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Anglesey Aluminium

Correspondence and papers relating to fluoride levels at Anglesey Aluminium, Holyhead. Dalton carried out a study of conditions at Anglesey Aluminium for the Labour Research Department (an independent trade-union sponsored research organization). Includes:

  • correspondence with employees
  • health questionnaires completed by employees
  • press coverage

Rio-Tinto Zinc

  • Reports and newsletters of organisations campaigning against Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation Ltd, a worldwide mining company with interests in metals, manufacturing, chemicals, engineering, construction and the exploitation of oil, gas and uranium.
  • Report into operation of Rio Tinto plc’s Capper Pass smelting plant, Hull, written by David Russell, Senior Regional Solicitor to the Transport and General Workers Union.
  • Copy of chapter on Rio Tinto Zinc's Bristol smelting plant from ' River of Tears: the Rise of Rio Tinto Zinc Mining Company' by Richard West, 1972.

Flixborough disaster

Correspondence and papers on explosion at Nypro UK Ltd chemical plant at Flixborough in 1974. Includes:

  • report of Court of Inquiry into the Flixborough Disaster
  • press releases
  • text of lecture at Imperial College, London by K. Gugan on Flixborough explosion and inquiry

Grain Power Station

Correspondence and papers on dispute at Grain Power Station, Isle of Grain, Kent, between Babcock and Wilcox management and staff regarding handling of man-made mineral fibre insulation.

Women’s health and safety at work

Internal memorandum from Dalton, Transport & General Workers Union, on a women’s health and safety at work reading list. Encloses ‘Occupational safety and health concerns of Canadian women’ by Karen Messing.

Sarah Friday

Correspondence and papers on employment tribunal of Sarah Friday against South West Trains Ltd. Sarah Friday was the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers health and safety representative at Waterloo railway station. Includes:
• decision of employment tribunal
• photographs
• press coverage
• correspondence and notes
• article by Dalton on Friday for Hazards magazine

Paul Elvin

Correspondence and papers on coroner’s inquest into death of Paul Elvin, window fitter’s mate, who was electrocuted whilst working at Euston Station. This file originated from Dalton's role as Researcher in Health and Safety at the Labour Research Department.

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