Miner With Asbestosis Sues Coal Giant Employer for Asbestos
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An ex-miner in England who first went down the pits at 14 is suing his former
employers after contracting asbestos-related cancer, according to the
Huddersfield Daily newspaper on February 6, 2008.
The former miner wants compensation for his asbestosis illness, saying he was
exposed to asbestos when he worked for a coal giant.
He contends he was
exposed to asbestos from lagged boilers, steam pipes, stripping, mixing and
applying asbestos and when working on asbestos clutches and brakes. He says he
also worked on asbestos roofs, clutches, driers and boilers.
situation is all too familiar to the attorneys in the Weitz &
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