A family have launched an appeal for colleagues of a man who died from Mesothelioma to get in touch with them, so that they are able to work out how their father contracted the deadly asbestos related disease.
Mr Mick Torr died at the age of 67 last year after a short battle with mesothelioma, which the family believe he contracted from having worked in the construction industry in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, through his various jobs as a joiner and roofer. He died just a couple of months after being diagnosed.
The family are looking for anyone who may have worked with Mr Torr over the years to get in touch so they can try and piece together where and when he may have come into contact with asbestos, resulting in his early death.
His daughter Sharon said: “The family have been left devastated at losing their father to an asbestos illness and before he became breathless and poorly, he was still very fit as at 67 he was still relatively young and was enjoying his retirement.”
The Solicitors acting on behalf of the family, Simpson Millar, confirmed that Mr Torr had told them he remembered working with asbestos materials within his various jobs, inparticular asbestos roof panels and boards which he handled. This most certainly attributed to him inhaling the asbestos fibers and causing the long term damage.
Mick worked for Wimpey and Doncaster Council over his career, and there are hopes that someone will remember him and come forward with information.
If anyone does remember working with Mr Torr, then they can get in touch directly with the Solicitors by phone on 0117 327 0343 or by visiting the website www.simpsonmillar.co.uk
Source of article: https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/appeal-did-you-work-with-doncaster-man-who-died-from-asbestos-related-cancer-1-8059066 by Darren Burke
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Published Aug 15, 2016