The family of a man who died as a result of asbestos exposure is calling on his old colleagues to come forward and help with a legal battle.
Malcolm James, who grew up in Thornhill before moving to Mirfield in his 20s, worked for Sheffield-based scrap metal merchants Thos-W-Ward Ltd, know as Tommy Wards, in the 1960s.
He also worked as a self-employed labourer, or ‘oxy-cutter,’ at power stations across Yorkshire where he dismantled turbine houses, boilers, chimneys and pipe work for scrap.
Mr James, 69, died of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure in 2009 , by which point he was living in Filey . Now solicitors Irwin Mitchell have been hired by Mr James’ son, John, of Greenside Road, Mirfield, to find out where the exposure to asbestos occurred.
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