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Family’s loft contaminated with asbestos fibres by tradesman

A Nottinghamshire plumber who had not been trained in asbestos awareness put his own son and a young family at risk of exposure to the potentially deadly fibres. Nottingham Magistrates’ Court heard on 13 May that Dean Fisk had been employed to replace a galvanized water tank in the loft of a house in Clifton […]

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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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