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Asbestos killed ex-car worker
11:00am Wednesday 24th April 2013 in News
ASBESTOS exposure at Pressed Steel during the 1950s lead to the death of a grandfather, an inquest heard yesterday.
Denis Barnes, 86, of Manor Road, Witney, died at Witney Community Hospital on January 18. He was diagnosed with a lung disease the previous year.
Mr Barnes spent 14 months working at Pressed Steel in Cowley.
Oxfordshire Coroner Darren Salter recorded his cause of death as malignant mesothelioma – from asbestos exposure.
He added: “I am satisfied Mr Barnes was exposed to asbestos while working in industry in the 1950s in Cowley.”
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