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Some asbestos compensation awards (to February 2015):

 

Occupation

Defendant name

Years exposure

Damages awarded

Fitter’s mate

How Investment Limited (formerly 
Frogatt & Prior Limited

1954-6
1958-61

£98,007

Labourer/forklift truck operative

BRB (Residuary) Limited

1976-87

£130,669

Carpenter

John Laing Construction Limited,
John Laing plc

1961-69

£95,000

Electrician

Granada Television Limited

1973-96

£135,408

Labourer

Cementation Company Limited

1968-72

£87,750

Labourer/boiler cleaner

National Grid plc

1957-65

£112,000

Merchant seaman

Houlder Brothers & Co Limited
Furness Withy (Shipping) Limited

1970s-80s

£3,250

Chemist

Magnox Electric plc

1959-75

£12,500

Mechanical fitter/apprentice 
mechanical fitter

National Grid plc

1955-71

£36,000

Docker

C J King & Sons Limited

1970-79

£75,000

Carpenter/joiner

Parnall & Sons Limited

1945-52
1954-91

£100,000

Shipwright

Ministry of Defence

1963-69

£150,000

Heating and ventilation engineer

Haden Young Limited, 
G N Haden Limited, 
Haden Building Limited

1964-71

£200,787

Plant attendant/boiler operator

CEGB, 
Magnox Electric

1969-76

£444,135

Merchant Navy Deck Officer

Stuntbrand Mail Steamship 
Company Limited (formerly 
Union Castle Mail 
Steamship Limited)

1950s

£112,131

Merchant Navy Deck Officer

Stuntbrand Mail Steamship 
Company Limited (formerly 
Union Castle Mail 
Steamship Limited)

1952-62

£12,000

Lagger’s mate

Cape Insulation Limited

1960-61

£155,607

Telephone engineer

BT plc

1942-1988

£170,000

Telephone engineer

BT plc

1956-1992

£130,000

Telephone engineer

BT plc

1952-1983

£187,607

T.V. Producer

Granada Television Limited

1968-88

£250,000

Plant attendant/refractory brick 
layer

Datadeep Limited (formerly R B 
Hilton Limited)

1959-64

£195,942

Plant attendance/utility worker

Rio Tinto Metals Limited (formerly 
National Smelting Company 
Limited)

1959-64

£59,000

Laundry worker

Unilever Best Foods Limited

1964-1966

£66,000

Apprentice electrician

Haden Young Limited (formerly 
Troughton & Young)

1956-59

£217,102

Foreman

Simons of Lincoln Limited
Simons Development Limited
Simons Construction Limited

1962-64 
1968-79

£171,000

Lorry driver

A J Anstey

Late 1960s
early 1970s

£213,825

Apprentice

Imperial Chemical Industries plc

1956-58

£62,500

Carpenter

Walter Llewellyn & Sons Limited

1973-76

£17,000

Boiler man

Rolls-Royce plc
Bristol Siddely Engines Limited


£20,000

Joiner - shipbuilding

Vickers Defence Systems Limited 
(formerly Vickers-Armstrong 
(Shipbuilders) Limited)

1959-1965

£80,000

Shipyard worker/
carpenter

Hard Rock Café (Edinburgh) Limited 
(formerly Butlins Limited
Harland & Wolff

1955-1962

£68,000

Boilerman/maintenance engineer

Tooks Limited (formerly Tooks 
Bakers)

1969-1990

£130,000

Carpenter/joiner

Extraguard Limited (formerly WC 
Youngman Limited)

1971-1975

£130,151

Apprentice fitter - boilers

Wright Brothers (Sheffield) Limited
Wright Brothers Partnership Limited

1955-1960

£186,371

Lagger’s mate

Dicks Eagle Insulations Limited

1960-1961

£110,000

Fitter’s mate

Powergen UK plc

1950s-1960s

£112,500

Boiler maintenance

NRG Group UK Limited (formerly Gestetner)

1967-83

£55,034

Power station employee

Powergen UK plc

1965-1968

£200,000

Factory worker

Avon Industrial Polymers (Bradford-on-Avon) Limited

1946-1964

£10,000

Merchant Navy
Deck Officer

Stuntbrand Mail Steamship Company Limited
(formerly Union Castle Mail 
Steamship Company Limited)

