Investigation into potential presence of asbestos at food processing factory following former employee’s death
A man who believes his wife’s death was connected to significant asbestos exposure while working on a food processing line at Derbyshire-based Maconochie Brothers factory in the 1960s is appealing for information.
Posted on 22 January 2024
John Reed’s wife Patricia Ellison-Reed, of Glossop, Derbyshire, was aged 83 when she died of mesothelioma, an incurable and aggressive form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, which takes decades to develop in an individual after exposure took place.
Patricia died on 25 June 2021 but John is continuing the legal claim on her behalf and is appealing for former workers at the Maconochie Brothers factory to come forward with any relevant information about the presence of asbestos.
Steven Dickens, partner in Leigh Day’s asbestos claims team, said:
“Mesothelioma is a tragic diagnosis to receive and it left Patricia with drastically declined health, meaning she was unable to do the things she enjoyed in the final year of her life.
“We seek others who have worked at the Maconochie Brothers factory at the same time as Patricia who may be able to provide us with any information they hold regarding the use of asbestos throughout the factory. Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated by Patricia’s family.”
If you can provide any relevant information please contact Steven Dickens at SDickens@leighday.co.uk
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