Mr S, Plumber
Posted: 10th Apr 17 11:31 AM
Mr S was diagnosed with asbestos pleural thickening in 2009. He had been exposed to asbestos during his 20 years employment as a plumber at a hospital.
One of his main jobs was to make repairs the steam and pipework that went around the building. The pipes would frequently leak due to their old age, and Mr S would have to remove the asbestos to undertake the repair. He was also required to cut asbestos sheets to create gaskets for the calorifiers.
Settlement was achieved on a provisional damages basis in 2012 for £35,000