2 March 2021 | Comment | Article by Lauren Bull

Witness Appeal: Did you work with Lynn Daniel at Port Talbot Steelworks?

Did you work with Lynn Daniel at Port Talbot Steelworks?

The specialist asbestos claims team at Hugh James have been instructed by the family of the late Lynn Daniel from Maesteg, to investigate a civil compensation claim following his diagnosis with and sad death from mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer, the only known cause of which is previous exposure to asbestos. In order to pursue a successful civil compensation claim, we need to be able to demonstrate exactly how Mr Daniel came into contact with asbestos during his employment at Port Talbot Steelworks between 1956 and 1972.

It is known that the site contained huge amounts of asbestos during the period that Mr Daniel worked there, and we therefore consider that Mr Daniel developed mesothelioma as a result of breathing in asbestos dust across the site.

Mr Daniel undertook various jobs whilst working at the steelworks to include: general labourer, pick-up driver, spare op, ropey and machine op. We know that he spent some of his time working in the Sinter Plant.

Mr Daniel previously confirmed to his GP that he suffered asbestos exposure at the steelworks in the 1950s whilst cutting asbestos sheets.

Mr Daniel’s family are appealing for help from his former colleagues who might be able to provide some information about the presence of asbestos at the site and how he might have come into contact with the harmful substance.

Mr Daniel also worked for a company called Maxshourne Ltd where he possibly assisted with the decommissioning of Llynfi Power station and may have suffered some asbestos exposure.

We know that Mr Daniel suffered asbestos exposure at Port Talbot Steelworks but unfortunately Mr Daniel passed away before we were able to take any witness evidence from him. In order to bring a successful claim for his family, we need to be able to show exactly how he was exposed to asbestos and ideally need to speak to someone who worked with Mr Daniel. His family will be extremely grateful to anyone who is able to provide assistance.

Anyone who worked at Port Talbot Steelworks between 1956 and 1972, or with Mr Daniel directly, who has information regarding asbestos exposure should get in touch by clicking on the button below and filling in the form.

Anyone who worked at Port Talbot Steelworks between 1956 and 1972, or with Mr Daniel directly, who has information regarding asbestos exposure should get in touch by clicking on the button below and filling in the form.
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