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NZ woman sues James Hardie over clothes exposure

NZ woman sues James Hardie over clothes exposure
2017-05-26
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2017-05-27
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

An 84-year-old New Zealand widow now based in Brisbane has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and is suing James Hardie on the basis that she was exposed to asbestos through washing her late husband's work clothes - covered in asbestos dust - during the 20-year period he worked at the company's plant in Penrose, Auckland.

A non-smoker, he died in 1992 from lung cancer.

Stuff reports that such cases have succeeded elsewhere but that this is the first such claim based on exposure in New Zealand.

 

 

Organisations Mentioned:
James Hardie
Reference No:
170527CA-5986

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