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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 …
North East Businessman Fined For Asbestos Offences
North East Businessman Fined For Asbestos Offences
A North East businessman is counting the financial cost of exposing his employees to asbestos fibres after being taken to court for health and safety failings. Timour Haghkar bought the Excelsior Social Club in Ashington, Northumberland, without carrying out an asbestos survey. That meant he …
Cautious Welcome For Military Mesothelioma Scheme
Cautious Welcome For Military Mesothelioma Scheme
A new scheme designed to introduce fairer compensation for armed services veterans newly diagnosed with mesothelioma contracted as a result of their service has been given a conditional welcome. The War Pensions Scheme currently offers veterans weekly or monthly payments up to a total of …
Residents Exposed To Asbestos Danger
Residents Exposed To Asbestos Danger
A heating engineer has been fined after putting residents at risk by removing asbestos lagging without taking proper precautions. Self-employed Karl Locher pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrates Court to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Mr Locher, 48, of Minet Drive, Hayes, …
Solicitor Backs Calls For New Asbestos Laws
Solicitor Backs Calls For New Asbestos Laws
Macks’ asbestos claims specialist Anthony McCarthy has backed a call for tough new asbestos laws to help reduce the death toll from a deadly cancer that hits the North East harder than any other region. Trade union Unite wants the government to introduce asbestos eradication …
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