Widow’s search for Husband's work colleagues21 October 2008
Electrician died from asbestos related lung cancer
The family of a Greater Manchester electrician are urging his former colleagues to help them establish where he was exposed to asbestos.
Christopher Scully from Royton died in September 2007 from asbestos related lung cancer.
Now his family have instructed Thompsons Solicitors to investigate a claim for compensation from his former employers for exposure to asbestos.
It is believed that Mr Scully was exposed to asbestos while working as an electrician for a number of firms from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Did you work with Christopher Scully?
Thompsons Solicitors wish to speak to his former colleagues who worked with him at various different Manchester employers including:
S Barratt & Co Limited
Now known as S. Barrett & Co (Manchester) Limited
From 1961/62 to 1965/66
S Dickinson Limited
From 1965/66 to 1966/67
AE Sudlow & Company Limited
Also known as Sudlows Limited or Albert E Sudlow & Co Limited.
Now known as Ins Sudlow (Electrical) Limited
From 1966/67 to 1967/68
Willand Engineering Co Ltd
During 1967/68,1971/72 and 1986/87
Micro Design Associates Limited
From 1987/88 to 1989/90
Kay Electrical and Engineering Projects Limited
From 1989 to 1992
Thompsons wishes to hear from anyone who worked for any of those companies and who may have any information about the working environment during the time Mr Scully was employed.
Asbestos related disease will cause 10,000 deaths by 2010
Mr Scully had worked as an electrician since he was 15.
Before his illness he had been an active man who enjoyed gardening and DIY. In October 2006, he visited his GP after suffering chest problems. Six months later he was diagnosed with a lung tumour which could not be treated.
Following his death a Coroner’s inquest concluded that Mr Scully died from lung cancer, to which exposure to asbestos was a contributory factor.
Christopher’s wife, Anne Scully called for anyone with any information to help.
She said: “We believe many of his former work colleagues still live in the area and we would urge them to get in touch.”
Joanne Candlish, client representative at Thompsons Solicitors’ North West office, said: “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 Christopher Scully’s former workmates so we can build up an accurate description of his working conditions. It is important we find out which employers were responsible for his exposure to asbestos.”
If anybody can provide information about these companies, please contact Joanne Candlish on 08000 224 224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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