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MU Responds to Death of Two Former Members of BBC Symphony Orchestra

The MU has released a response to reports on the death of two former members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Published: 30 July 2021 | 6:47 PM
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We are liaising with the BBC to ensure the utmost health and safety of their current orchestra members. Photo credit: Shutterstock

It was recently reported in the press that two former members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra died from mesothelioma (asbestos-related cancer) after working at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios.

The MU is saddened by their passing and we send best wishes to their families. We are liaising with the BBC to ensure the utmost health and safety of their current orchestra members.

BBC Workplace have, for many years, engaged a specialist team to help them manage asbestos in accordance with all regulations and statutory requirements.

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