2 construction firms agree to settle relatives of dead Staffordshire bricklayer.
Chicago, IL(MesotheliomaCancerNews.com)–Colin Allen, a bricklayer from Great Wyrley, England, died in 2004, three months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer after he was exposed to dangerous asbestos particles while he worked as a bricklayer. As reported by the West Midland News, lawyers for the dead construction worker’s family have been battling both of his former employers, F & EV Linford Ltd and Sir Alfred McAlpine Capital Projects Ltd., seeking damages for the asbestos related death of their loved one, Mr. Colin Allen.
Lawyers, for the family of the deceased construction worker, allege Allen was continuously exposed to harmful asbestos containing materials while he worked in the boiler house of the construction company, F & EV Linford, alongside workers applying asbestos to the boiler and pipes. The suit further accused construction company, Sir Alfred McAlpine, of directly exposing Allen to asbestos when he was a bricklayer by having him labor next to asbestos workers. The asbestos workers were applying the toxic material to a school in Metchley Lane, Birmingham, at the time of Allen’s employ.
Both construction companies confirmed an out of court settlement agreement was reached with the dead bricklayers family. Asbestos injury attorneys, for Mr. Allen’s family, claim the settlement was a six figure number. The monetary agreement was an effort to compensate for the catastrophic damages and fatal injuries caused by the direct and secondary exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma cancer is a fatal disease caused by exposure to asbestos containing products.
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