Machinist exposed to asbestos at Hebden Bridge based Barbreck Upholsterers Ltd
22 Jan 2019
Our client, who wishes to remain anonymous, appeals to her former colleagues at Barbreck Upholsterers Ltd to help her find answers to how she was exposed to asbestos dust.
Our client was employed by Barbreck Upholsterers Ltd at their mill on Bridge Lane in Hebden Bridge from 1941 onwards. She worked as a sewing machinist and cutter. She visited other parts of the mill including the frame shop and polish shop.
At some stage in the 1960s the mill was badly damaged following a fire started by young boys. Our client and other workers cleared the mill, salvaging what they could and eventually moved to Royd Shed in Hebden Bridge where our client continued to work until the 1970s.
Our client believes she was exposed to asbestos dust when she worked for Barbreck. We are eager to speak to anyone who worked at this mill and recalls coming across asbestos. We especially want to speak to any tradesmen who worked in maintenance.
Our client was diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma following a period of ill-health.
If you can help please contact Fozia Hussain, specialist mesothelioma solicitor with The Asbestos Law Partnership on freephone (0808) 164 3730, on 01422 399550 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.