“I Don’t Want This to Happen to Anyone Else,” Begs Widow of Asbestos Victim

July 14th 2011

Cyril Jennings worked as an engineer where he would encounter asbestos from time to time. In 2009, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. At the age of 63, Cyril died of the disease, and now his widow, Jennifer, warns others.

“You just don’t know where asbestos is, it is still in buildings now,” says Jennifer.

Before his death, Cyril described the tubes of asbestos he handled in a greenhouse near the laboratory where he worked.

“I don’t think people realize that asbestos kills. I implore any builder to make sure they wear protective clothing and masks,” Jennifer pleads.

Asbestos cancer can make the blood thicken. A post mortem medical report revealed that a blood clot caused by the cancer was the exact cause of death.

Jennifer told The Bolton News that her “husband was fantastic. He was a wonderful man, a real character and such a gentleman…I don’t want this [a person dying of an asbestos disease] to happen to anyone else.”

For nearly 100 years, asbestos was used all over the world and some countries continue to use it even to this day. Although some countries such as the United States have placed registrations on its use, engineers, pipefitters, construction workers, carpenters, and other professions still run the risk of asbestos exposure from locations such as old buildings. Anyone who has been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease should contact a lawyer immediately.

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