Former electrician and football legend, Stuart Pearce supports asbestos safety

2nd February 2015

Former electrician and football legend, Stuart Pearce supports asbestos safety

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England football star Stuart Pearce is blowing the whistle on asbestos after revealing he could have breathed in the deadly dust while working part time as an electrician during his early football career.
The Nottingham Forest manager and former Newcastle and England left back fears his ignorance about the fatal fibre when he worked for four years as an electrician, means there’s a real possibility he could develop a deadly asbestos related disease in the future.
He is now backing an asbestos safety campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) urging all tradespeople to be aware of asbestos and take sensible measures against the hidden killer.  Pearce said: “I was working as an electrician for four and a half years and it’s chilling to think I could have been exposed to it without knowing, we were simply ignorant about the risks back then. Today there’s no excuse – most people know how dangerous asbestos is but many think it’s a thing of the past, it’s not, it’s still there. It can be found in walls, ceilings, even floor tiles and guttering – basically in any type of building built before the year 2000.  Making sure you’re aware of where it can be found and how to deal with it safely, even on basic jobs like drilling holes or sanding, really could mean the difference between life and death. It can be so easy to breathe in this deadly dust and it may be years until you realise you’ve been affected. Every tradesperson that falls victim to asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis is one too many, especially if it’s a result of ignorance. Let’s make asbestos deaths a thing of the past.”
Asbestos related diseases continue and are reflected in many of the cases we see as personal injury solicitors. Ipswich is known as a hotspot area for asbestos related illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening and lung cancer because of previous industrial sites such as Cranes, Cliff Quay Power station and the Sugar Beet Factory.
If you have been diagnosed with a work related illness, we can help you secure compensation for you and your family’s future. Call us on 01473 2211121 or email [email protected] for more information.

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