£60k Payout to Family of Asbestos Victim
19 June 2012
The Swindon Advertiser reports that British Rail has paid £60,000 in compensation to the family of a former Swindon railway worker who died from asbestos related cancer.
The victim Philip Smith, worked for British Rail for 26 years at its Swindon works and for much of that period was continuously exposed to asbestos. He died in November 2010.
Recently the same newspaper ran a special report into the illness, dubbed the "Swindon Disease" because the building material was so prevalent at the town's Railway Works.
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