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Asbestos News

UK demolition firm fined by HSE for asbestos violations
Family looks into father's asbestos death
The family members of an Englishman who passed away from an asbestos-related disease is investigating whether they might be eligible for compensation from the demolition company for which he worked.

Eric Stanley Clark worked for the now defunct FW Jones demolition firm from 1963 to 1975, according to the Burton Mail. It was on the job where he was exposed to the deadly mineral that ultimately caused him to develop cancer in his liver and lungs.

The family is now searching for Clark's old coworkers, who might have information on his asbestos exposure. Clark's son, Paul, said that his father didn't talk much about his job but there was one incident that stood out.

"I do remember hearing about one incident in 1972 where a wall collapsed on him and he ended up in Burton Hospital covered in white dust. At the time, we didn’t realize what it was, but asbestos-related illness can take effect 30, 40 or 50 years after exposure," he told the news source.

Workers in the demolition and construction businesses have typically experienced significant asbestos exposure, as the mineral was used in old buildings because of its resistance to heat. However, asbestos has been known to cause malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis.ADNFCR-3360-ID-19811491-ADNFCR
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