Appeal to colleagues of man killed by asbestos-related cancer
LAWYERS who represented a retired carpenter who died of an asbestos-related disease are appealing for help to fight a legal battle on behalf of his widow.
Devoted family man Ronald Dunk died aged 72 in January after a nine-month fight against mesothelioma.
The Torbay coroner recorded a verdict of death by industrial disease at his inquest.
Now his solicitors want to hear from former work colleagues who may know some of the circumstances about how he came into contact with the dangerous material.
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Mr Dunk worked for a small company called Globe R B Limited in Torquay on separate occasions between 1998 and 2001, working mainly on conversions.
Helen Grady, an asbestos law expert from Irwin Mitchell's Bristol office, said: "I am particularly keen to hear from workers from Globe R B Limited."
Mesothelioma is an asbestos related cancer for which there is no cure.
Mr Dunk died at Rowcroft Hospice.
His wife said: "When we were told of Ronald's diagnosis, we were all absolutely devastated.
"We have four children and three grandchildren aged between 12 and 14.
"Ronald was very devoted to our family in terms of help and support and, in view of his previously good health, had hoped to be in a position to do this for many years to come.
"I'm pleading to anyone with any information, no matter how small, to get in touch with Helen at Irwin Mitchell."
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