A widow from Glossop whose husband was killed by an asbestos-related disease is backing a new campaign designed to stop people from suffering a similar fate.
Margaret Dyson’s husband Harold died last year from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working as a joiner fitting out supermarket cold rooms.
"My message to people in the building trade is simple; never touch asbestos, and make sure that its removed by the proper people because its a huge health hazard," commented Mrs Dyson.
Around 20 tradesmen die from asbestos-related causes every week, figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed.
The safety body now working to protect people from this kind of work injury through a GBP 1.2 million campaign launched today (November 2nd).
It follows the prosecution of two businesses and a company director after workers in a Manchester recycling plant were exposed to the potentially deadly material.