Mr J of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, was a former Electrician for the National Coal Board, from 1971 to 1989. He is now 56 years old and suffers with hearing loss, which was caused by exposure to excessive noise at work.
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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.
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).