A widow and her family have appealed for information from anyone who worked in a factory in Fulham in the 1960s that is thought to have caused a loving father’s asbestos-related death.

Keith Jaycock died at the age of 70 from mesothelioma, which almost always arises as a result of the sufferer having come into contact with asbestos decades beforehand.

After Mr Jaycock’s death in 2016, widow Sally and her three children instructed Irwin Mitchell’s specialist industrial disease lawyers to investigate how he came to encounter the lethal fibres.

Search for “vital answers”

The family wishes to hear from any of Keith’s former colleagues during the period he worked at the now-defunct North Thames Gas Board in Fulham between 1963 and 1965, as they seek information on the working conditions at the site.

Lacey St James, the Irwin Mitchell asbestos-related disease lawyer representing the family, commented: “While asbestos exposure is commonly linked to industrial environments, we are seeing a growing number of cases related to offices and public buildings such as retail units, schools and hospitals.

“Sadly Keith never got to find out what caused the cancer that took his life. We now want to provide Sally and the rest of her family with some closure by helping to establish the full reasons behind the death of a loving husband and father.

“We would appeal for anyone who may be able to help in providing the family with the vital answers they deserve as to how Keith came to be exposed to asbestos to come forward.”

Large covered pipes and dust ‘falling onto the ground’

Mr Jaycock, who resided in Windlesham, Surrey at the time of his death, spent his childhood in Shepherd’s Bush and began working for North Thames Gas Board in 1963 after his departure from Christopher Wren School.

He was employed in the accounts section of the building and property maintenance department at Imperial House in Townmead Road, near the gas works, and told his family before his death that he was required to access documents from an adjacent building once a month.

The grandfather of four recalled that the building contained large covered pipes, from which dust would always fall onto the ground.

Another sad case showing the importance of the right asbestos survey in London

Having first visited hospital in 2015 complaining of severe chest pain and receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma in June that same year, Mr Jaycock sadly died in June 2016.

Anyone with information on the North Thames Gas Board’s working conditions in the 1960s is urged to contact Lacey St James on 0203 040 3445 or by emailing laceystjames@irwinmitchell.com.

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