1957-1965

£116,000

Fitter's mate/fitter and welder

British Sugar plc

1948-1981

£6,000

Power station
employee

RWE Npower plc

1965-1968

£115,000

Labourer/industrial fireman

ICI plc

1968-1987

£112,000

Lagger’s mate

Spousal Midlands Limited (formerly Joseph Nadin Limited)

1954-1956

£100,000

Merchant Navy Marine Engineer

Palm Line Limited

1961,
1964-5

£175,000

Car mechanic

Whites of Bridgwater Limited 
(formerly A. & S. White Limited)

1972-75

£170,178

Asbestos factory employee/
heavy moulder

Plumefern Limited
(formerly Universal Asbestos Manufacturing 
Company

1961-69

£132,500

Labourer

Parnall & Sons Limited

1972-3

£195,369

Joiner/carpenter

Parnall & Sons Limited
Wilkins & Coventry Limited

1954-early
1970s

£160,000

Maintenance fitter

St Annes Board Mill Company 
Limited

1972-80

£119,872

Docker

Samuel Williams & Sons Limited

1955-70

£97,500

Sheet metal worker

Bristol Metal Components Limited
St Phillips Fabrications Limited

1955-60

£180,000

Heating engineer

Honeywell Limited

1975-90

£240,488

Improver/lagger’s mate

London Covering Company

1958-59

£100,000

Carpenter

Sweatfield Ltd (formerly JT (Bristol)
Ltd) + Royal SunAlliance PLC

1964-67

£16,813

Factory worker

XRI Ltd (formerly Rank Precision 
Industries Ltd)

1956-57

£113,710

Factory worker

T Lucas & Co Ltd

1952-82

£120,000

Factory worker

(1) Bristol Siddley Engines Ltd
(2) Rolls-Royce PLC

1958-83

£71,500

Merchant seaman

Blue Star Line

1961-63

£129,500

Power station worker

(1) Cape Darlington Ltd (formerly
The Darlington Insulation Co Ltd)
(2) E.ON UK PLC

1974-75

£135,000

Fitter

E.ON (CEGB)

1949-1954

£20,000

Electrical engineer

South Western Electricity Board (SWEB)

1957-87

£118,000

AGA fitter

Gardiner, Sons & Co Limited

1953-58
1961-68/9

£130,000

Carpenter/joiner

Headway Construction Company Limited

1970-82

£83,344

Wife – secondary exposure

Emcor Group (UK) PLC (formerly Drake
& Scull Engineering Limited)

Late 1950s - 1971/2

£165,000

Sheet metal worker

(1) National Grid Gas Plc
(2) Kenneth Galletly (formerly t/a 
Stephenson & Galletly)

(1) 1958-61/2
(2) 1966-68/9

£185,986

British Rail 
employee

BRB (Residuary) Limited

1956-62

£137,508

Docker

(1) The Secretary of State for 
Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
(2) Warren P S Limited (in liquidation) 
(formerly Charles Hill & Sons Limited)

1957-67

£29,700

British Rail 
employee

BRB (Residuary) Limited

1974/5-1977/8

£148,590

Carpenter

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc

1949-1989

£68,000

Labourer

W G Fisher & Sons (Bristol) Ltd

1961/2

£134,933

Plumber

E J Heating & Engineering Company 
Limited

1977-1986

£19,000

Carpenter/partitioner

Firmin & Collins Limited

1976

£200,000

Merchant Navy Marine Engineer

P&O Bulk Shipping Limited

1957-65/6
1966-69/70

£62,500

Painter/decorator

North Somerset Council

1972-1991

£114,000

Fitter

John Dale Limited

1964-1974

£141,008

Carpenter/joiner

AMEC (WSL) Limited

1956-1962/3

£189,744

Docker

(1) Reed, Stock & Co Limited
(2) Port of Bristol Authority

(1) 1958-1971
(2) 1958-1967
& 1972-1980

£110,000

Machine assistant

(1) RWP Co Limited
(2) DRG Flexible Packaging

1948/70-
1985/6

£118,750

Electrician

(1) Polestar Purnell Limited
(2) Polestar UK Print Limited

1963-67

£175,529

Pipework maintenance

Sevalco Limited

1955-83

£120,304

Electrician

Department for Communities 
and Local Government

1967/8-1988/9

£135,000

Dilutee shipwright

Ministry of Defence

1953-1986

£125,000

Apprentice carpenter/joiner
Carpenter/joiner

Briscard Limited (formerly William 
Cowlin & Son Limited)

