Engineer says he was not responsible for death of Whitley Bay pensioner – Today’s News – News – JournalLive

Engineer says he was not responsible for death of Whitley Bay pensioner – Today’s News – News – JournalLive: AN engineer facing health and safety charges has denied leaving a lift door unlocked and allowing a pensioner to fall to her death.
Elizabeth Young, 92, suffered fatal injuries when she plunged 10ft down a lift shaft at Heathdale Care Home, Whitley Bay, in September 2010.
Paul Thompson, 60, and his employers Derwent Life Services have denied to a total of five health and safety breaches.

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AM’s asbestos law bid targets NHS repayment of up to £3m – Health News – News – WalesOnline

AM’s asbestos law bid targets NHS repayment of up to �3m – Health News – News – WalesOnline: MILLIONS of pounds could be reclaimed by the NHS in Wales from companies liable for exposing workers to asbestos, if proposed new legislation is adopted.
Mick Antoniw, AM for Pontypridd, said that employers – or their insurers – could be forced to pay back up to �3m for treatment costs for employees who develop conditions such as mesothelioma and asbestosis if his Asbestos (Recovery of Medical Costs) Bill becomes law.

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