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The widow of a man who worked as a chemical plant worker exposed to asbestos through his work has secured a significant settlement following his death.

John Gerald McLeod, known to his family and friends as Ian, passed away in August 2011 when he was 66 years old. He had suffered a long battle by lung cancer as a result of his asbestos exposure.

The father-of-two was exposed to asbestos fibres while working for two companies over the space of twenty five years. He was first employed by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Billingham in 1967 being moving on to Wilton plants in the years that followed.

He was exposed to the substance through his job as a rigger, in which he erected scaffolding to enable his colleagues to lag pipework with asbestos.

Ian’s wife of 45 years, Eileen, said: “I am delighted and relieved that our legal battle in Ian’s name is over.

“No amount of money will bring Ian back or help us forget the pain and suffering he went through as a result of being exposed to asbestos during his working life, but we feel that justice has now been done.”

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