Asbestos killed man
A man who spent part of his career manufacturing asbestos sheets died from a disease associated with the material, an inquest has concluded.
Paul Hookway, 74, of Kersey Avenue, Sudbury, died at his home on August 12 last year.
On Tuesday, an inquest in Bury St Edmunds was told that, during his working life, Mr Hookway had spent time at an asbestos factory in Tooting.
Assistant Suffolk coroner Yvonne Blake said medical reports indicated that Mr Hookway died as a rersult of bronchial pneumonia and asbestosis.
Before retiring, Mr Hookway, a former rugby player and boxer, had worked as a painter and decorator.
Ms Blake recorded a conclusion that Mr Hookway died as a result of an industrial disease.