Entries by Judith Richardson

Tourist’s Warned Against Visiting Asbestos Town

The BBC has reported on the latest ghost town tourist attraction in Australia. It is the ghost town in Western Australia that was built on an asbestos mine. Now authorities are concerned that curious tourists and thrill-seekers are returning to the outback town of Wittenoom, which was shut down in the 1970s. Local officials issued […]

BUPA fined £3m folllowing death of elderly resident.

BUPA care homes fined £3m after the death of one of it residence. The HSE have reported on their investigation below. A care provider has been fined following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease. Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, died three months after moving into Hutton Village Nursing […]

Legionella Experts Qube Environmental Campaign for greater awareness of the risk relating to Legionnaires’ disease in care homes following BUPA £3m fine.

Qube Environmental Legionella Experts are pledging to provide a free seminar for Care Home Owners following the £3m fine given to BUPA after a resident Kenneth Ibbetson 86, died from contracting Legionnaires’ disease a matter of weeks after moving into the Ipswich care home. Speaking after the hearing, HSE principal inspector Vicky Fletcher said: “It […]

CDC findings show thousands of pool related illnesses!

Something to think about before you go on holiday! Chron has written an article about the CDC’s latest findings. Do you and your family jump into the pool right after you check into your hotel on summer vacation? If so, you better be careful. A new study from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

Legionella Bacteria Confirmed at Stoke-On-Trent Flats Complex

The Stoke Sentinel has reported on a recent case of Legionella bacteria found in Stoke’s West End Village. Tests are being carried out after Legionella bacteria was discovered in the hot water supplies at a flats complex housing hundreds of residents. The bacteria – which causes legionnaires’ disease – was discovered at Stoke’s West End Village […]

Could car washes in the UK harbour Legionnaires’ disease?

A medical expert who advises the Department of Health has warned that car washes in the UK could harbour Legionnaires’ disease. The warning came after a study found two men became seriously ill with Legionnaires’ disease after inhaling infected water droplets from separate car washes in Italy. According to UK microbiologist Dr Tom Makin the […]

SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy) Fined After 13 Employees and Contractors Exposed to Asbestos Fibres

The HSE has reported on a recent case.  SSE Hornsea Ltd failed to manage the risks associated with Asbestos. SSE Hornsea Ltd, operators of a natural gas storage facility near Atwick on the East Yorkshire coast, has been sentenced today after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that […]