A pensioner who is launching an industrial disease claim has called on his former colleagues to come forward and help his legal battle.
Ex-shipyard worker George Storey was diagnosed with mesothelioma in December 2012 and told the Sunderland Echo this news was "utterly devastating" to him and his family.
The 85-year-old operated as a plumber's mate for Pallion-based firm Steel Engineers for two years between 1953 and 1955 before then moving on to work at several other shipyards in the region.
He believes he was exposed to asbestos during this time and is therefore pursuing a claim for compensation.
And, with this in mind, he has issued an appeal to any former co-workers to assist him by providing evidence in his case.
"I used to enjoy gardening and pottering around in my woodshed, but I'm now unable to manage these simple tasks," he noted.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas