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  • Asbestos found at Stonehenge

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    Asbestos found in topsoil at Stonehenge posed no risk to the public, English Heritage has said.The Sunday People newspaper claimed the substance was accidentally dumped at the site by contractors returning a section of the A344 back to gras …

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  • Schools are facing an asbestos timebomb

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    Eugene Symonds is looking up at a notice in one of his school’s temporary classrooms. “Warning: Encapsulated Asbestos. Do not cut or make fixings without proper authority and precautions,” it says.Pupils at West Kidlington primary school in …

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  • Workers in dark over asbestos threat on conversion job

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    A house builder has been fined £50,000 after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during the conversion of an office block into residential flats in Witham, Essex.In July 2012, Marden Homes Ltd was commissioned to convert …

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  • Builder jailed for exposing workers to asbestos

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    A builder has been jailed for exposing workers to asbestos while working at a commercial unit on a Welsh industrial estate.Brian Roberts of Llandudno and three men working with him, were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres while w …

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  • Huge fine after multiple breaches of H&S

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    waste and recycling site in Carmarthen was in such a dangerous condition that visiting health and safety inspectors had to issue eight notices to immediately halt a range of work activities.The site run by Mekatek Ltd at Amex Park, Johnstow …

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  • Workers given baby wipes to wash off asbestos

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    A Suffolk contractor has been fined after removing asbestos insulation board without a licence and failing to protect its workers from falls of up to four metres at a site in Waltham, Essex. Read more... …

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  • Asbestos Update Session

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    Our very own Alan Mitton will be sharing his experience in the asbestos industry at this years Asbestos Update session in Leeds, Newcastle and Warrington. Click here for registration details …

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  • Vivienne Westwood tries to give asbestos to David Cameron

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    In a bizarre scene, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood tried to deliver a Christmas present of potentially deadly asbestos to the prime minister at Number 10 Downing Street today.The 73-year-old punk pioneer was accompanied by her son and a …

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  • Asbestos: The Hidden Killer

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    A specialist asbestos removal company has been fined after it exposed workers to dangerous fibres during demolition of a former school building.Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard today (27 May) that Angus Group Ltd did not properly manage the …

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  • New Contracts Manager

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    Mike Bagnall has joined the Thomson Ltd team as a Contracts Manager. Mike brings with him a wealth of experience gained over the last 10 years in contracting. He has built an enviable reputation within the asbestos industry as a fast r …

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  • Brothers jailed after exposing refurb workers to asbestos

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    Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers with little experience of construction have been jailed after they exposed workers to asbestos.At least seven workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos – one aged just 17 at the time – by Akram Hussain, …

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  • Supervisor strips asbestos without face mask

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    A supervisor in charge of removing asbestos from a Canterbury school has been prosecuted after he recklessly exposed himself to the potentially-dangerous material. Jack Conn, then a supervisor with a Medway company licensed to remove a …

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