21 May 2012
Industrial disease claim to be launched by family?
An industrial disease claim may be launched by a family after it emerged a loved one died from an asbestos-related disease.
According to the Derby Telegraph, former electrician Roland Hutchinson passed away at the age of 76 in March this year after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma.
Throughout his career, Mr Hutchinson worked for a wide range of organisations - including Rolls Royce and Qualcast - and it has been established that he came into contact with the lethal substance during this time.
His daughter Elaine Fazekas told the news source her father was known as being a "strong and forthright" man.
"My dad was my closest friend and I miss him dearly. I know that the future will be a real struggle without him in my life," she added.
Assistant deputy Paul McCandless revealed Mr Hutchinson had been exposed to asbestos during his time as an apprentice and when he worked later in the ship and submarine-building industry.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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