British Coal coke oven workers: Widow wins court battle

The widow of a coke oven worker who suffered chronic bronchitis because of harmful fumes has won £15,853 in a court battle against the UK government.

The widow of a coke oven worker who suffered chronic bronchitis because of harmful fumes has won £15,853 in a court battle against the UK government.

The ruling, and four other test cases that were settled out of court, have been hailed by lawyers as a "pivotal milestone" in a group action for over 260 ex-British Coal coke oven workers.

They alleged they contracted diseases including lung cancer and emphysema.

The UK government said it was considering its next steps....
source: BBC

2018-08-15 23:35
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