An elderly man suffering with mesothelioma is hoping to complete a successful industrial disease claim before he passes away.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, 91-year-old Percy Bowers has urged his former colleagues he worked alongside at the Charles Roberts railway tanker factory to come forward and help his claim.
Mr Bowers worked at the site in Horbury, near Wakefield, for 49 years and believes he is likely to have come into contact with asbestos during this period.
The claimant was just 14 years of age when he started working for the organisation - which was taken over by US firm Proctor Engineering in 1974 - in 1934 and his first role involved refurbishing and building railway carriages and tankers.
His son Graham told the news source his father's illness is "absolutely devastating" for the family.
"We feel angry that his health has taken such a dramatic turn for the worse simply because he went to work every day at the factory," he added.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas