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Asbestos-subjected construction workers seek damages from government and firms

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Former construction workers from northeastern Japan submitted a damages legal action versus the government and 12 construction products manufacturers Wednesday over health issue triggered by asbestos, such as mesothelioma cancer and lung cancer cells.

In the fit submitted with Sendai District Court, the government and the 12 firms are asked for to pay ¥270 million in damages. This is the initial such lawsuits in the Tohoku area, according to legal representatives for the complainants.

The fit has 10 complainants — 3 previous construction workers in their 60s to 70s and 7 bereaved family members of 4 workers that have actually passed away.

The legal action requires ¥38.5 million per previous employee and criticizes the government for stopping working to execute safety procedures, such as binding them to put on dirt respirators, despite the fact that it understood the risks of asbestos.

“I get short of breath after walking five minutes,” a previous inside construction employee in his 60s, that is enduring from lung cancer cells, stated after the fit was submitted.

“I want the error made by the government to be confirmed in court,” stated the citizen of Miyagi Prefecture, sharing his dream to win remedy as very early as feasible.

The Supreme Court is readied to hold a charm hearing in October in a match submitted by previous workers in Kanagawa Prefecture that experienced health issue because of asbestos direct exposure.

The leading court might launch a unified sight on asbestos-related situations amidst 3 such claims looking for damages.


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