Family of asbestos victim, Peter Redman, appeal to colleagues for information
The family of a man from Hull, who died from asbestos-related lung cancer, is appealing for information from his former colleagues.
Peter Redman died in November 2013, aged 81, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Following Peter’s death, his family sought advice from industrial disease specialists, Thompsons Solicitors, to investigate a claim for compensation.
Peter worked as an electrician for various companies during his career, which spanned from 1952 to 1997. He worked for Humber Electrical Engineering Company first in Goole and then in Hull from 1952 to 1982, during which time he worked in various locations where he might have been exposed to asbestos. On more than one occasion, Peter was required to work alongside boiler laggers who worked with asbestos insulation.
During his career, Peter also worked for Pride Electric, Fairburns, and Beverley Electric at various locations.
His family is now appealing for anyone who worked at any of Peter’s employers, but particularly at Humber Electrical, to come forward with information about the working conditions.
Peter’s widow, Shirley Redman, said: “Peter was never warned about the dangers of asbestos or provided with any protective clothing. If his employers were aware of the dangers, why did they not take steps to keep him and his colleagues safe?
“We hope that anyone who worked for Humber Electrical at any point from 1952 to 1982 will come forward and speak to Thompsons Solicitors about asbestos in the locations they worked in.”
Oliver Collett, from Thompsons Solicitors, said: “We are seeking the help of anyone who remembers Peter or working at Humber Electrical so that we can find out the facts of Peter’s asbestos exposure, and bring his negligent employers to justice.
“The legacy of asbestos exposure is horrifying. Thompsons Solicitors is working to expose that legacy and to fight hard on the behalf of workers and their families who should never have had to deal with the awful consequences of employers’ negligence.”
Anyone with information should contact Oliver Collett at Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds office on 0113 2056304.
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