Asbestos killed ex-trucker

Asbestos killed ex-trucker

Asbestos killed ex-trucker

First published in News

A RETIRED lorry driver from Hampshire died from asbestosis just weeks after becoming a great-grandfather for the first time.

Peter Weir, from Swaythling, Southampton, died in June this year, after being admitted to the city’s General Hospital.

Southampton Coroner’s Court heard that the 79-year-old, who moved from Northern Ireland in 1955, had become housebound having suffered from various illnesses.

A post-mortem examination revealed the main cause of death was pneumonia, caused by asbestosis, as a result of exposure to asbestos when he worked as a pipe lagger at Fawley Refinery for just a year during the 1950s.

Coroner Keith Wiseman recorded a verdict of death by industrial disease.

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