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Asbestos warning signs needed 'to avoid further deaths'

23rd June 2011 |

Posted by Nicole Stevens

Warning signs need to make clear to tradesmen the dangers of asbestos, particularly in older buildings, according to the wife of an electrician who died from mesothelioma.

Mick Adkins died in 2007, having been exposed to asbestos 40 years earlier when he was an electrical apprentice.

His wife Judy Adkins is keen to ensure that young tradesmen in a similar position to Mr Adkins are properly informed about the dangers of asbestos, so is campaigning on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Ms Adkins said: "Those he was working for should have warned him there was a risk and given him and the others he worked with training.

"Even now, tradesmen need to be warned of the dangers of asbestos."

Underlining the continued problem of asbestos in the UK, the HSE regularly prosecutes companies for exposing workers to the dangerous substance.

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