April 28 Is Internationally Recognised As Workers’ Memorial Day To Remember Those Killed Through Work
The family of a business man are joining forces with leading workplace injury and illness lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office to appeal for information on International Workers’ Memorial Day as they continue to fight for justice for those who lost their lives to mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos at work.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive terminal asbestos related cancer that can take decades to develop after exposure to asbestos dust. There are currently around 2,500 deaths from the disease a year in the UK.
Irwin Mitchell has the largest dedicated Asbestos Disease Litigation Team in the UK and the firm has represented several thousand asbestos disease victims and their families. Representatives from Irwin Mitchell’s offices around the country are supporting a series of Workers’ Memorial Day Events, including in Manchester.
Workers’ Memorial Day is a day to ‘remember the dead and to fight for the living’ by paying respects to those who have died as a result of their employment, continuing to improve health and safety standards in the workplace, and increase protection in place for employees.
Geraldine Coombs, a Partner and expert industrial disease lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said:
Expert Opinion“Employers are still taking chances with safety in the workplace and people are still dying because of it. The legacy of employers who failed to protect employees from asbestos dust is devastating. It is the families who have lost loved ones from mesothelioma who are paying the price now for the shortcuts with safety that were taken.” Geraldine Coombs - Partner
The specialist asbestos-related disease lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office are appealing on Workers’ Memorial Day to the former colleagues of Mark Farrey, a former heating and boiler engineer from Rochdale.
Mark Farrey died in August 2015, aged 56, at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham. His widow Angela and her specialist asbestos lawyers at Irwin Mitchell are appealing for those who worked alongside Mark, between 1977 and 1982, at C M Dunphy in Rochdale, now called Christopher Dunphy Ecclesiastical Ltd, to come forward.
Angela, 54, was married to Mark for 27 years and they had three children together, said: “We miss Mark very much and the loss never goes away. We are trying to find out more about how he was exposed to asbestos at work which caused his death.”
“We ask anyone who worked with Mark who could give information about Mark’s working conditions to contact our solicitors Irwin Mitchell.”
Anyone who worked with Mark and can provide any information is asked to contact Ciaran Wells at Irwin Mitchell on 0161 838 3162 or email Ciaran.Wells@IrwinMitchell.com.