Two brothers have been jailed after exposing workers to asbestos

Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers with little or no experience of building and construction work have been given prison sentences after they exposed workers to asbestos.

At least seven workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos – one aged just 17 at the time – by Akram Hussain, 52, of City Road, and Inam Hussain, 47, of Boughey Road, during refurbishment work at a former print works on Scotia Road, Burslem, since February 2012.

Stafford Crown Court was told yesterday(20 August) that neither was qualified or experienced in construction, demolition or refurbishment work; nor were they licensed to remove asbestos.

Source: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/brothers-given-custodial-sentence-for-exposing-workers-to-asbestos/ (For the full story please follow)