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Industrial disease claim could be made by family

Industrial disease claim could be made by family

An industrial disease claim may be launched by a family after it emerged that an elderly man passed away due to an asbestos-related illness.

According to online resource This is Staffordshire, a coroner's report has confirmed that 87-year-old George Harrison died from mesothelioma - a form of cancer that affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs - last month.

Mr Harrison worked as a kiln operator at Johnson's Pottery for 37 years between 1950 and 1987 and is thought to have regularly come into contact with the lethal substance there.

Christine Harriman, Mr Harrison's daughter, told the news source her father had informed her that he used "asbestos rope in the kilns and kept it in a storeroom where it was cut".

Therefore, Ms Harriman and other members of his family may decide to seek damages on his behalf.

This comes after Get Wokingham reported that 95-year-old Stanley Ball passed away after contracting mesothelioma in February this year.

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Posted by Richard Saunders