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Birmingham builders fined for unlawful asbestos removal

8th July 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Builders in Birmingham have been fined after illegally removing asbestos from a property in Handsworth.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Harnek Ram of Handsworth and Gulzar Singh of Smethwick after they illegally removed and broke up Asbestos panels from a home in the area between May 19th and May 25th.

HSE inspector Gareth Langston said: “Inhaling asbestos fibres can cause mesothelioma, which is always fatal, and other life-threatening conditions. 

“An estimated 70% of properties contain asbestos. It is illegal to undertake any work which will disturb the fabric of the building without carrying out and obtaining the results of an asbestos survey.”

Mr Langston went on to say that the type of work carried out in Handsworth should have been completed by a builder who held the required license and used the necessary control measures.

He emphasised that the business owners showed a “total disregard for the law”.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801609235-ADNFCR


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