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A women in Widnes is reportedly searching for answers after her husband died from mesothelioma, which is an incurable asbestos related cancer.
Frank Holland, 72, was working as an HGV driver when he was diagnosed with the disease. He died 2 months later.
Mr Holland’s wife Jen is now reportedly appealing for help to see where her husband came in to contact with the deadly dust. Mr Holland was in the Merchant Navy for 8 years and it is believed that he worked in the engine and boiler rooms. The pipes on the ships may have been lagged with asbestos.
Andrew Stinchcombe, Director and Novum Law Solicitors, comments “this is yet another sad example of a person dying from an asbestos related disease many decades after the apparent exposure to asbestos occurred. It is not uncommon for this disease to develop some 30 to 40 years after the exposure to asbestos occurred, and it is another sad reminder that asbestos dust should never be disturbed, and should only be handled by experts in asbestos removal”.
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