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Aug 1, 2011

Mr Butler Awarded Compensation of Just Over £4,300.

Mr Butler was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the weaving industry for a period of around 7 and a half years, during the years 1968 to 1975. Mr Butler worked for Smith & Nephew Textiles Ltd, of Brierfield Mills, Brierfield, Lancashire. He was employed as a tape bander and a spinning doffing mechanic, throughout this time and exposed to the noise of the spinning machines, in the spinning department. Mr Butler advises that it was so noisy, he would have to shout right into his colleague’s ear, if he wanted to communicate in the spinning department.

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Aug 1, 2011

Settlement of £4,500.00 for Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Our client was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the weaving industry from 1970 to 1978 and again from 1981 to 1991. Our client’s claim was against Smith & Nephew Plc, of Brierfield Mills, Brierfield, Lancashire. During the course of his employment, he was variously employed as a spinner, a doffer and latterly, a foreman.

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Jul 25, 2011

Former Book Sewer Awarded Over £1,500.

Mrs. M of Dukinfield was a former Book Sewer for Newton Mill Limited, where she worked for 14 years. She is now 64 years old and suffers with hearing loss, which was caused by exposure to excessive noise at work.

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Jul 25, 2011

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Sufferer wins £2,750.

Mr H was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the light bulb manufacturing industry for a period of around 20 years. Mr H worked for Osram (GEC) Ltd, of Refuge Street, Shaw, Oldham. He was employed as an electrician and maintenance electrician throughout and based variously in Osram’s Cape Mill and Duke Mill. Mr H was exposed to the noise of various assembly machinery, including pinch, mount, celex, capping, finishing and ageing machinery. In addition, he would also be exposed to the noise of smashing glass and exploding bulbs.

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