We are apPealing for Witnesses
The team at AmicusLaw will be working across a number of cases at any given time. We are always in need of additional information to support our case investigations and would value any information from witnesses relative to the cases below.
We are acting for a client who worked at the Clarks site in Street between 1959 to 1971 as an Electrician. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer linked to past exposures to asbestos dust, at Yeovil District Hospital in April 2023.
He came across asbestos at the site in the boiler house, ducts, heat setters and asbestos ceiling tiles in the large twin office blocks. He remembers major office block refurbishments in 1964.
Please do come forward and get in touch if you also worked at this site and have any information on the asbestos at the site and the working practices as this will be very helpful to our case against the insurers for the company.
We are acting for the families of two local workmen who have recently lost their lives through Mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer of the lining of lung linked to past exposures to asbestos dust.
The late Mr Peter Young of Radstock was diagnosed at the RUH and died within months of diagnosis in April of this year at the age of 75. Mr Paul Carter of Trowbridge was diagnosed at the RUH and died within 8 weeks of diagnosis last November, at the age 68. Paul was still working as a cabinet maker at his own workshop in Corsham.
Our client worked as a labourer and carpenter on the new Bath University site when this was first being built during the late 60s and early 1970s. Vast quantities of asbestos building materials were used on this new development and Mr Young remembered huge machines pumping out blue asbestos and this being sprayed onto the beams and pipework.
Large quantities of asbestolux board were cut up and used on the new 8 storey building and Mr Young recalled carpenters cutting overhead and asbestos dust falling onto him below, whilst he was doing his concrete work. Masks were not worn, and neither were warned of the dangers of working in amongst this asbestos dust.
If you also worked on this site and can remember the asbestos used, then please do come forward as your evidence will be helpful to both families.
We are acting for Mr Brian Liscoe, aged 85, who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare and terminal asbestos disease affecting the lining of the lung.
Brian Liscoe was exposed to asbestos whilst working for Cooke’s of Finsbury between 1959 to 1971. His employers sent him to work in Southampton, with 33 others from Cooke’s and they got digs and stayed there for 8 months, building the interiors of the new vessel. They were all cutting up Asbestolux boards for the ceilings and wall panelling of the cruise liner, before covering this with leather. He went into the Engine room and saw laggers there mixing up asbestos powder in large buckets and mixing this with water. He worked in a permanently dusty environment on board the QE2 during this period. He is very keen to hear from anyone else who had a similar experience on the QE2, or who worked alongside him during this period from Cooke’s of Finsbury.
He was also exposed between 1959 to 1971 when putting up the many stands used for the London Exhibition Centre work and asbestos boards were widely used during this time. He also worked on many London department stores.
If you had similar exposures to asbestos then please do get in touch as your information will be very useful.
We are acting for the widow of the late Mark Harrison who lost his life to Mesothelioma, a rare and terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs linked to past asbestos exposures.
Mark, aged 62, was exposed to asbestos dust whilst working at multiple Quarries around Devon and worked for ECC Quarries Ltd at the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate in Exeter between 1978 to 1994.
He worked with the engineering team as a Draughtsman. He worked on the quarry machinery and was exposed to asbestos brake pads and linings.
Mark remembered that many of the quarry workshops, including Marsh Barton, had the large corrugated asbestos cement roof panels and these used to shake and vibrate from the overhead gantry crane inside the workshop.
Mark remembered asbestos ceiling tiles in his office.
He worked at lots of quarries including; Rockbeare, Stoneycombe, Hillhead, Bishopscourt, Blackhill and Asphalt plants.
He worked at the Westleigh Quarry near Tiverton in 1987 and remembered extensive building works and refurbishments taking place whilst he was there and this included dismantling the asbestos corrugated roof panels and asbestos partitioning/wall panelling.
Please do come forward if you worked at any of the above quarries or workshops and have any information on the asbestos there, or in the machinery. You may have some information that could help our case. You may wish to speak with us confidentially.
We are acting for a client who has been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease and worked as a builder with local building company, W.G Rumsam between 1980 to 2005. He worked on both commercial and domestic sites and remembers using Asbestolux boards and also asbestos Artex. If you also worked at this company and can remember coming into contact with any asbestos products on new build houses, factories or hotels please do get in touch as you may be able to help with our case, as the company did provide insurance cover against these asbestos exposure risks.
Due to the high dangers of Asbestolux boards, these were phased out in the late 1970s and replaced with Supalux, a non asbestos containing board, however, a lot of old stock of the Asbestolux board was used up. Many people continued to be exposed whilst ripping out old Asbestolux boards on building sites.
We are acting for the family of the late Mrs Alex Scriven who died in April 2021, aged 69, as a result of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung linked to past exposures to asbestos dust and fibres. Asbestos dust is a particular menace as often the fibres are microscopic and invisible.
The late Mrs Scriven worked at Denner’s in Yeovil between the years 1982 to 2003. We are looking for people who worked at the Denner’s dept store, later became Beale’s in Yeovil and can remember the frequent building and renovation works. We are aware that there was a lot of asbestos in this department store and so if you have any information in relation to this then please do come forward. You may remember orange warning stickers on the asbestos around the store.
