Between 1948 and 1965, the plaintiff’s working clothes were frequently impregnated with asbestos dust. Mrs Gunn, the plaintiff’s wife, washed the plaintiff’s clothes. Before washing, she used to shake the jacket or trousers outside, and the actual washing was done in a tub. This practice continued until 1960, when the plaintiff purchased a washing machine. In 1986, Mrs Gunn died of mesothelioma.