Lawyers acting for the family of Tony Holloway of Sandfields, Port Talbot, who suffered a premature and painful death from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma are desperate to trace his former colleagues.

Tony Holloway, who died in January 2005 aged 55 leaving a widow and three children, worked for Bernard Hastie in 1966 when he was 17 years old.

This is the only job in which it is thought that Tony Holloway came into contact with asbestos dust and fibres.

At the time Tony was working for Bernard Hastie, he lived in Peniel Green Road, Swansea. He moved to South Wales as a teenager from Wigan and spoke with a strong Lancashire accent.

Specialists in Asbestos Related Disease Cases

Thompsons Solicitors, the leading specialists in asbestos related disease cases for injured victims and their families, need to trace Tony Holloway’s former colleagues in order to get more details about the work Tony was doing for Bernard Hastie.

Information from former work mates is needed to support a claim for compensation by his widow Jacqueline Holloway.

Representing the family, Amanda Jones, from Thompsons Solicitors in Swansea said:
“Mesothelioma is a terrible terminal illness caused by employers’ disregard for their workers’ lives. Asbestos-related diseases will cause 10,000 deaths a year by 2010 and will be the biggest industrial killer of all time. It is vital that we trace Tony Holloway’s former colleagues, not because compensation can make up for his death, but to ensure that those people who forced him to work in such deadly conditions pay for what they did.”

If you worked for Bernard Hastie between 1966 and 1967, and you remember Tony Holloway, or have family or friends who did, please contact Amanda Jones on 01792 484920