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General Motors Fined £120,000.00 for Breaching Health and Safety Laws General Motors UK Limited, based in Bedfordshire have pleaded guilty to a single breach of Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was fined £120,000.00 and ordered to pay prosecution costs. It transpired that there were no risk assessments undertaken by General Motors in relation to the asbestos on site and therefore, contractors were carrying out refurbishment work without the correct safety measures in place.
Asbestos Claims rise to over £10million from Exposure in School Buildings! BBC news have uncovered that over the last 10 years, 32 councils have settled claims in relation to asbestos exposure in schools. Former teachers, maintenance workers, school staff and pupils have been exposed to deadly asbestos fibres and brought claims against various schools leading to pay-outs rising to at least 10 million pounds.