Mrs E wins £2,500 payout after working as a Production Operative at Midland Metal Spinning (also called Tower House Wares) from 1965-1977. This company was based on the Swansea Industrial Estate, Swansea. Mrs E lost some of her hearing due to exposure to loud noise.
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SOLICITORS have been inundated with calls from former pottery workers who believe noisy machinery made them deaf.
Earlier this month, The Sentinel revealed ex-ceramics workers suffering hearing problems could be in line for compensation if they were exposed to more than 80 decibels of noise – equivalent to the sound of an alarm clock – at work.
Mr Male wins £2,500 payout after working as a blacksmith at British Coal caused him to lose some of his hearing.
Mr Richardson receives £5,000 payout after working as a Back Tenter and Laminator at J & J Makins Ltd, Rochdale. Mr Richardson worked for this company for 6 years and was exposed to noise so loud it permanently damaged his hearing and he now suffers from tinnitus (a ringing in the ears).
It has recently been proven that working within the Pottery and Ceramic Industry can, in certain circumstances, cause former workers to develop noise induced hearing Loss. Naturally there are differences from site to site and proof is dependent upon the length of service and the type of occupation undertaken whilst employed within the Industry.