A man from the UK who died from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, has continued to lobby for justice for asbestos related disease sufferers even after his death. Alan Clark was a former thermal insulation engineer and as a result of his work he developed the asbestos cancer.

The British man was diagnosed with pleural plaques in 2000, which is a condition that can sometimes precede the asbestos cancer. Before his death he said: “When I was diagnosed with pleural plaques I panicked…I knew it would only be a matter of time before I was told I had malignant mesothelioma.”

Earlier this year he was told that he had developed the asbestos related cancer, and in August of this year he passed away. Prior to his death he had travelled to London to campaign for compensation for those that developed pleural plaques and cancer.

Clark now continues his fight for other victims through a recording that he made before his death. The video is simply entitled ‘Hope’ and has been screened at the Trade Union Congress conference this week.

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