In the Briggs…

Contractor jailed over asbestos breach. A demolition contractor has been sentenced after admitting illegally removing asbestos from a building he was working on. David William Briggs, trading as Briggs Demolition was found to have ignored an asbestos survey while demolishing the former Oakbank Training Centre in Chadderton, Oldham. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard also failed to…Read moreRead more

Shadow director disqualified indefinitely…

HGVs were operated in a “shocking condition” despite previous ban. The Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands, Nick Jones, has disqualified the “shadow director” of a Wolverhampton business who deceived enforcement officers because he had already been banned by the Environment Agency. The industry regulator ruled that Shane Fletcher was the controlling mind of Fletcher…Read moreRead more

Complete fined over worker crush injury…

Worker injured when he was hit and then run over by an excavator. Complete Demolition Ltd had been contracted to demolish a school on the site at Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port to make way for a new leisure centre when the incident occurred. The firm was prosecuted by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after…Read moreRead more

Costello in dust-up…

Demolition firm slapped with fine over clean-up of Chicopee Uniroyal site. A demolition company in eastern Massachusetts has been fined $10,000 by state environmental watchdogs for flouting asbestos clean-up standards at the former Uniroyal site. According to a statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), it fined Costello Dismantling Company, Inc., of…Read moreRead more

Custodial sentence for illegal dumping…

Licence bans for Thornley skip operators involved in “industrial scale” illegal dumping. Two of the owners of a Thornley skip firm have been banned from operating vehicles after failing to declare serious convictions to the industry regulator. Stuart Frederick McCarroll and Stuart Christopher McCarroll have been disqualified until 20 May 2019 and 20 May 2021…Read moreRead more

Prosecution not all that it appears…

Prodem left carrying the can for third-party contractor. If you read the contents of the Health and Safety Executive bulletin relating to the “successful” prosecution of Prodem Demolition & Asbestos Ltd, it seems clear that the contractor was in breach of working at height regulations. But scratch the surface and the picture beneath is somewhat…Read moreRead more

Powerday slapped with hefty fine…

Company found guilty of illegally storing asbestos and hazardous waste. One of the biggest waste-management companies in the South-East has been given a record fine over illegal treatment of hazardous material including asbestos at its huge Willesden depot. Powerday, run by London Irish rugby club co-owner Mick Crossan, disposes of waste for major clients including…Read moreRead more

Firms fined for asbestos failings…

Lack of survey lands contractor and client in hot water. A food company and their contractor have been fined after asbestos was disturbed during building work and only identified by chance when an asbestos removal contractor attended site. Stafford Crown Court heard no asbestos survey had been carried out by Mizkan Euro Ltd or D…Read moreRead more