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LafargeHolcim plans second Malawi Durabric factory

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is trying to make housing more affordable to Malawi citizens and is planning to set up a second Durabric production plant. Durabric is made from soil, sand, cement and water and does not require firing like commonly-used clay bricks. LafargeHolcim is working in a joint venture with UK state-owned development financier CDC Group on a second production plant in Malawi. The joint venture – called “14Trees” after the number of trees it says can be saved for each house built – is ...

Cemex UK is fined GBP1m for workers death

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has been fined GBP1m by Livingston Sheriff Court after its West Calder block plant breached two sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act that led to the death of a member of staff. James Brownline, 64, died after being struck by a piece of machinery while carrying out maintenance on a conveyor belt at the plant in West Lothian. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report said Mr Brownline was struck by a "centring machine lifting mast." The machine was used to centre the br...