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Litigation on the rise by firemen exposed to asbestos at work

Firemen are increasingly starting lawsuits after being exposed to asbestos during the fire fighting career. Asbestos was frequently used for fireproofing older buildings and firemen are easily exposed to it during the course of their work where the buildings often fall apart. A fire and rescue service in the UK paid out 100,000 pounds in compensation after a fireman died from asbestos-related illness to which he become exposed while he was a firefighter. Because the effects of asbestos can take more than 10 years to become evident, it is expected that many more such cases will occur as time goes on.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Sunday Mercury

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About: Litigation on the rise by firemen exposed to asbestos at work

Date: 17 October 2004

Source: Sunday Mercury

Author: Tom Wells


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