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Positive Mesothelioma decision for asbestos cancer sufferers

A Court of Appeal decision earlier this year has given a much needed boost to mesothelioma sufferers and their families in that they should now be more likely to be awarded appropriate levels of compensation from employers who had exposed them to asb...
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Mesothelioma suffer fights to prove asbestos exposure

67-year-old Brian Coffey, diagnosed with mesothelioma in April, has turned to his former colleagues to help him prove his exposure to deadly asbestos at work. The cancer sufferer from Walkergate in Newcastle believes that his cancer was caused by the...
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Dockyard workers win £35m in asbestos poisoning compensation

Figures have been released by the Ministry of Defence revealing that dockyard workers have been awarded a total of £35m in compensation for asbestos poisoning at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth. A Freedom of Information Act request has highlighted tha...
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Widow receives £700,000 in asbestos compensation

A widow who contracted the same cancer as her husband had, has received £700,000 in asbestos compensation following years of washing his asbestos-covered clothing.  66-year-old Monica Haxton cared for her husband Ronald as he suffered with mesot...
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Tradesmen still at risk from asbestos

The frequency of asbestos cases being reported to the Health and Safety Executive demonstrates that adequate measures are still not being taken to protect workers from the risks associated with exposure to asbestos. Asbestos kills thousands each year...
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Council in court for ignoring asbestos threat in school

Thurrock Council has been fined after admitting to failures in how it managed asbestos across its schools. Basildon Crown Court heard that despite being made aware of asbestos concerns in a boiler room at a Junior School, no action was taken. A speci...
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European Parliament adopts report on asbestos

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament has adopted a report on dealing with the problem of asbestos, reports the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The report is largely in line with the stated aims of the E...
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Demolition firm fined for illegal asbestos removal

A Cheltenham demolition company has been prosecuted after exposing its own workers to dangerous asbestos fibres and illegally removing asbestos waste from a property in Gloucester. The court heard the firm undertook an asbestos survey before demolish...
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