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Multinational parent company held liable for former subsidiary employees asbestos exposure

As previously reported, a landmark ruling has paved the way for thousands of insurance claims to be brought by the relatives of workers who died after being exposed to asbestos. The Supreme Court ruled that insurance liability begins when an employee is exposed to asbestos, not when mesothelioma cancer first appears, which can be decades […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 30, 2012

MOD makes out of court settlement after former Army mechanics wife dies from an asbestos related disease

An inquest stated that Helene Todd, the wife of John Todd a former Army mechanic, died from a malignant mesothelioma tumour after years of cleaning asbestos fibres from his overalls. Mr. Todd served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for 22 years and the military vehicles he worked on, while stationed inGermanyduring the 1970s, used asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 23, 2012

Demolition firm fined for asbestos fibre release

A Demolition firm has been fined after knocking down a building in the Lake District which contained hundreds of asbestos ceiling tiles without following the correct procedures and therefore putting the lives of workers and local residents at risk.  IBT Contracting Ltd was prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) after carrying out the […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2012
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