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Asbestos Worker’s Family Seek the Truth Behind His Death

A worker’s family has begun searching for more information about its relative’s exposure to asbestos following his death last year.

The man, from Meir in Staffordshire, was 81 years old when he died from asbestos-related mesothelioma in September last year.

The man was employed as a pottery worker at a local company for 22 years beginning in 1950 and was diagnosed with the disease following a routine X-ray.

The mesothelioma took its hold on the man who had previously suffered from prostate cancer. He became a ‘different person’ and dropped over four stone in weight.

The man’s daughter, says that the experience of her father suffering from cancer was ‘horrendous’. She explained that he had asked her to ‘put a bag over his head’ to stop the suffering.

The father of 5, was cared for at home with the help of MacMillan nurses following several stints in hospital.

His daughter added: “He became extremely poorly very quickly and it wasn’t until after his death that we considered the implications of what had caused the mesothelioma.”

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Published on 16th February 2015.