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Appeal to former work colleagues of late Northamptonshire plasterer

The family of Joseph Henri Labonte, a former plasterer from Northamptonshire, are appealing for information following his death from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.

Posted on 09 September 2021

They would like to hear from anyone who worked for either WA Telling Ltd in 1964/65 and in the mid 1970s to 80s, and also FG Minter Ltd in the mid 1960s to early 1970s, where Joseph was employed.

Joseph Labonte

While employed by WA Telling Ltd, in 1964/65, Joseph worked on the refurbishment of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital on Euston Road in London. When he worked for the company again in the 70s and 80s he worked on a number of contracts, building supermarkets, commercial and industrial premises and new housing estates in the Leicestershire, Luton, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire areas.

While employed by FG Minter Ltd in the mid 60s to early 70s, Joseph recalled working alongside other tradesmen on new housing estates again in the Northamptonshire area.

He recalled being exposed to asbestos when working alongside joiners cutting asbestos boards, pipefitters installing boilers and pipework and when using jointing and filling materials such as Rawlplug and Philplug.

Joseph was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, on 23 July, 2020 and sadly died in January 2021. Represented by Leigh Day solicitors, Joseph’s brother is trying to find people who worked at WA Telling Ltd and FG Minter Ltd to help explain the extent of Joseph’s asbestos exposure.

Helen Ashton, asbestos claims solicitor at Leigh Day, said:

“We are appealing for former colleagues and other workers at WA Telling Ltd and FG Minter Ltd to come forward with any information about asbestos and its use.”

All information will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you have any information that might assist in the first instance, please telephone 0161 393 3563 and ask to speak to Ose Osuide or alternatively e-mail Ose at Oosuide@leighday.co.uk or hashton@leighday.co.uk

Helen Ashton
Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos claims Industrial disease

Helen Ashton

Leading Derbyshire, Yorkshire and East Midlands mesothelioma lawyer

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