Mesothelioma


Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More

Where can asbestos be found in an industrial setting?

Abigail Morrison, Senior Associate Solicitor at JMW Solicitors, offers some advice on the most common places where asbestos can be located in an industrial building. Read More

HSE publishes 2018/19 workplace fatality figures

The HSE has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, in addition to the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2017. Read More

15th Annual Asbestos Disease Awareness Week launches

The annual event is organised by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) and will focus on preventing asbestos exposure, strengthening international partnerships and banning the mining, manufacture and use of the hazardous substance. Read More

Unexpected high-risk jobs and how to limit potential harm

Contrary to popular belief, there are occupations that are seemingly harmless but may potentially be hazardous in a variety of different ways. Read More

Treat mesothelioma: Medical trial opens to treat asbestos-related cancer

According to the Office for National Statistics only 6% of men and 10% of women with mesothelioma live for longer than five years after diagnosis. Read More

Family appeal for answers following asbestos-related death

Tina Handley died aged 64 in August 2018 just over a year after she was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Read More

Charity warns asbestos-related cancers are a ‘public health disaster’

A charity has warned that asbestos-related cancers are a “public health disaster”, after a BBC survey revealed nine out of Read More

New figures reveal 1.4m suffered from work-related ill-health last year

The HSE’s annual injury and ill-health statistics have been revealed. Read More

Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week April 1-7 2017

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims and Read More



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