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Areas with highest risk of asbestos-related cancer identified
Published on 29th April 2014
People living in parts of Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Teesside and Merseyside are among those at the highest risk of developing the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, a new study has found.
Demolition contractor fined for unlicensed asbestos removal
Published on 15th April 2014
A Portsmouth-based demolition contractor has been prosecuted after carrying out unlicensed asbestos removal work at a site in Hampshire.
Property developer fined £9.8k for asbestos failings
Published on 7th April 2014
A property development company has been fined £9,800 after its mishandling of asbestos insulating board resulted in at least three of its workers being exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.
Manchester landmark reopens after refurbishment and asbestos removal
Published on 26th March 2014
Manchester Central Library has reopened following a three-and-a-half-year refurbishment that included extensive asbestos removal work.
Asbestos safety breaches earn building contractor £5k fine
Published on 20th March 2014
A building contractor has been fined £5,000 after its failure to carry out an asbestos survey resulted in two workers being exposed to potentially-dangerous asbestos dust.
New asbestos-induced cancer compensation scheme to launch
Published on 13th March 2014
The amount of compensation victims of the asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma are likely to receive is set to rise, as a result of new legislation.
Asbestos removal required at Leeds student accommodation
Published on 10th March 2014
Asbestos removal work is underway at a University of Leeds halls of residence after the substance was discovered in shower cubicles on the site.
Asbestos delays major refurbishment and demolition projects
Published on 24th February 2014
The discovery of asbestos containing materials has delayed progress on a major refurbishment project in Tyneside and on a high-profile demolition job in Aberdeen.
Mansfield care home fined for asbestos management failings
Published on 17th February 2014
The operator of a Mansfield care home has been fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs after its failure to have an asbestos survey carried out resulted in workers potentially being exposed to asbestos fibres.
Housing trust fined £10k after unsafe asbestos removal
Published on 10th February 2014
A trust providing accommodation for the elderly has been fined £10,000 after failing to ensure correct asbestos management procedures were followed during refurbishment work at a sheltered housing scheme in Alnwick, Northumberland.