A woman whose husband died after developing asbestos related cancer following exposure to the deadly substance in his work has won a six figure sum by way of compensation. Mr Rumney, from the UK , worked for BNFL in Sellafield, where it was alleged he was exposed to asbestos, which eventually led to his demise.

He was diagnosed with mesothelioma, the asbestos related cancer, in 2007, and died just a few weeks after diagnosis. He had worked for the company for around forty years after training to be an electrician for five years previous to that.

His widow stated: “When Ronald was told he had mesothelioma and had only weeks to live we were devastated. He knew he had been exposed to asbestos at Sellafield and was determined that justice be done. Unfortunately his tumour was so aggressive he died shortly afterwards and I vowed to continue the fight.”

She went on to state: “I’d like to thank all of his colleagues who came forward as witnesses to help us with the case. They helped prove how Ronald was exposed to asbestos at Sellafield.”

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