Cumbrian nuclear expert’s death due to asbestos

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Cumbrian nuclear expert’s death due to asbestos

By Staff Reporter, News & Star

Last updated at 11:52, Thursday, 29 September 2011

A former nuclear physicist who was exposed to asbestos at work died as a result of an industrial disease an inquest has ruled.

Francis Graham Brightman, 77, of Beach Road, St Bees, died at his home in November last year.

A post mortem concluded that Mr Brightman died as a result of bronco-pneumonia caused by malignant mesothelioma – cancer of the pleura, which is a covering of the lungs. He was diagnosed in 2008.

Susan Brightman, his daughter, said: “My father was immensely grateful for the medical treatment that he had.”

She said: “He is the first of the scientific staff at Sellafield who has developed malignant mesothelioma. This has raised concerns about people who worked with my father.”

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