Lawyers acting for the widow of an instrument technician who died a tragic and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are desperate to trace his co-workers.

John William Robinson, from Whitehaven, Cumbria, died in June 2004 aged 75.  He was known as Bill to his work colleagues and worked for the following companies:

  • UKAEA, Windscale and Calder Works, Sellafield – March 1954 to January 1960
  • Courtaulds Limited, Foleshill Road, Coventry – January 1960 to January 1961
  • ACE Limited, London – January 1961 to January 1962
  • Fischer & Porter, Workington, Cumbria – January 1962 to January 1964
  • Matthew Hall Engineering Limited, Tottenham Court Road, London – February 1964 to January 1969

It is believed that Mr. Robinson was exposed to asbestos dust and fibres which he would have inhaled in the course of his employment. It is understood that neither Mr. Robinson nor his colleagues were made aware by their employers of the dangers associated with asbestos.

Asbestos-Related Disease

Thompsons Solicitors, a firm which specialises in asbestos-related diseases, needs to trace Mr Robinson’s co-workers in order to get more details about the environment he worked in.  Information from former workmates is needed to support a claim for compensation from the employer for the devastated family he has left behind.

Representing Mrs. Robinson, Joanne Candlish from Thompsons Solicitors said: “Mesothelioma is a terrible illness caused by employers’ disregard for their workers’ health and safety. Asbestos-related diseases will cause 10,000 deaths a year by 2010 and will be the biggest industrial killer of all time. It is important that we trace Bill Robinson’s co-workers, not because compensation will make up for his tragic death, but to ensure that those people who allowed him to work with asbestos pay for what they did.  Mr Robinson has left behind a devastated widow and family who need to see justice done.”

If anybody recalls Bill Robinson and worked with him at any of the companies listed, please contact Joanne Candlish, as a matter of urgency on 0151 224 1644.