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An elderly man has pleaded for ex-colleagues to come forward with information to help his claim for Asbestos compensation after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
John Mason was informed he had the fatal Asbestos-related illness in February and has decided to take legal action in an attempt to secure compensation before he dies, the Chronicle has reported.
The 81-year-old man worked as an engineer for 30 years and believes he came into regular contact with Asbestos throughout this time.
However, the father-of-two is unsure exactly when and where he was exposed to the Asbestos and has therefore urged any former co-workers who may be able to shed some light on this to help him.
Mr. Mason told the Chronicle that he began his career with Hebburn-based firm White's Marine Engineering in 1944 before then moving on to work for the Merchant Navy in locations such as Australasia and South America.
"I've worked with ships' engines, boilers and pipework and heater exchanges in factories ... we were stripping boilers and nobody knew it was dangerous," he added.
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