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Family to continue industrial disease claim

Family to continue industrial disease claim

A family are appealing for help as they attempt to launch an industrial disease claim on behalf of an elderly man who passed way due to mesothelioma last year.

According to the Kidderminster Shuttle, David Taylor died from the asbestos-related illness - which affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs - in July 2010 and it is believed that he may have been exposed to the substance during his time working at a factory managed by Fry's Metals from 1966 to 1994.

His family claim that asbestos was present on furnaces and the pipe work in the foundry of the depot, meaning he may have contracted the illness from there.

The 75-year-old started legal proceedings against his former employer immediately after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma last February and his family are now determined to continue this pursuit.

His widow Christine commented that the news Mr Taylor had the fatal disease "came as a terrible shock" and his loved ones now want to contact some of the man's former colleagues for more information.

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Posted by Richard Saunders