The wife of a 61-year-old man who died from skin cancer after five years of working in power stations is seeking injury compensation over her husband’s death.
Peter Wright worked as a fitter welder in cooling towers in England and Wales during the 1970s and was regularly exposed to asbestos during his work, the Derby Telegraph reports.
However, he was never given any protective clothing or breathing gear and died from gastrointestinal bleeding last year shortly after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma.
"I’m satisfied that the period of exposure was from 1971 to 1976 and with that coupled with the fact the pathologist found asbestos fibres, there is no doubt in my mind that asbestos was the cause of the malignant melanoma," his wife Gail told the newspaper.
Businesses who want to avoid injury compensation claims due to asbestos-related diseases have been advised that they can get advice from the Health and Safety Executive.
Posyed by Wayne Weir.