The widow of a teacher at a prep school is seeking GBP 200,000 in injury compensation after her husband died from malignant mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure.
David Kitchin, who died aged 60, worked at Farleigh School near Andover between 1966 and 1969 and again between 1974 and 1986, during which time he came into contact with asbestos dust and fibres, the Hampshire Chronicle reports.
Central heating and pipes lagged with asbestos ran in the route into the main school, known as the Stone Passageway, a High Court writ claims.
Mrs Kitchin believes the school was negligent in failing to protect staff from exposure to the deadly substance and is pursuing a GBP 200,000 injury compensation claim.
It follows news that a the family of Dudley Maasz, who was exposed to asbestos while working for Great Western Railways in the 1940s, was recently awarded an injury compensation payout of GBP 100,000.