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Ulverston widow wins asbestos case

Ulverston widow wins asbestos case
The widow of a man who died after he was exposed to asbestos at work has received a six-figure settlement from his former employers.

Marian Wilson of Ulverston said the case represented a step towards justice for the death of her husband, who died in 2011 after battling asbestos-induced cancer for six years, according to the North-West Evening Mail.

Thousands of workers have claimed against former employers whose negligence meant they were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos.

Peter, the woman's late husband, worked as a machine shop worker at Oxley in the 1970s and came into regular contact with the deadly substance because of his role, which involved cutting lengths of asbestos rope with a band saw.

Mrs Wilson said of the compensation: "I am hugely relieved his former employers have finally settled the case so I can start to move on with my life."

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Posted by Chris Stevenson