WE Solicitors represent the family of Kenneth Wildman, a victim of asbestos cancer who tragically died 7th August 2007 after a painful battle with his illness. His daughter Gillian is now seeking justice and needs your help. Ken Wildman worked at Royal George Mill for RR Whitehead and Bros Ltd (later Bury Cooper Whitehead Ltd) as a Fitter and later at Chargehand/ Forman in the Maintenance Department during the 1960s/ 1970s. He came into contact with asbestos that lagged steam pipes and boilers whilst performing his duties.
Mr Wildman was suffering from Mesothelioma which is an extremely rare lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is different from other asbestos related cancers in that it occurs when a single asbestos fibre imbeds in the lining of the lungs causing a tumour to grow around it.
Royal George Mill in Greenfield, Saddleworth has a long history with mills having been on this site since the 18th Century. It is most famous for the manufacture of felt that was renowned. At its height the mill employed over 1000 workers in many different departments. Now the Mill and its buildings have been renovated by housing developers into new homes.
If you worked at Royal George Mill at this time, we need your help. Do you remember asbestos being present? Where you exposed to asbestos? If you have any information, no matter how small please contact us on our freephone number today and help us get justice for Kenneth Wildman’s family.