Paragon Management UK Limited knew there was asbestos on a construction site at Kensington Church Street, London. It knew because it went to the trouble of commissioning a survey.
However, when it contracted Chelmsford-based Cowen Builders Limited (CBL) to carry out the building project in May 2013, it did not pass on this crucial information.
As a result, three CBL employees were exposed to asbestos fibres for several days after the material was disturbed. Even after they realised they had encountered deadly asbestos, they continued the work without appropriate measures in place.