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Carpenter's Asbestos Death

Taken from the Evesham Journal Friday 9th February 2007
Asbestos death - Appeal made to former workers

Appeal made to former workers.
THE widow of an ex-Evesham carpenter who died after being
exposed to asbestos is looking for help in her legal battle for

Elizabeth Major is appealing for former colleagues of her late husband
Peter to come forward and help her bid.

Mr Major died from mesothelioma, a asbestos-related cancer, aged 70 in
2004. He is thought to have been exposed to asbestos whilst working as
a carpenter for Epsley and Co Ltd in Evesham from 1959 to 1967.

advertisementHis widow says during his time with the company, his
duties required him to cut and drill asbestos boards but he was never
provided with any respiratory equipment by his employers to protect him.

She said: "My husband was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2003 and
died the following year. It is such an aggressive disease that causes so
much pain and suffering, which we all felt in the last years of his life."

Anyone able to help can contact Hayley Hill on 0870 1500 100.

10:25am Friday 9th February 2007

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