Workmen ignore asbestos risk22nd October 2008
The Health and Safety Executive says that 4,000 people a year are dying from the effects of asbestos.
While a quarter of the victims are former tradesmen, it has concerns that today's plumbers, electricians and joiners are underestimating the ongoing risk of asbestos, which was used for fire-proofing and insulation until a ban in 2000 but remains in some 500,000 UK buildings. The HSE says exposure to asbestos remains the biggest single cause of work-related deaths and is likely to peak at around 5,000 per year in the next five years.
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Title: Workmen ignore asbestos risk
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8851
Date Added: 22nd Oct 2008