee will be holding a one-off oral evidence session on 13 March. The first panel of […]

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Roadworks firm charged with corporate manslaughter

For the fourth time in as many months the Crown Prosecution Service has announced it is to charge a company with corporate manslaughter. Mobile Sweepers (Reading) Ltd is being charged with the offence, along with its sole director, Mervyn Owens, who faces a charge of gross-negligence manslaughter, in relation to the death of employee, Malcolm […]

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Goodyear Tyres™ Insurer Not Honoring Contract In Asbestos Claims

Tyre giant, Goodyear, has faced tens of thousands of asbestos management lawsuits during its long and successful history and has paid out millions in defense and indemnity costs for their negligence. However, the firm now says, their insurer has concluded that it will no longer pay defense and indemnity costs for any future asbestos-related claims. […]

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