12/02/2020 · This post is by James Beeton. It is commonly pleaded by claimants in asbestos litigation that their work in a factory was covered by both the Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931 and s. 47/63 of the Factories Acts. I have never seen a defence question the assumption that both sets of statutory provisions can in principle.
Asbestos was also prevalent in the construction and upkeep of boilers, ovens, mixers, grinders, extruders and other manufacturing equipment, including pumps, valves, gaskets, pipes, wiring, heat insulation and fireproof coatings. As a result, chemical plant employees across the spectrum were regularly exposed to toxic asbestos .