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Press Releases on asbestos prosecutions and other asbestos-related issues.

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Surveyor fined after failing to detect asbestos New
A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a demolition site.
6 days ago 6 days ago
Contractors fined for carrying out unsafe asbestos removal work without a licence New
Two contractors were sentenced today after removing asbestos pipe lagging without taking the necessary precautions to reduce exposure to asbestos
6 days ago 6 days ago
Asbestos removal company and managers sentenced after forging documents
An asbestos removal company, and two of its managers, have today been prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
5 weeks ago 5 weeks ago
08/02/18: Manufacturing company and contractor fined after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos
A manufacturing company and contractor have been prosecuted after failing to prevent exposure of workers and others to asbestos whilst cleaning an asbestos cement roof.
2 months ago 2 months ago
18/01/18: Principal contractor and site manager sentenced following asbestos exposure at a construction site
The principal contractor and site manager of a construction site in Derby city centre have been sentenced after workers were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work.
2 months ago 2 months ago
Company fined after employees exposed to asbestos fibres
SSE Hornsea Ltd, operators of a natural gas storage facility near Atwick on the East Yorkshire coast, has been sentenced today after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres.
2 months ago 2 months ago
Utility company fined after exposing employees to asbestos
A Paisley based utility services company has today been fined for exposing four of its employees to asbestos during work at Anderson Tower in Motherwell in 2014.
6 months ago 6 months ago
Contractor sentenced after householder exposed to asbestos
A Wigan building contractor has appeared in court after exposing a homeowner and her family to asbestos while carrying out a garage conversion.
9 months ago 9 months ago
Companies fined more than £1M
Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.
9 months ago 9 months ago
Enviro-Safe Limited fined after poor safety practices
Enviro-Safe Limited, an asbestos licence holder, were fined £16,000 plus costs for failing to protect their employees from the spread of asbestos fibres.
1 year ago 1 year ago