1953-62

£135,000

Prison Officer

Ministry of Justice/HM Prison Service

1962-1989

£150,000

Scaffolder

Sureway Scaffolding Co

1978/9- 1991/2

£123,139

Storekeeper

ESA Robinson Limited

1953- 1963/4

£145,000

Labourer

Imperial Chemical Industries Limited

1974- 1990/1

165,000

Shipwright

Ministry of Defence

1937- 1980/1

£66,000

Labourer/bricklayer

Retira Limited / Nott Brodie

1969-1975

£280,000

Electrician (pleural thickening)

(1) Stratton Electrical Limited
(2) Cowlin Construction Limited (provisional damages)

1972/3 - 1989/90

£8,000

General Foreman

Costain Construction Limited
(formerly Richard Costain (Construction) Limited

1964-1968

£112,500

Labourer

Carillon Plc (formerly John Mowlem)

Early 1960s

£100,000

Coppersmith

Ministry of Defence

1963-1968

£200,400

Merchant Seaman

P&O North Sea Ferries

1973-1988

£40,000

Painter

Arjo Wiggins Limited/Wiggins Teape Limited

1964

£92,936.06

Labourer (pleural thickening)

Sevalco/Philblack (provisional damages)

1969-1993

£25,000

Fitter

Sevalco Limited

1955-1958

£61,858

Maintenance

(1) Rolls-Royce Plc
(2) R-R Realisations Ltd
(3) Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd

1955-1967

£45,000

Engineer

Marples Ridgeway Developments Limited
(formerly G Applegate and Sons Limited)

1962-1964

£195,000

Process worker

Tenmat Limited
(formerly Turners Asbestos Cement Limited)

1965-1966

£80,000

Maintenance worker
Area engineer
Factory engineer

Express Foods Group (International) Limited

1956-1988

 

General purpose
window fixer

Gardiner Sons & Co. Ltd

1955-1964

£78,000

Pre-fabrication work

(1) Plumefern Limited (formerly Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Co Limited) 
(2) Union Fibre Pipes (Great Britain) Limited

1956-1974

£71,000

Maintenance engineer

(1) Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Strategic Health Authority
(2) Purimachos (1997) Limited

1961-1975
1979-1983

£60,000

Process Engineer

Sevalco Limited (formerly Philblack Limited)

1956-1975

£24,000

Lagger's mate

LR Burrows & Company Limited

1955-1956

£130,000

Electrician

Phoenix Electrical Company Limited

1960-1961

£295,000

Buffing steel plate decking

Veitchi (Holdings) Limited

1961- 1965

£102,500

Ceiling fixer

H & L Ceilings Limited

1972 - 1974/75

£110,000

Mate to welders and laggers

Rolls-Royce Industrial Power (India) Limited

1957-1960

£80,000

Civil engineer

Westinghouse Brakes & Signal Holdings Limited

1954-1983

£17,500

Painter and decorator

Tibsco Limited (formerly Courage Limited)

1955-1994

£160,000

Shipyard technical apprentice
Assistant Engineer and Shift Engineer

(1) Vosper Thornycroft Limited
(2) Magnox Electrical Limited

1950-1963
1963-1986

£17,500

General building services

JS Thompson & Sons (Builders) Limited

1975-2007

£155,000

Electrician

Woodbank Electrical Co Limited

1970-1974

£115,000

Painter and decorator

Ian Williams Limited (formerly Ian Williams & Co Limited)

1979-1980

£162,000

Electrical fitter 
Principal Technological Officer

Ministry of Defence

1974-1975
1981-1982

£11,200

Fitter's mate

Husbands Limited

1950-1990

£124,000

Glazier

John Hall & Son Limited

1953-1958

£70,000

Electrician

The Home Office

1978-1999

£150,000

Carpenter

Briscard Limited (formerly William Cowlin & Son Limited)

1959-1963

£200,000

Construction worker

Wilkins and Coventry Limited

1956-1993

£125,000

Plasterer/bricklayer

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

1949-1991

£146,000

Dilutee shipwright

Ministry of Defence

1953-1986

£125,000

Power  station worker

Central Electricity Generating Board
(Portishead Power Station)

