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Asbestos: The Uncomfortable Relic Of Industrial History

Generations Of Pain

Frances Hamilton died of mesothelioma in 2014 – the same disease that killed her mother 28 years before.

Frances did not live to see the end of a case she started against her former employers.

She said she was 15 when she started helping her mother at work – at a company called Wrights Insulation, based on a Glasgow industrial estate – where she worked on-and-off, filling in for several days a week. She was paid cash-in-hand.

“It was extremely dusty work,” said Frances in her legal statement. “I distinctly remember my arms and hands being itchy with the sharp fibres caused from the asbestos being in my skin.”

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