The bassist of rock band Dire Straits says more must be done to tackle hearing loss resulting from loud music.
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Mr Sharp was exposed to vibratory equipment excessively whiulst working in heavy manufacturing industry for a period of over 15 years. Mr Sharp worked for GKN Sheepbridge Stokes Ltd of Sheepbridge Works & Foundry, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield. He was employed as a labourer and a machine operator throughout this time.
WE Solicitors are increasingly being contacted by people who work in the entertainment industry and are concerned that their hearing has been affected by working in noise. People working in bars clubs and pubs are at risk and recent legislation and warnings from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have gone some way to raising awareness of noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus in the industry.
Mr Alan Jackson was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the paper making industry for a period of over 44 years. Mr Alan Jackson worked for Robert Fletcher & Sons Limited in Greenfield. He was employed as a Painter and Decorator in the Maintenance Gang and exposed to the noise of pulpers, potchers, beaters, paper making machines and many others.
Mr. Andrew Lovatt was exposed to excessive noise whilst working at Herbert Morris Limited from 1965/66 to 1969/70 and Stafford Fabrications, where Mr Lovatt worked on 3 occasions.