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Asbestos lawsuit filed against an employer.

Aug 4th 2021

Asbestos lawsuit filed against an employer.

Asbestos lawsuit filed against an employer. 

A former plant operator who developed asbestosis and related illnesses, allegedly from his workplace, has filed a $1.7m lawsuit against his past employer.

The employee worked in factories in Newstead and Wacol between 1973 and 1979, where he alleged he was exposed to asbestos dust and fibre.

The 72-year-old man claims he had to operate various plant, machinery, and systems manufacturing asbestos cement building products.

In a claim filed in the supreme court, the former employee claimed he had to 'handle, remove and otherwise work with raw asbestos fibre, asbestos cement products and debris of asbestos cement products in factories that were 'contaminated with asbestos dust and fibre' resulting in him developing asbestos-related pleural plaques and asbestosis.

The plaintiff is suing the company for negligence over allegedly breaching its duty of care and has accused his former employer of failing to provide or require workers to wear protective gear.

He alleges he has been left with a permanent disability and will continue to endure pain, suffering and loss of amenities of life.

You can read the original article on the Townsville Bulletin website.

Man killed in a tragic workplace accident at Melbourne market. 

A 23-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident at the Melbourne Market in Epping.

The Melbourne Market has issued a statement saying the incident involved a stationary truck and an electric vehicle, and the electric vehicle driver lost his life. Emergency services attended the scene at 5.30 am on Monday. Victoria Police and WorkSafe are investigating.

You can read the original article on the Herald Sun website. 

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