Daughter’s hunt for clues after dad’s asbestos death
PLEA FOR FORMER WORK COLLEAGUES TO GET IN TOUCH
A WOMAN who lost her dad to a deadly asbestos disease is hoping to find his former colleagues.
James Spencer died in July 2016 – 13 days before his 81st birthday - after developing the fatal asbestos disease, mesothelioma.
James worked as a fire equipment maintenance operator.
His daughter, Tracey, is now urging former colleagues of her father to come forward.
She is being supported by Thompsons Solicitors.
Tracey said: “My dad’s diagnosis came as a complete shock to our family, but the fact it was because of asbestos exposure has left us with more questions than answers.
“I’m hoping that someone who used to work with my dad, or who used to work at the companies generally, will see this and be able to provide us with information about the conditions he worked in.
“We’re hoping this will give us some closure on his death, because at the moment we don’t know how he was exposed to the toxic substance that took his life.”
Alison Barnard, of Thompsons Solicitors, added: “Asbestos-related diseases cause thousands of deaths every year, and are predicted to be the biggest industrial killer of all time.
“Thompsons Solicitors brought the first-ever successful case for asbestos disease compensation to the House of Lords in 1972, and has continued to support those affected by asbestos ever since.
“It is vitally important that we find more information about James’ working conditions so we can support his family with a claim.
“If you worked with James and have information about the working conditions please contact us as you could provide the answers that Tracey and her family are so desperately looking for.”
Anyone with information about the working conditions at either employer is asked to contact Alison Barnard at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, on 0161 819
James Spencer, who died after developing mesothelioma