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Tower block evacuated after electricians drill through asbestos

A contractor has been fined for exposing its employees to asbestos during work at Anderson Tower in Motherwell.

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that four electricians employed by IQA Operations Group Ltd had been drilling through door transom panels to fit electric cables into each property within the block during installation of a new low voltage distribution system.

The company had identified that an asbestos survey was carried out ahead of the works starting but did not include a survey of the transom panels above each flat entrance door.

The electricians started work on the site and drilled holes in the door transom panels in all 44 flats.

The workers were not aware that the panels contained asbestos so no measures were in place to control exposure to airborne asbestos fibres.

 

Graph Contract Services– We have over 25 years hands-on experience of working with asbestos in both residential & commercial premises. We offer free impartial advice based upon our years of experience.  Asbestos awareness can save lives!

If you need an asbestos survey, or a need a material sampling & analysing for asbestos, please contact Graph Contract Services on 07802 455049. We carry out asbestos sampling, asbestos management surveys, asbestos refurbishment surveys, asbestos demolition surveys, asbestos inspections, asbestos management of asbestos in domestic & non-domestic properties.

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Published Feb 19, 2018
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