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Nottinghamshire plumber puts family in asbestos danger

20th May 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A Nottinghamshire plumber has been fined after putting his son and young family at risk of asbestos.

Dean Fisk had been employed to substitute a galvanized water tank in the loft of a Gardensdale Avenue, Clifton, but failed to complete an assessment to check if asbestos was present.

HSE inspector Kevin Wilson said: “Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, accounting for around 4500 fatalities a year.

“Tradespeople working in premises likely to contain asbestos have a duty to ensure they protect themselves and members of the public from risk of exposure to this hidden killer.”

Dean Fisk pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 10(1)(a) and 16 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and was fined a total of £5,000.

Mr Fisk was fined a total of £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000, along with £2,870 in compensation.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801587556-ADNFCR


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