Inquest into death of former Southampton dock worker

Daily Echo: Inquest into death of former Southampton dock worker Inquest into death of former Southampton dock worker

A former Southampton dock worker died of asbestos-related cancer, an inquest heard.

Leonard Handley, of Trent Road, Midanbury, died aged 70 at Countess Mountbatten House hospice, West End, on January 28 due to heart failure and peritoneal malignant mesothelioma.

The inquest in Winchester heard that Mr Handley had worked at the docks for several years, carrying bags of asbestos and using it in ship repair.

Deputy coroner for Central Hampshire Simon Burge recorded a verdict of death due to an industrial disease.

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2:01pm Tue 21 May 13

Tenderhearts wife says...

I hope that this poor man had his payouts from the docks regarding this, my Dad is still waiting for the payments.
I hope that this poor man had his payouts from the docks regarding this, my Dad is still waiting for the payments. Tenderhearts wife
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