The family of a man who died after being exposed to asbestos while working on the railways has been granted a GBP 98,000 injury compensation package.
Dudley Maasz worked as an engine cleaner and fireman for Great Western Railways between 1946 and 1948 and died in July 2006 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, the Plymouth Herald reports.
At the time he worked there, the boilers of locomotives were coated in thick asbestos, which was also used over the pipes and cylinders of the engines, meaning he regularly came into contact with the hazardous material.
Now his two daughters, Lorraine Gaul and Ingrid Hanchett, have received GBP 98,000 in injury compensation after British Rail agreed to settle the claim out of court.
A recent article in the Independent highlighted the plight of asbestos victims who are unable to claim injury compensation because hundreds of insurance policies have allegedly been lost.