Asbestos exposure for plumber

After a plumber was exposed to asbestos, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council admitted a breach of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 at Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court and paid £7,000 in fines and costs.

Their employee had been sent to fix a leak at Craddock Court, a sheltered accommodation complex, and had to cut through an asbestos insulation board with a saw. He was sawing for 20 minutes, and was covered in dust for which he had no protective clothing or equipment. The council blamed a communication problem.

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