Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:09

Unlicensed handyman fined for unsafe removal of asbestos

An unlicensed Tamworth handyman who potentially exposed workers to deadly asbestos particles has been fined more than £1,000.

Daniel Hepple, aged 35, of no fixed abode, was ordered to pay £1,480 after he pleaded guilty to removing asbestos in an unsafe manner on Wednesday, January 11.

The sentencing, which was held at Cannock Magistrates' Court, followed an earlier court case that took place on Thursday, December 15, when evidence was heard that Wetenhall Properties had instructed Hepple to remove asbestos insulation boards from some internal doors of its Lichfield offices at Energy House in Lombard Street.

Councillor Colin Greatorex, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Housing and Health, said: "We brought this case to court because protecting health and safety in the work place is so important, and we take breaches in it very seriously.

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