Asbestosis was cause of deaths – inquest

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Asbestosis was cause of deaths – inquest

Published on Fri Jan 07 09:51:39 GMT 2011

 

AN INQUEST heard how a 67-year-old former scaffolder contracted a fatal disease after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

David Lloyd George, of Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington, was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2010, and after his condition dramatically deteriorated, he died at Scarborough hospital on September 15.

At the inquest at Scarborough County Court, a statement from Mr George, that was written before his death, was read out.

In it, he stated he believed asbestos, ‘thrown around like snowballs’ by subcontractors earlier in his career, was the only possible cause of the disease.

The coroner, Michael Oakley, recorded a verdict that Mr George died of an industrial disease.

A separate inquest heard how an ex-member of the RAF died after being exposed to asbestos for decades.

Noel O’ Donnell Mosby, 88, from Parkfield Drive, Bridlington, was diagnosed with the killer disease mesothelioma last year, and died on September 12.

The inquest at Scarborough County Court revealed that Mr Mosby had left school at 14, and after serving with the RAF joined I.C.I, where he was exposed to the deadly powder at various times through his career.

He was at the twilight of his career before he was even given protective equipment to use, and by this time, the damage had already been done.

The coroner, Michael Oakley, recorded a verdict that Mr Mosby died of an industrial disease.

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