Asbestos was Used to Make Locomotives in Railways Plants. Workers on the Site Are at Risk for Lung Disease
The man was 70 when he died in March last year after being diagnosed with the cancer mesothelioma.
As a young man, he had a job as clerk in the accounts office of a plant that produced train cars and engines.
His wife is now appealing for other former workers at the plant to come forward with evidence of the use of asbestos at the site in the 1950s.
The man, along with other members of staff from the accounts offices, regularly walked through the workshops, and other areas where asbestos was used, to give out pay packets and discuss issues.
Industrial disease specialists now report that those who worked at such plants, where steam locomotives were being serviced and repaired, were at risk for exposure.
The locomotives were dismantled and rebuilt and asbestos blankets, asbestos rope and asbestos cement were removed and replaced on locomotive boilers and other parts of the locomotives.
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