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Feb 21, 2012

Hearing-loss workers win compensation


£5,000 payout for 60% deaf Eric

MORE than £270,000 in compensation has so far been secured for Oldham residents who have suffered work-related hearing loss.

About 70 people who worked for some of the borough’s biggest heavy industry and textile employers have been awarded compensation, mainly for noise-induced deafness at work.

One such man is Eric Bennett (70), from Failsworth, who worked for engineering firm Mather and Platt from 1956 to 1997.

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