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Worker died from exposure to asbestos
7:22am Friday 4th June 2010 in News
A FORMER dockworker in Southampton died from his extensive contact with asbestos during the 1960s an inquest has heard.
Southampton Coroner’s Court heard how one of his jobs was unloading sacks of asbestos from the cargo hold of ships from South Africa, where he would tie up the sacks of material for a crane.
Asbestos would often spill from the sacks and rain down on him before he would then sweep out the cargo hold, the inquest heard.
Deputy coroner Gordon Denson recorded a verdict of death by industrial disease.