Revenge the Deaths! Asbestos graffiti Cape Insulation Ltd factory, Acre Mill, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1978. Asbestos for gas masks and other purposes was made at the factory. Hundreds of wortkers subsequently died from asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. In March 1976 the Ombudsman, Sir Alan Marre, revealed the horrors at a factory in Hebden Bridge¢€¦ 12% of a total of 2,200 employees had crippling asbestos diseases by 1979. The Government immediately launched an enquiry, the Advisory Committee on Asbestos. The asbestos industry launched a 11 million advertising campaign against the ¢€˜unwarranted, biased and inaccurate¢€™ comments on the industry.