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Second prosecution in eight years sees boss jailed for manslaughter

The boss of a firm contracted by a Tyneside maritime construction company to dismantle a shipyard building has been jailed for the manslaughter by gross negligence of one his workers. Allan Turnbull, 61, trading as A&H Site Line Boring and Machining, based in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham was hired by North Eastern Maritime Offshore Cluster […]

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Asbestos Scattered Across Derbyshire Town Following Factory Fire

Tests on debris scattered across a Derbyshire town following a factory fire have confirmed the presence of white asbestos. Police have arrested a 19-year-old on suspicion of arson following the large blaze that consumed the former Thorntons factory in Belper on Friday. Officials have confirmed that material found scattered across the town following the fire […]

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Factory Worker Wins Compensation Battle Against Rolls Royce

A former Rolls Royce factory worker has been compensated after being diagnosed with terminal asbestos-related cancer.   Mr Gerald MacEwan, who now resides in Gateshead, was exposed to asbestos dust whilst working at the Rolls Royce production facility in Hillington, Scotland, in 1964.   Whilst Mr MacEwan was working at the facility it underwent routine […]

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Report Wants Asbestos Removed From All Public Buildings By 2028

The European Parliament has filed a report calling for the removal of asbestos from all European public buildings by 2028.’  According to official figures from the Health and Safety Executive, between 2002 and 2010 a total of 128 school teachers died from mesothelioma. However, the campaign group Asbestos in Schools says that this figure is […]

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Government to review policies on asbestos in schools

The Government has confirmed it will review its policies on asbestos in schools once an independent advisory committee has issued its findings on the relative vulnerability of children to the substance. Giving evidence to the Education Select Committee last week, Schools minister David Laws informed MPs of the Government’s intention to carry out a review […]

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