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Asbestos encasement poses risks

Asbestos encasement poses risks
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2013-11-22
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

The chair of WorkSafe New Zealand, Gregor Coster, has warned EQC's policy of covering up asbestos found in quake-damaged Canterbury homes should be reconsidered because of serious health risks.

"An electrician might be rewiring a house and is put at risk and this is not what we should be doing in terms of managing health and safety," he said.

The Press reports a Fletcher spokesman who said 15 to 16 percent of houses that tested positive for asbestos were being encased.

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People Mentioned:
Gregor Coster
Organisations Mentioned:
EQC; WorkSafe
Reference No:
131122CA-1037

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