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Man Calls On Colleagues After Cancer Diagnosis

Asbestos in Shipyard in Stainforth


A man from Stainforth who worked in a Shipyard for 25 years has appealed for workmates to come forward and help him in his claim for compensation after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Dennis Beddoes, 70, started at Richard Dunston Shipyard as an apprentice driller in 1955 in an environment where he worked alongside buildings made of asbestos while wearing asbestos gloves.

The father of two went to seek medical advice in November 2007 after he developed a persistent cough and hoarse voice. He was diagnosed with cancer in both lungs and doctors believe it is connected to the asbestos exposure.

The shipyard has since closed down and Mr Beddoes is hoping to speak with colleagues who worked there at the same time in order to progress his claim.