The family of a former domestic appliance assembler who died in December 2012 following exposure to asbestos are launching an urgent appeal to trace her former co-workers.
Nicola Gordon, who worked assembling electrical appliances, including kettles and toasters for Russell Hobbs at Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent, from 1968 to 1974 died from mesothelioma, a fatal asbestos cancer which affects the lining of the lungs. Mrs Gordon left behind three young grandchildren and her husband, who is currently pursuing a legal case following her death.
The family believe that Nicola was exposed to asbestos whilst working at the factory which led her to contract mesothelioma.
Mr Gordon has instructed Thompsons Solicitors, a leading industrial disease specialist to investigate the claim. He is calling on anyone who worked with his wife at Russell Hobbs or were employed there in the 1960s or 1970s to get in contact with Thompsons if they have any recollection about Mrs Gordon’s working environment.
Family deserves justice
Joanne Keen, the solicitor from Thompsons representing the family, said: “It is vital that Mrs Gordon’s former workmates from Russell Hobbs come forward to ensure that the employers who allowed her to be exposed to asbestos are held to account. Mr and Mrs Gordon deserve justice and we are committed to helping them achieve this.”
If anybody can provide assistance regarding the working conditions at the Russell Hobbs, Blythe Bridge Factory in Stoke on Trent from 1968 to 1974, please contact Joanne Keen at Thompsons Solicitors on 01782 406200.
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