Chrysotile asbestos and health in Zimbabwe: II. Health status survey of active miners and millers. – PubMed – NCBI

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As part of the effort to establish industrial practice and public policy regarding asbestos in Zimbabwe, we have conducted a cross-sectional study of the chrysotile mines and mills. A stratified random sample of workers with greater than 10 years of exposure has been evaluated by spirometry, chest radiographs, and employment history. The latter was converted to quantitative estimates of exposure dose, using a matrix based on measured and reconstructed fiber levels for each job and facility during t

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Two construction companies fined after carbon monoxide enters property

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Two construction companies have been fined when a project to remove cowls to redundant flue pipes resulted in carbon monoxide (CO) entering a property. Cambridge Crown Court heard how, on 19 December 2014, a mistake regarding the correct floor level resulted in a live flue being blocked. Scaffolding was erected outside a 13-storey block of […]

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Recycling company fined £100,000 after worker struck by moving machine

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A recycling company has today been fined after a worker was left with life changing injuries after he was struck by a moving machine. Shrewsbury Crown Court heard how, on 5 December 2014, the employer was working as a litter picker at Lodgewood Farm, Telford, when he was struck by a shovel loader as he […]

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Building company fined after worker fell three metres

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A building firm has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his arm, after falling through a fragile opening on a roof. Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 29 October 2015, a Polycastle Limited employee was installing a conservatory roof to a domestic property in Lowestoft, and fell approximately three metres through a pre-cut […]

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Contractor receives suspended prison sentence after worker seriously injured

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A sole trader from London has today been given a six month prison sentence suspended for eighteen months after an employee fell from height. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 November 2016, James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor. The worker fell […]

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Two companies fined following death of worker at Worksop site

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A manufacturer of large concrete panels and a plant hire company were sentenced following the death of a worker at a factory in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Nottingham Crown Court heard that on 8 July 2014 Richard Reddish, who was employed by Explore Manufacturing Ltd at its site on Explore Way, was working in the finishing area. […]

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