Family appeals to former colleagues of deceased Bromford Iron and Steel worker for information about asbestos death17 October 2014
The family of ex-steel worker Gordon Warner, who died last year from asbestos disease, is appealing for his former workmates to get in touch and help shed light on Mr Warner’s work at Bromford Iron and Steel in West Bromwich.
Mr Warner died on 16 June 2013 aged 73 after contracting mesothelioma, a fatal asbestos-related lung cancer which affects the lining of the lungs.
Gordon Warner worked for Bromford Iron and Steel between 1967 and 1999 as a brick layer. His family believe that he was exposed to asbestos during this period when working on asbestos lagged factory furnaces.
Mr Warner’s family contacted leading industrial disease specialists, Thompsons Solicitors, to investigate his death. The family is calling on anyone who worked with Mr Warner or were also employed at Bromford Iron and Steel to contact Thompsons with any information about the working conditions there.
Speaking on behalf of the Warner family, Denise, Gordon’s niece, said: “As a family, it’s important we understand how Gordon got this disease.
“Some questions remain unanswered about Gordon’s time at Bromford Iron and Steel so we would be very grateful if any ex-colleague could help us fill in the blanks.”
Alison Fahy, the solicitor from Thompsons representing the family, said: “It is vital that Mr Warner’s former workmates come forward to assist in providing any information that can help his family form an accurate picture of Gordon’s working environment and how he came to be exposed to asbestos, which was ultimately responsible for his death.
“For their peace of mind, Mr Warner’s family are eager to have this resolved as quickly as possible.”
If any former employees of Bromford Iron and Steel do have any information, please contact Alison Fahy on 0121 262 1231.
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