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Fatal Factories

Fatal Factories is an ambitious project bringing the control of key industrial health risks into the realms of high-octane thriller


A New Book Series

A fresh approach to getting health and safety out to the public

A metal grinder spitting out hundreds of sparks.

The author and her mission

Leila Kirk's mission is to raise awareness about the importance of occupational hygiene through her exciting fiction.

She believes that by weaving important safety messages and information into the plot of her book, readers will not only be entertained but also learn about the potential hazards that can occur in the workplace and how to prevent them.

Through her writing, Leila hopes to educate and empower individuals to create safer work environments for themselves and their colleagues.

Helping to educate and prevent...


pneumonitis from metalworking fluids (MWF).


Silicosis from respirable crystalline silica (RCS).


Lung cancer from welding fume.


Meet Hal Rogers

Hal Rogers is the main character of Leila Kirk's book. He is the UK's top crime-solving occupational hygienist, using his expertise in the field to uncover the truth behind a variety of crimes.

With his sharp mind and keen attention to detail, Hal is able to uncover even the most well-hidden clues and bring criminals to justice. He is a true force to be reckoned with in the world of occupational hygiene and crime-solving.

He is a true hero in the field of Occupational Hygiene, not only solving crimes but also tackling industrial emissions head-on through his informative and investigative blog.

“I enjoyed reading your book while on holiday in Sardinia. I laughed way too much at the hot chocolate from the coffee vending machine line. And strangely enough, I’m off to a foundry in Dudley next week. I’m going to be very careful…”

Rachel Karina Powys

“What a fantastic project. I think this book should be essential reading for all school leavers and many others. Very impressive.”

Bill Cassells

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Hal and his adventures in the aeronautics industry. I especially enjoyed the parts where Hal is in danger, but I also like the fact that the solution was based on his subject knowledge. It left me wishing to read more.”

Inger Brendstuen

Reader Reviews

Cast Doubt

There's no end of dangers on a factory floor.
Lethal machinery, welding fume, metalworking fluid mist-Hal Rogers, occupational hygienist, is well acquainted with them all.

When there's a case of dermatitis at a machining factory that even he can't explain, Hal begins to suspect that there's more going on than a simple health and safety violation.
Everything points towards industrial sabotage-and it could be fatal.

With just an engineer's ruined hands and traces of unexplained metals to go by, Hal's the only one who can solve this mystery.
And, as he'll soon find out, there are people who'll do anything to keep him from the truth.

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