01 July 2008
Asbestos-related cancer sufferer appeals for compensation
A man who suffers from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma is appealing for compensation.
Terrence Roach, who was diagnosed with the disease last year, has begun legal proceedings against his former employers, alleging that he was exposed to asbestos during his working life.
Now 68 years old, he is appealing for former work colleagues to support his claim that he came into contact with the hazardous insulating material during his employment, the Mansfield Chad reports.
He worked in brick production at Ollerton Brick Works for 12 years from 1955 and for Kirton Brick Works for a further 28 years.
"I was presented with a gold watch for 40 years service on my retirement in 1995, but little did I know that only 12 years later I would be diagnosed with a terminal cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos dust," the pensioner stated.
A spokesperson for Hanson Building Products - a supplier of heavy building materials that took over Ollerton Brick Works - confirmed it was aware of the claim and said it is currently investigating it.
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