Company exposed workers to asbestos, court told

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WORKERS were exposed to asbestos as they refurbished an office block in Poole, a court was told.

The 18 workers were put “at risk” as they worked at Sentinel House on the Nuffield Industrial Estate and the company they were working for has admitted three breaches of control of asbestos regulations.

Dale Collins, prosecuting for the Health and Safety Executive, told Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court that employers MJC Decorating and Refurbishing Ltd were given the results of a survey indicating asbestos was present.

An asbestos specialist noticed “widespread” contamination where the staff were working and in July 2009 the site was closed, the court heard.

Mr Collins said one worker described how it had been “difficult to breathe” and they had not been wearing suitable safety masks.

James Ageros, in mitigation, said the company owners, the couple Witold and Agnieszka Gamski, had not health and safety breaches in the history of the firm, based at North Cheam in Sutton, Surrey.

Mr Ageros said having to pay the fine would affect the company but Mr Collins responded that the company accounts show the ownership of a £200,000 car “for no other reason than its prestigious.”

The three charges related to breaches of the identification of asbestos, the prevention or reduction of exposure to asbestos and the duty to prevent or reduce the spread of asbestos.

District Judge Roger House ordered the case to be sentenced at crown court.

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2:10pm Tue 8 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.
Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN. pete woodley
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4:42pm Tue 8 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

pete woodley wrote:
Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.
Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they.

However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.[/p][/quote]Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they. However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign? l'anglais
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4:42pm Tue 8 Jan 13

West Howe Sean says...

pete woodley wrote:
Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.
Your comment is so lefty, liberal and anti business.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.[/p][/quote]Your comment is so lefty, liberal and anti business. West Howe Sean
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4:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

l'anglais wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.
Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they.

However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign?
Read the original report it said foreign workers, foreign has now been erased.I did not refer to them as foreign,i quoted the echo re workers knowall.
[quote][p][bold]l'anglais[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.[/p][/quote]Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they. However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign?[/p][/quote]Read the original report it said foreign workers, foreign has now been erased.I did not refer to them as foreign,i quoted the echo re workers knowall. pete woodley
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4:50pm Tue 8 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

l'anglais wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.
Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they.

However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign?
Read the original report it said foreign workers, foreign has now been erased.I did not refer to them as foreign,i quoted the echo re workers knowall.Come off it Sean you know i am not lefty,liberal,or anti business,
[quote][p][bold]l'anglais[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.[/p][/quote]Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they. However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign?[/p][/quote]Read the original report it said foreign workers, foreign has now been erased.I did not refer to them as foreign,i quoted the echo re workers knowall.Come off it Sean you know i am not lefty,liberal,or anti business, pete woodley
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6:57pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Lord Spring says...

Mr Ageros said having to pay the fine would affect the company but Mr Collins responded that the company accounts show the ownership of a £200,000 car “for no other reason than its prestigious.”

The firm is involved in motor car sport
Mr Ageros said having to pay the fine would affect the company but Mr Collins responded that the company accounts show the ownership of a £200,000 car “for no other reason than its prestigious.” The firm is involved in motor car sport Lord Spring
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7:00pm Tue 8 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

pete woodley wrote:
l'anglais wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.
Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they.

However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign?
Read the original report it said foreign workers, foreign has now been erased.I did not refer to them as foreign,i quoted the echo re workers knowall.
Sorry you've lost me.

I must stop taking that second left out of Krakow........
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]l'anglais[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done the prosecutor for pointing out the £200.000 CAR,FORIEGN WORKERS AGAIN.[/p][/quote]Well pointed out about the car, boys from blighty wouldn't drive expensive cars now would they. However why do you refer to Witold and Agnieszka from Surrey as Foreign?[/p][/quote]Read the original report it said foreign workers, foreign has now been erased.I did not refer to them as foreign,i quoted the echo re workers knowall.[/p][/quote]Sorry you've lost me. I must stop taking that second left out of Krakow........ l'anglais
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7:03pm Tue 8 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

The original echo report said foriegn workers,involved with asbestos,echo removed the "foriegn" WORD.
The original echo report said foriegn workers,involved with asbestos,echo removed the "foriegn" WORD. pete woodley
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9:41pm Tue 8 Jan 13

MR H POOLE says...

jmc is polish the workers were british the owner of the building is british the management company is british and the car is for compition i was there.the facts have not been made public
jmc is polish the workers were british the owner of the building is british the management company is british and the car is for compition i was there.the facts have not been made public MR H POOLE
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9:54pm Tue 8 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

who is jmc,the echo article was about MJC.
who is jmc,the echo article was about MJC. pete woodley
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10:11pm Tue 8 Jan 13

MR H POOLE says...

sorry yes it is mjc
sorry yes it is mjc MR H POOLE
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10:14pm Tue 8 Jan 13

MR H POOLE says...

woodley its a pity you arnt concerned with the young men who may have been contaminated at least 5 were under 25 with children
woodley its a pity you arnt concerned with the young men who may have been contaminated at least 5 were under 25 with children MR H POOLE
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12:40am Wed 9 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

Are you trying to tell us they did not know they were dealing with asbestros,and did not know the dangers.you havent even got the manners to address people correctly,you are so rude you call me just by my surname,you were there so you knew the dangers.so if there is any guilt is it yours ?.
Are you trying to tell us they did not know they were dealing with asbestros,and did not know the dangers.you havent even got the manners to address people correctly,you are so rude you call me just by my surname,you were there so you knew the dangers.so if there is any guilt is it yours ?. pete woodley
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1:06am Wed 9 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

Its a pity that some on here are so anxious to have a go they get mjc mixed up with jmc.such mentality.i still cannot believe that anyone does not know the dangers of asbestros.
Its a pity that some on here are so anxious to have a go they get mjc mixed up with jmc.such mentality.i still cannot believe that anyone does not know the dangers of asbestros. pete woodley
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