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Case study – insulation worker

Mr. C emigrated to Australia from Malta in 1956. In 1964 he found work at the Bradford Insulation factory Mr. C worked at the factory for 10 months.

One of his jobs was to pack a blue asbestos mixture into bags. Mr. C emptied bags of blue asbestos into a mixing trough and then put the mixture into smaller bags and weighed them. This was a very dusty process as there were no exhaust fans or ventilation in the enclosed area. Mr. C worked overtime sweeping up asbestos powder that had travelled onto the roof through the air vents. After a few months of this work Mr. C was sick of the dust and left.

In 2000 he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Mr. C instructed Turner Freeman who commenced proceedings against his employer. His matter ran to trial, settling for a confidential sum prior to judgment.

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