Feb 13, 2019

Electrician wins asbestos case against Vauxhall

John Carey continued a claim against Vauxhall Motors in Luton after his wife Lydia died of mesothelioma in November. Solicitors for the family say Mrs Carey initially launched the action against Vauxhall Motors after her diagnosis. Mr Carey, from Toddington, Bedfordshire, described coming into contact with asbestos as an electrician in the trucks division of Vauxhall Motors between 1973 and 1979 - during which time he met and married his wife. Vauxhall Motors said any jobs which disturbed asbestos were carried out under strictly controlled conditions and that Mr Carey would not have taken his work clothes home, the court heard. Passing judgment, Her Honour Judge Karen Walden-Smith said she was satisfied that Mr Carey had been exposed to significant quantities of asbestos dust which was transferred back home on his overalls.

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