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Government Abandons Plans To Shred Company Records
Government Abandons Plans To Shred Company Records
The government has shelved “senseless and disastrous” plans that a solicitor feared could have prevented hundreds of Teesside industrial disease victims and their families from receiving justice. Companies House said it was considering deleting records of firms that stopped trading just six years ago, instead …
Warning Over Asbestos “Time Bomb” In UK Schools
Warning Over Asbestos “Time Bomb” In UK Schools
Campaigners are warning of a “ticking time bomb” after research showed councils have paid out more than £10m in compensation to people who became ill because of exposure to asbestos in schools. The BBC Yorkshire findings show that 32 local authorities have made payments to …
Breath Test Breakthrough In Mesothelioma Battle
Breath Test Breakthrough In Mesothelioma Battle
Scientists say they are close to developing a breath test that could extend workers’ life expectancy by detecting Mesothelioma, a deadly industrial disease, in its early stages. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which is notoriously hard to diagnose because few symptoms show until …
Asbestos Scare Halts Work On New Children’s Hospital
Asbestos Scare Halts Work On New Children’s Hospital
A major health scare has been sparked in Australia after workers were showered in deadly asbestos dust during the building of a new children’s hospital. The initially unidentified material was disturbed when an employee drilled into one of 150 roof panels supplied by a Chinese …
School Fined For Exposing Workers To Asbestos
School Fined For Exposing Workers To Asbestos
Staff were exposed to potentially lethal asbestos while carrying out work at a school over a number of years, an investigation has revealed. Managers of the 1,483-pupil Boswells School in Chelmsford, Essex, took the decision to convert a boiler room into a storage area for …
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