A boilermaker from Buffalo in New York has been awarded compensation to the tune of three million dollars as a result of asbestos exposure which led to him developing malignant mesothelioma.

Sixty one year old Earl W. Tredinnick III worked for Local 7 Union Boilermaker between 1967 and 2002 according to reports. He is said to have developed the asbestos cancer in the latter part of last year. He then filed a lawsuit against a number of companies that he deemed responsible for his exposure.

The report did not provide details of the defendant companies, and the terms of the settlement remained confidential other than the revelation that the award was for around three million dollars.

The plaintiff had spent time working at a variety of industrial sites around the area. The settlement was sorted out just two days after the jury had been selected and prior to lawyers making their opening statements in the case.

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