The family of a profoundly deaf man from Cardiff who died from asbestos-related cancer is launching an appeal for information from his former workmates.
Phillip Reinholdt died in September 2013, aged 67, four months after his diagnosis of mesothelioma.
Following Phillip’s death, his family contacted industrial disease specialists, Thompsons Solicitors, to investigate a claim for compensation.
Phillip worked as a carpenter and joiner for Rosser Thomas & Co of Dumballs Road, Cardiff between 1962 and 1968. The company was a contractor to HM Ministry of Works, HM Ministry of Supply and British Rail and it also erected factories, warehouses, banks, schools, shops, houses and flats.
Before his death, Phillip said he believed that dust he saw in the air of the Cardiff premises was asbestos.
Phillip’s family is now appealing for anyone who worked for Rosser Thomas & Co, at any time in the 1960's, to come forward with information about the working conditions.
Eamonn McDonough, a specialist asbestos claims lawyer from Thompsons Solicitors, said: “We are now appealing for people who may remember Phillip or what it was like to work for Rosser Thomas & Co so that we can build up the facts about his exposure to the asbestos that killed him.
“During his employment as a carpenter, Phillip should have been provided with masks, at the very least, to protect him from breathing in asbestos. Any information his former colleagues provide could help Phillip’s family hold the employer to account for his death.”
Anyone with information should contact Eamonn McDonough at Thompsons Solicitors’ Cardiff office on 029 2044 5300.