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£193k fine for company and director for unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company and its director have been fined after failing to ensure the safe removal of asbestos during demolition work. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Sherwood Homes Limited was the client responsible for the demolition of Crowton Mill in Northwich. Peter Kiely was a director of the company when the results of an […]

Large fines after employee received serious burns in electrical fire during demolition

Two companies have been fined after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work. Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard how two demolition workers employed by sub-contractor R B Haigh & Sons were removing electrical distribution equipment from a switchgear room at the former Molecular Products site in Thaxted, Essex. Mr Alan Banks had been told […]

Prison sentence and £65,000 costs for contractor after unsafe demolition work

A Manchester-based property developer has today been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works. Manchester Crown Court heard how Riaz Ahmad appointed a group of workers, who had no experience in construction, to carry out demolition work at a property in Oldham. After […]