Electrician developed terminal cancer from asbestos in Sandringham tunnels

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Electrician developed terminal cancer from asbestos in Sandringham tunnels

A retired electrician has won a huge compensation payout after being diagnosed with terminal cancer caused by being exposed to lethal asbestos at Sandringham House.


10:23AM BST 14 Jun 2012

Harold Hart, 67, was exposed to the deadly dust while working at the Queen’s residence in 1985 for electrical contractors G E Child and Son.

Grandfather-of-ten Harold used to have to walk through the underground walkways and tunnels under the house where asbestos debris was stored.

Harold also came into contact with asbestos in the former Dow Chemicals factory in Kings Lynn in 1984 and at the Elephant and Castle Cinema in London for Associated British Cinemas, now Cineworld South East Cinemas, between October 1963 and January 1964.

He successfully pursued legal action against Associated British Cinemas and G E Child and Sons Ltd and has received an undisclosed settlement to secure his financial future.

Father-of-three Harold yesterday said Sandringham House was a “fantastic, grand place to work”, but no one warned him of the risk of asbestos.

He said: “It was absolutely devastating to find out that I was suffering from mesothelioma.

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