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Asbestos killed ex-trucker
5:20am Thursday 22nd November 2012 in News
A RETIRED lorry driver from Hampshire died from asbestosis just weeks after becoming a great-grandfather for the first time.
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.