A man who developed the Asbestos-related cancer Mesothelioma from exposure to Asbestos fibres at work has been awarded compensation.
Brian Harrison worked as a publications officer at Cadbury's Bournville factory from 1954 until 1962. During this period, he spent much of his time interviewing colleagues who had been stripping and repairing pipe work insulated with Asbestos.
He would stand on the shop floor while conducting his discussions and was only a few feet from where his co-workers were working with Asbestos materials.
In July 2009 the 76-year-old man was diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer. Mr Harrison said, "I enjoyed good health until I noticed during my weekly swim that I seemed to be struggling for breath. I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer after a lot of tests."
He went on to say that his employer did not give him any warnings about the dangers of Asbestos.
Exposure to Asbestos is associated with a range of diseases, including Pleural Plaques and Asbestosis.