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Widow sues over husband’s death from asbestos cancer
A LICHFIELD widow whose husband died from an asbestos-related cancer is suing for damages of up to £350,000.
Hazel Hooley is seeking compensation from her husband William’s former employers Balfour Beatty Workplace, previously trading as Troughton & Young.
William Hooley died from malignant mesothelioma, a cancer of the tissues surrounding his lungs, aged just 70, losing around 20 years of life expectancy, according to a High Court writ.
Mrs Hooley, 63, of Pettiford Close, blames her husband’s former employers for his death and brands them negligent.
He worked for the company between 1961 and 1966 as an electrical site improver and then an electrical foreman, on contracts at various industrial, public sector and commercial premises.
On one contract in London he thought he would suffocate, as he walked downstairs to a boiler room through a thick foggy cloud of asbestos made by fitters stripping out old asbestos pipe lagging and sections, it is alleged.