Pressed Steel cancer victim from Swindon wins £110k pay-out
11:50am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Latest News
A FORMER worker at the Swindon car body manufacturing plant, Pressed Steel, has won a £110,000 pay-out after developing an asbestos-related cancer.
The company, which later became British Motor Holdings and The Rover Company Ltd, agreed to the compensation – the latest in a series of claims against the company.
Swindon solicitor Brigitte Chandler, of law firm Charles Lucas & Marshall, said there was likely to be more cases against Pressed Steel in the coming years.
“The whole works were heated by steam pipes which were lagged with asbestos,” she said. “Asbestos was widely used in many of the buildings and asbestos sheets were also cut to size.
“In this most recent case, my client worked at Pressed Steel between 1961 and 1981, as a painter and decorator.
“He often had to work in the boiler house where the four boilers were lagged with asbestos. He was asked to continue working there even when asbestos was being physically removed.”
Anyone at the former Pressed Steel works who was at risk of inhaling asbestos dust should contact 01793 532995 or visit www.asbestosgroup.co.uk.