Occupational and Environmental: Former rail worker with asbestosis sues for $865k

03 Feb 2021 - Environment

Former Mackay rail worker Byron May, 75, is suing his former employer for $865,000 in an effort to ensure some comfort in his final days as he battles deadly asbestosis. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has filed a statement of claim in the Supreme Court of Queensland on Mr May’s behalf against Aurizon – formerly known as QR National. Mr May worked for Queensland Rail for more than 30 years in Cairns and Mackay where, he alleges, he was exposed to asbestos.

Courier Mail; 03/02/2021; Page 17​