An industrial disease claim may be launched by a family after a loved one passed away due to mesothelioma.
According to online resource Get Bracknell, Derek Relph died of the asbestos-related disease at the age of 78 in January this year some four years after he was initially diagnosed with the condition.
The inquest into his death at the Reading Civic Centre has established that he was exposed to the lethal substance throughout his time working for a construction company as a teenager.
Despite the fact he only came into contact with asbestos for a year between 1946 and 1947, coroner Peter Bedford said this proved enough for the substance to manifest itself in his lungs.
"They [the work force] worked with no masks, no gloves, no recognition of the dangers of this product," he added.
He went on to describe mesothelioma as a "ticking time bomb" within Mr Relph that was inevitably going to cause his severe health problems at some stage.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas