Kōrero: Workplace safety and accident compensation

Victim of asbestos poisoning (2 o 3)

Victim of asbestos poisoning

Wellington man Robin McKenzie, seen in hospital with his wife Shirley in 1990, was exposed to asbestos while working as an electrical engineer on power stations in the 1950s. Later he developed mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by breathing in asbestos fibres, and died in 1994.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/1381/13-F
Photograph by Mark Round

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Workplace health and safety, 1990s and early 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23282/victim-of-asbestos-poisoning (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Hazel Armstrong, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2016