A UK woman is soliciting the help of her deceased husband’s former coworkers to help gather
information and assemble a claim to get justice for her husband’s death.
According to The Northern Echo, a Darlington-based newspaper, 72-year-old Anne Metcalfe has been taking strides towards filing a claim against Metropolitan Vickers, a locomotive manufacturing company. Her husband Roger, who worked as an electrician at the Stockton-based company from 1954 to 1955, passed away from mesothelioma in August 2009.
“Before [he was diagnosed with mesothelioma], he had always been very fit – he played golf and was a keen walker and sailor, and he enjoyed woodworking,” Anne said, before adding that one of his hobbies was making small furniture and clocks for his grandchildren.
He began noticing initial symptoms of mesothelioma in 2005 after suffering from breathlessness during the night of his installation as the Master of his Freemason’s Lodge.
“His illness grew worse with time, but we were never given a diagnosis until March last year – the news was a crushing blow and we were devastated,” she said.
In the wake of her husband’s death, Anne is now seeking to find other workers who worked at Metropolitan Vickers during the same time that Roger was employed there in order to gather more information on what the working conditions were like, and what asbestos they may have been exposed to.
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