Charlie Bridgewater, pictured with daughter Donna, was exposed to asbestos at work. Photograph: Colin Templeton.
A DYING grandfather has spoken of his anger at being robbed of at least another 20 years of his life because he was exposed to killer asbestos dust as a teenager.
Former Scottish snooker, darts and golf champion Charlie Bridgewater, 69, from Denny, has weeks or even days to live but insists he will keep fighting until he draws his last breath.
The father-of-two was diagnosed with deadly mesothelioma – a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure – in 2010 but it has since spread to his brain and liver.
He recently suffered a stroke that paralysed his right hand and he is unable to walk because his legs are so full of fluid.
ALSO Sydney Australia The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by BHP Billiton we all know as finger in UK fracking operations against a payout awarded to a 54 year old terminally ill mesothelioma cancer sufferer.
'He has mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos dust while working in Newcastle in the 1980s.
The Court of Appeal agreed BHP had failed in its duty of care.'
A great result after a long drawn out case, hopefully this will pave the way for BHP Billiton to more readily accept their corporate responsibility on the asbestos issue.
I would like to ad its more than cooperate resposabilaty duty of care its a criminal act under uk commen law to knowing expose worker to asbestos threw copperate negligence and is a crime with know time limites
Dont let the likes of turners cape bhp run ruth shoot over your civil & human rights.
I would of UPDATED my pertition but seems to have vanished.
If anyone can see it still can they let me know.