09 February 2011
Steel erector seeking £1m in compensation from Esso
A personal injury compensation settlement of more than £1 million could be awarded to a steel erector who has respiratory issues following an incident at his work.
Graham Wood, who is 42 years old, claims to have been left "plagued" by breathing problems since June 2005, when a "strong and unpleasant smell" occurred in an oil refinery owned by Esso he was operating at near Southampton, The Star reports.
Mr Wood stated that he was fully fit and healthy prior to this mysterious incident, which has caused him to require strong inhalers to help his breathing and a court in London heard that although the composition of the offending gas remains unknown, it was evidently "harmful".
As a result, the workman is pursuing a damages claim of in excess of £1 million for his ongoing ordeal from Esso Petroleum Company, a firm which is owned and managed by global company ExxonMobil.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett