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Asbestos exposure caused death of former steel worker
4:29pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A FORMER steel worker from Hampshire died as a result of asbestos exposure, a coroner has ruled.
Southampton Coroner’s Court heard that Michael Dean had developed cancer in early 2012.
The court heard that it was a result of the 67-year-old’s work as a steel fabricator at the Vosper Thornycroft shipyard in Southampton and Esso refinery in Fawley in the 1960s and 1970s.
Mr Dean, from Drapers Copse in Dibden, was diagnosed with a malignant cancer in June last year, and died at Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington on August 23 this year.
Coroner Keith Wiseman recorded a verdict of death by industrial disease.