Occupational and Environmental: Man sues state over asbestos exposure

21 Jan 2021 - Environment

A 75-year-old man with cancer as a result of asbestos exposure has begun an $800,000 legal action against various government entities. Daniel Connolly, from Emu Park, filed the workplace injury lawsuit to the Rockhampton Supreme Court last month against Amaca Pty Ltd, WorkCover Queensland and the State of Queensland. Mr Connolly worked for various building companies which have since closed, and WorkCover Queensland is being sued as it acts on behalf of the closed companies. From 1974-1981, he says he was exposed to building materials containing asbestos.

Courier Mail; 21/01/2021; Page 1