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Electricians and Plumbers still among highest risk of Asbestos exposure

Despite various campaigns by the Health & Safety Executive to increase awareness of the risks from asbestos exposure, electricians and plumbers still among highest of developing fatal lung diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. The HSE predict that tradespeople could encounter asbestos 100 times a year and, according to the NHS, asbestos related death rates […]

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Former shipyard family awarded £340,000 compensation for asbestos related death

The family of a former shipyard employee has been awarded £340,000 in compensation for the asbestos related death of a family member. George Manson was exposed to deadly asbestos whilst employed by Henry Robb Ltd (known locally as Robbs) whilst working at Leith Docks in Edinburgh during the 1960s. Mr Manson died aged 81 in […]

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Demolition Boss Imprisoned after Exposing Staff to asbestos in a cost-cutting exercise

David Briggs, 74, was sent to prison for 24 months by Manchester Magistrates court after being found guilty of exposing works to asbestos during the demolition of the former Oakbank Training Centre in Chadderton, in 2015 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), prosecuting, attended the site after being advised by a member of the public […]

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Thieves may have exposed themselves to asbestos during Essex burglary

Thieves have been warned of the dangers of asbestos, after they may have exposed themselves to asbestos fibres during an overnight burglary at an Essex company. The burglars broke into the warehouse of Capital Cables in Motherwell Way, West Thurrock, sometime during the weekend of 21st and 22nd June, by breaking through the roof of […]

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