Kōrero: Workplace safety and accident compensation

Removing asbestos (3 o 3)

Removing asbestos

Wearing full body protection and a sealed breathing unit, asbestos removal worker Chimpy Browne scrapes ceiling material containing asbestos from a Wellington flat in 1998. It has been illegal to import asbestos into New Zealand since 1991, but before that thousands of tonnes were used in textured ceilings, cement roofs, fireproof cladding and other building materials.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/3469/10
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Workplace health and safety, 1990s and early 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23283/removing-asbestos (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Hazel Armstrong, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2016