Widow gains 'justice'

The widow of a teacher who died after being exposed to asbestos during 26 years of work at an Eastbourne school has spoken of her relief after securing justice from the local council over his illness.

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Council say they take 'asbestos management very seriously'

East Sussex County Council is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for pupils to learn and for employees to work. As such, we take our responsibilities in relation to asbestos management very seriously and comply with all statutory guidance released by the Health and Safety Executive. All ESCC owned and occupied buildings, including schools, are surveyed by specialist licensed consultants for asbestos containing materials (ACM) on a regular basis through a rolling programme."

– East Sussex County Council spokesman

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