1956-1980

£80,000

Chief officer

P&O Ferries Ltd

1970-87

£292,500

Brake shoe assembler

BRB (Residuary) Limited

1968/9

£163,831

Engineer

Ministry of Defence (Royal Ordnance Factory)

1947-1950

£130,000

Boiler cleaner

E.ON UK Plc – successor to the CEGB

1966-1970

£120,000

Maintenance

Bristol City Council

1982-1991

£78,197

Electrician

Emcor Group (UK) Plc

1965-1970

£230,000

Heavy moulder

Plumefern Limited (formerly the Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Company Limited)

1961-63

1965-68

£118,000

Carpenter/joiner

Chivers & Thomas Limited

1961-1968

£120,000

Labourer

D R Dunthorn & Son Limited

1974/5

£215,000

Ship’s master

F T Everard & Sons Limited

1949-1963

£142,500

Marine engineer

BP Shipping Limited
(formerly BP Tanker Company Limited)

1962-1968

£267,500

Research technician

The University of Bristol

1954-1963

£129,000

 

British Telecommunications Plc

1957-1988

£85,000

Telephones

British Telecommunications Plc

1967-1993

£170,000

Joiner

George Wimpey & Co Limited (Carillion Construction (Contracts) Limited)

1975/6-1976/7

£126,678

Lagger

Cape Darlington Limited (formerly the Darlington Insulation Company Limited)

1954-1963

£150,000

Fitter

John Thompson (Water Tube Boilers) Ltd

1965-1970

£154,570

Roofer

Baileys Roofing Limited

1967-1968

1977-1986

£205,000

Secretary/receptionist

Darlington Insulation Company

Bristol City Council

1956-63

1971-75

£69,542.80

Machinist

Wilson & Sons Engineering Limited

1986-2001

£140,000

Draughtsman

Imperial Smelting Corporation

1965-91

£127,500

Carpenter

Warren PS Limited (formerly Charles Hill & Sons)

1955-62

£22,500

Ceiling erector

Marley (UK) Limited

1966-85

£147,500

Marine electrician

P&O Ferries Limited

1972-93

£235,000

Electrician

Bailey Limited (formerly NG Bailey & Company)

1971-95

£350,000

Fitter

BRB (Residuary) Limited

1954-60

1962-81

£165,000

Print machine operator

The Robinson Waxed Paper Group
Parnall & Sons Limited

1964/5

1970/1

£83,904.70

Lecturer

University of Bristol

1949-82

£92,000

Marine engineer

British United Trawlers Limited
Hellyer Bros

1973-78

1978-83

£150,000

Electrical engineer

Co-Operative Group Limited

1982-85

£150,000

Electrician

Ashington Industrial Co-operative Society

National Coal Board

The Cementation Company Limited

North Eastern Electricity Board

1957-63

1962-67

1969-71

1972-73

£55,000

Packer/laminator

Robinsons Waxed Paper Co Limited

1951-90

£115,000

Factory worker

Robinsons Waxed Paper Co Limited

1953-80

£104,392.80

Carpenter

Imperial Smelting Corporation

1961-93

£160,000

Marine fitter

Ministry of Defence

1956-61

£165,000

Builder

Barrich Contracts Limited

1983-89

£108,350

Painter

Wilkins & Coventry Limited (Holtby discount)

1957-8

£9,072.80

Insulation work

Thyssenkrupp Palmers Limited

1964-67

£210,000

Chief engineer

Andrew Weir & Company Limited

1966-68

£180,000

Carpenter

Carillion Construction Limited (formerly Tarmac Construction Limited)

1968-80

£320,000

Fitter

Ministry of Defence

1942-87

£112,040

Heating/ventilation engineer

James Crispin & Sons (Bristol) Limited

1959-87

£165,000

Labourer

South West Strategic Health Authority

1951-53

£111,000

Driver

Sidney Pratt (Builders) Limited

1973-78

£200,000

Marine engineer

P&O Steam Navigation Company

1971-82

£535,000

Asbestos machinist

Witty and Wyatt

1957-59

£65,000

Labourer

A.E.S. (Building) Limited/Channel Construction Ltd

1959-61

1969-72

£232,801.18

Labourer

Sir Robert McAlpine Limited

1963-65
1968-70
1974-76

£82,116

Tool maker

British Aircraft Corporation Limited

1963-77

£174,000

Plumber/pipefitter

St Cuthbert’s Paper Works Limited

1953-1967/8

£120,000

Labourer

The Merchant Trading Company Limited

1960-63/4

1966/7-69/70

£73,080

Carpenter

South West Strategic Health Authority

1955-64

£10,000

Lagger

Dick’s Eagle Insulations Limited (formerly Dick’s Asbestos & Insulating Company Limited)

