Sixth Suspected Legionnaires Case Linked To South Tyneside Factory Public Health England Investigating After Fifth Faltec Ltd Worker Contract Legionnaires’ Disease 07.12.2015 Public Health England (PHE) is investigating a sixth suspected case of Legionnaires’ Disease thought to be linked to a South Tyneside factory. In June this year the cooling towers at Faltec Europe Ltd in Boldon were closed after four workers and one local resident contracted the disease. PHE has now confirmed a fifth worker is receiving hospital treatment after contracting the bacterial illness. Public Health experts at Irwin Mitchell, who have represented those caught up in the fatal Legionnaires’ Disease outbreaks in Edinburgh and Stoke-on-Trent in recent years have called for a thorough investigation to be undertaken to locate the source of the outbreak. Expert Opinion“It is very concerning that another case of Legionnaires’ Disease has been linked to this factory, a number of months after steps were taken to rectify the problem. "Through our work, we have seen how such problems can have tragic and long-lasting consequences for those affected – so it is vital that the seriousness of these issues aren’t underestimated. "Everyone affected by these issues and those still working at the factory will no doubt be keen to know everything possible is being done to identify the source and prevent any further cases developing. “It is hugely important Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive, local authority officials and Faltec Europe Ltd work quickly and thoroughly to learn as much as possible about the cause of the outbreak.” Jatinder Paul, Associate A spokesperson for Faltec Europe Ltd said a number of proactive and precautionary measures have been implemented on the advice of the firm’s water management company. Key contact Jatinder Paul Associate 0121 214 6585 Email Jatinder Tags Personal Injury Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'