We are also looking for people who worked at the Powrmatic factory sites in Ilminster, where asbestos was widely used for the new boilers. Mr Keith Scriven worked for this company between the years 1974 and 1990 and would have come home with asbestos dust and fibres on his work clothes, putting his wife at risk. If you also worked at these sites and can remember the asbestos being used, or asbestos lagged pipework around the factories then please do get in touch.
We are acting for the families of two clients who were both diagnosed with Mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung from breathing in asbestos dust and fibres.
Both clients have recently lost their lives to this disease and Mr Allen Barnaby was diagnosed at the age of 73 and at the time of diagnosis was still working at the Filton Airbus site. Our other client is the late Graham Hills who was diagnosed at the age of 74 and worked at the site between the years 1986 to 2002.
Asbestos is a particular menace as the dust is often invisible microscopic fibres and so many people do not realise that they have been exposed.
Both worked on the military aircraft, F1-11s and Sea King Helicopters and disturbed asbestos materials in the confined spaces of the aircraft during deep maintenance work. The aircrafts were stripped down from cockpit to tail. Our clients worked in confined dusty areas without any form of protection.
Our clients worked at the old 1940s Brabazon Hangar and in 2015, the old asbestos lagging was removed from the asbestos lagged pipework behind the ovens and furnaces and in the paint shop area. Before this removal, maintenance men were often seen maintaining and repairing the asbestos pipework.
Our cases are ongoing and if you remember working with either the late Graham Hills or Allen Barnaby then please do come forward. Also please do get in touch if you were also exposed to asbestos at this site whilst working in the Brabazon Hangar or on the military aircraft as you may have some useful information to add to our cases.
We are acting for a client who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer to the lining of the lung. He is not having any treatment for this. He has been told that this cancer is linked to past exposures to asbestos dust. He was exposed to asbestos on building sites whilst working for the above companies between the years 1960 to 2002.
If you worked for these companies and came into contact with asbestos building materials then you may be able to assist and provide further information, or even confirm our client’s recollections.
We are acting for a client, aged 62, who worked at the above sites from 1976 to date, following his Apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer/plumber. Our client has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung linked to past exposures to asbestos dust and fibres. He is undergoing immunotherapy treatment at Musgrove Park Hospital. This is a particularly cruel disease as often the asbestos fibres are microscopic and so people do not realise they are being exposed, when they are.
He worked in many boiler houses at these old MoD sites and came across asbestos lagging. He worked at the Hangars at RNAS in Yeovilton where the Sea Kings helicopters were repaired and maintained. It is well known that following the discovery that many of the components in the Sea King helicopters contained asbestos, many workers who worked on them are at risk. The Hangars also contained asbestos lagged pipework.
We are looking for people to come forward who worked at these old MoD sites in Somerset over the years and may have some knowledge of the asbestos at these sites. If you can help, then please get in touch.
We are acting for Mr Robert Rotheroe, aged 75, who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung linked to past asbestos exposures. Our client worked at the British Leyland factory between the years 1964 – 1977 and this was initially Austin Motor Co.
Our client remembers the extensive asbestos lagged pipework in the factory and this regularly got knocked by forklift trucks and disturbed during maintenance and repair works. He remembers working on a Saturday and seeing laggers who were there lagging some of the pipework. We are looking for people who may remember the asbestos at this factory to come forward to help my client and his wife with his insurance claim. It would also be helpful for anyone to come forward who worked alongside our client.
We have a client who worked at the Carborundum Factory between 1968 to 1981 and came into contact with asbestos lagging on the pipes and boiler. He used to clean out the boiler each time there was an insurance inspection. He was recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung linked to breathing in asbestos dust and fibres which are often invisible and microscopic. If you worked at this factory and have some knowledge of the asbestos there or working practices at the time, then please do get in touch as we would be very interested to hear from you.
We are acting for a doctor who previously worked at this hospital in the 80s up until its closure in 1993. He has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer of the lining of the lungs linked to past asbestos exposures.
The hospital was an old Victorian building that our client describes as very scruffy and remembers an occasion in the late 80s when the cleaners used a fire hose to clean the floors of the wards and the entire ceiling below collapsed onto patients and staff.
The patients in their beds on the ward below, were covered in dust and debris. If anyone worked at this hospital do come forward to describe the condition of the old building that we strongly suspect to have contained a lot of asbestos. Please do come forward if you worked on maintenance and can remember the asbestos ceiling tiles and asbestos pipe lagging/boiler room, or if you can remember seeing maintenance men working around the hospital.
We are acting for Norman Lewin who was exposed to Maranite asbestos dust in the W G Pye & Co factory during the 1960s and 70s. If anyone remembers our client, or if you also worked at this site in York Street during the 60s/70s then please do get in touch.
We are looking for people who worked at the Sun Printing and Odhams Printing Watford printing factories and can remember the asbestos lagged pipework along the walls/ceilings. Our client, Mick Brooks from Rickmansworth, worked at both sites between 1949 to 1978 as a Magazine Planner and has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung linked to past exposures to asbestos dust. The only dust he can remember coming into contact with was when working in the above dusty printing factories.
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