1952-53

£91,376.70

Asbestos remover

Hertel (UK) Limited

1985/6-95

£35,000

Carpenter/joiner

AES Construction

 

£255,000

Electrician

Emcor Group (UK) Plc
(formerly known as Drake & Scull Engineering Limited)

1973-76

1977-80

£220,000

Carpenter/jointer

John Laing Construction Ltd

Carillion Construction (Contracts) Ltd

1962-70

1967-69

£40,000

Technician

British Telecommunications Plc

1964-92

£32,500

Marine engineer

BP Shipping Ltd
(formerly known as BP Tanker Company Ltd)

1957-71

£40,000

Painter/decorator

Bristol City Council

1976-92

£250,000

Carpenter

Fyfield (LI) Limited (formerly T Lucas & Co Ltd) (plus contributions from Costain Construction Limited and Carillion Construction (Contracts) Limited)

1970-92

1993-97

£100,000

Marine engineer

Chevron International Tankship Limited
Pacific Steam Navigation Company
Furness Ship Management Limited
Manchester Liners Limited
Trafalgar House Steam-Ship Company Limited

1956-1979

£70,000

 

Western Power Distribution (South West) Plc

1967-2000

£10,000

Pipe fitter

John Thompson (Water Tube Boilers)

1959-1961

£150,000

Furnace work

Benson Brothers (Bristol) Limited

1965-1968

£175,000

Meat porter

Co-Operative Group PLC

1965-1980

£145,000

Lagger

Falcon Insulation

1960-1964

£145,000

Carpenter

Secretary of State for Health

1948-1983

£145,000

Pipe fitter

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (Haden Young) Ltd and Haden Building Services Ltd (formerly Haden Young and G N Haden & Sons Ltd)

1957-1988

£43,397

Power station worker

E.ON UK Plc

1959-1976

£170,000

Mechanical engineer

Strachan & Henshaw

1961-1962

£192,500

Housewife

Bristol City Council (Port of Bristol Authority)

1965/66

£175,000

Electrician

Balfour Kilpatrick/Balfour Beatty

1966-1972

£81,910

Plumber’s mate

Haden Building Services Limited

1967-1970

£80,000

Sea cadet

Prince Line Limited

1955-1956

£100,000

Secretary

James Crispin & Sons (Bristol) Limited

1957-1965

£177,500

Metal worker

Bristol Metal Components

1959-1986

£155,000

Carpenter

John Laing Construction Limited

1965-1974

£110,000

Stock-taker

Hiram Walker (Showerings)

1958-1961

£110,000

Lagger

Kitsons Insulation (Prescot (No.1) Limited

1957

£140,000

Joiner

Ledger & Seville Limited

1962-1971

£290,000

Engineer

Magnox Limited

1965-1969

£240,000

Mechanical engineer

G E Aviation/Smiths Industries

1967-2008

£315,000

Docker

Harland & Wolff and others

1960-1970s

£37,500

Marine electrician

Trafalgar House Steam-Ship Company Limited

1980s

£440,000

Fitter

Imperial Tobacco Limited

1956-1986

£155,000

Electrician

Haden Building Services Limited

1958-1967

£200,000

Secretary

BBC

1961-1989

£70,000

Scientist

Medical Research Council

1970s

£70,000

Labourer

T R Dando (Mesothelioma Act 2014)

1979-1980

£159,832

Electrical apprentice

A.E.W. Limited (Mesothelioma Act 2014)

1958-1962

£118,603

Brake shoe operative

Fuller Frictions Limited (Mesothelioma Act 2014)

1948-1948

£74,429

Factory worker
(Uxbridge Flint Brick)

Cape Intermediate Holdings PLC

1950-1951

£75,000



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