24th Oct 2013
Trevor Hobson, now 73, sufferrs from an asbestos-related lung condition that is jeopardising his health.
The railway board’s lawyers agreed without argument that this could have been caused by repeated exposure to the substance, which was once used to insulate train carriages.
18th Oct 2013
A Skegness hotel has been ordered to pay almost £45,000 in fines and costs for exposing its staff to asbestos.
The County Hotel, North Parade, Skegness was successfully prosecuted by East Lindsey District Council after a series of breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974....[Read more]
14th Oct 2013
A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises.
Consett-based Romag Ltd also ignored recommendations from its own safety advisors to cordon off a contaminated area and arrange for an emerge...[Read more]
11th Oct 2013
An asbestos expert has been fined after workers under his supervision were exposed to potentially-deadly fibres at a college in Greater Manchester.
Steven Kelly was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after three men were spotted without suitable protective clothing in an area...[Read more]
7th Oct 2013
A woman whose husband died from an asbestos-related cancer after working at a power station in Gloucester has been awarded £183,200 in compensation.
John Cuss, from Fairacres, Hereford, worked at Castlemead power station between 1961 and 1967 repairing pipes and pumps, many covered in a...[Read more]
4th Oct 2013
A fertiliser manufacturer has been sentenced after around 50 workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres at its plant at Ince Marshes near Ellesmere Port.
GrowHow UK Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after asbestos was discovered during the refurbishme...[Read more]
23rd Sep 2013
Poole Investments plc has been fined £60,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in prosecution costs after plant dismantling work exposed workers to asbestos fibres at a disused tile factory in the Poole.
A series of people and workers were allowed on to the site despite the company being...[Read more]