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Contractors working on the refurbishment of a nightclub in Wrexham were exposed to the potentially lethal substance - which can cause diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma - after being instructed by Michael Murton to remove a coating containing it from steel beams in the location.
These workers were subsequently in contact with asbestos regularly for a period of nearly two weeks and an investigation has revealed that Mr Murton had failed to conduct a proper inspection of the venue prior to beginning the work.
As a result, the employees involved may decide to sue on the grounds of his negligence.
Debbie John of the Health and Safety Executive commented: "Had Mr Murton surveyed the property for the presence of asbestos prior to the start of construction work, the sprayed coating would have been identified."
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