Coal miners risk mesothelioma from asbestos in conveyer equipment brakes.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, a widow, whose coal miner husband died from mesothelioma, is appealing for help in her fight for lawsuit compensation.
Her husband, spent more than 30 years working in coal mines.
While working at the pits, he was regularly exposed to asbestos and in October 2007, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
He ultimately died from the asbestos-related lung cancer last June – less than a year after the mesothelioma was diagnosed – at the age of 80.
His widow is now appealing for friends and former coal miner colleagues of her husband to come forward as part of a lawsuit claim for compensation.
Her husband worked in the coal mining industry between 1950 and 1956 and was exposed to asbestos in almost every facet of his job, in particular from the brakes on the conveyors and other equipment used underground.
"We would like to hear from anyone who worked or socialized with him, especially anyone who can tell us about the brakes and other causes of his exposure in the coal mining work," said his asbestos lawyers.
Many coal miners have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
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