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Frederick Vincent has been awarded this damages sum after a case heard at the High Court in Bristol ruled he had been regularly exposed to asbestos throughout his 30-year career as an engineer for British Telecommunications, Paignton People reports.
The 76-year-old worked for BT from 1959 to 1989 and came into contact with the potentially lethal material through tasks such as drilling asbestos board to access telephone wires.
Mr Vincent was diagnosed with mesothelioma earlier this year and is now terminally ill.
"I have not had any chemotherapy as this is not a cure and I am worried about the side effects ... I am trying to enjoy some quality time with my family," he told the news source.
Recently, it emerged that staff and students at Lincoln University could be eligible for damages after they were exposed to asbestos in February 2010.
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