Call For Care On Asbestos Removal Project At Hastings Pier

Material Found In Fire-Damaged Landmark


A lawyer who specialises in cases of asbestos-related disease has called on a project to remove the material from Hastings Pier to be completed with maximum care.

It has been confirmed that sub-contractors are collaborating with an engineer on ways to tackle the removal of asbestos from the structure, which was severely damaged by fire at the start of last month.

While the Health Protection Agency has suggested there is not major health risk in relation to the removal of the debris, Caroline Pinfold of Irwin Mitchell has called for assurances that every care will be taken.

Caroline said: “So many of my cases have highlighted the risks that the handling of asbestos can pose, particularly when it comes to contracting serious diseases like mesothelioma.

“It is vital that authorities ensure that no part of the project to remove the material puts anyone at harm, whether that is those working on the scheme or the wider public.

“Asbestos is one of the biggest occupational killers of all time and it is vital that the process for the removal of it in this case is prepared to the best possible standard.”