Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Regional asbestos payouts in the UK South West top 1.5 million dollars

Compensation payouts for asbestos-related deaths and illnesses in the South West of England have topped 1.5 million dollars (1 million pounds).

The settlements are linked primarily to employees who worked at the former British Railways Board’s engineering plant in Swindon.

Asbestos-related illnesses and diseases – which could take up to 60 years to develop – have become so common in the region that they have been referred to as ‘Swindon disease’. Workers in the area have described how asbestos used to blow around like ‘snow’ at the former GWR works, part of which is now the Steam museum.

A charity group, The Swindon and South West Asbestos Group, has been actively lobiying for local families suffering with asbestos diseases. They now offer home visits to sufferers in the Swindon area to advise on benefits available. For further details, contact the group on 01793 532995 or email info@asbestosgroup.co.uk or visit at www.asbestosgroup.co.uk

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1 comment:

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