Leeds Carpenter, Terry Ellis, very sadly died last June of Mesothelioma; a cancer of the lining of the lungs, aged 72. He has been exposed to asbestos at two Leeds companies where had worked in the 1960’s; George Whimpey and John Atkinson and Sons Ltd.
Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer and it is incurable.
Ex-employees of the company, and in particular those who may have worked with Terry are being urged to come forward and talk to law firms, to identify whether they too were exposed and what measures may have ben in place to protect them, and to identify fellow employees who may have also been exposed.
These days all parties are more aware of the dangers of the silent killer, asbestos. Even though it is reported that 75% of schools in England and Wales contain the substance. Unbelievable really, that our children are being exposed. Let’s hope that the action groups and government can stamp this out.
The first step of managing asbestos is to have an asbestos survey carried out. We offer all types of asbestos surveys and cover the UK. Most of our work is in Yorkshire and Lancashire, in particular Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, and Wakefield.