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Plumber died due to work with asbestos, inquest told

Latest health news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Latest health news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

A former plumber died after developing a cancer linked to asbestos.

An inquest into the death of Hugh Smith, from Stanley Road, Sudbury, heard that he had been a plumber since 1956.

Daniel Sharpstone, assistant coroner for Suffolk, said that Mr Smith would have encountered extensive exposure to asbestos.

A post-mortem examination following the 73-year-old’s death at his home on January 18 found he had advanced mesothelioma – a cancer caused by asbestos dust.

Mr Sharpstone concluded the death was due to an industrial-related disease.

 

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