Staff had still been using the office space until it was been fully closed off due to Asbestos, after the fire ripped through the Laundry building late at night in July,
Asbestos is a term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres. If you breathe in these fibres, they are known to damage your lungs. There are 4 main diseases associated with breathing in asbestos fibres: non-malignant pleural disease (diffuse pleural thickening and pleural plaques)
The fire caused major damage to the warehouse with destroyed the Asbestos roof and caused it to collapsed at Rhodes Way, just off Colonial Way.
The UK’s asbestos safety regulations and preventative measures remain weaker than in other countries with less of an asbestos problem, according to a report by risk management firm Lucion Services.
Its report says it is time for the UK to adopt the much tighter safety measures and controls for asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that are already in force in other European countries.
Yet it seems not just industrial buildings are affected!!
Video of Asbestos in Housing Accommodation.
In leavesden a Block of Flats which had Asbestos removed in 2016, has yet again it has come to light that Asbestos is also inside the homes.
Following a fire in a first floor flat, Two homes had to have plasterboard removed.
The ground floor flat was water damage from fire hoses. wooden style flooring was wrecked, but the insures advised that the ceiling and concrete floor had to be removed due to asbestos risk.
The repair work was noisy and there seems to have been no prior warning to residents. Builders broke regulation by starting work at 8:30am , which is before the regulate hours.
The housing Landlord wanted the resident in the flat above to stay in his accommodation. He fell asleep and woke up an hour later vomiting and so rushed himself to hospital to be checked over.
He said "I am not the type of person to become physically sick, this must have been due to the toxic partials after smoke poured into the flat through open windows, some of which got into fabric of bedding and clothing."
5th October - Elderly residents in sheltered housing fear Lambeth Council has not properly dealt with asbestos removal. SWLondoner
3rd October - An NHS trust in the West Midlands is to be prosecuted for asbestos - HSJ | Health Service Journal
21st September - Grenfell Tower: 'Asbestos particles in smoke' could be risk for survivors - BBC
21st September - Grenfell survivors may be at risk of asbestos poisoning, says coroner - The Guardian
August 2014 - West Herts NHS trust fined nearly £90,000 over asbestos risk - BBC