An industrial disease claim could be launched by the family of a pensioner who passed away due to malignant mesothelioma.
According to the Watford Observer, Robert Kynaston died at the age of 72 in January this year after being admitted to the Peace Hospice in Watford due to his suffering with loss of appetite and breathlessness.
The inquest into Mr Kynaston's death has now established that his career of working in power stations meant he came into regular contact with asbestos.
The professional began his apprenticeship immediately after leaving school at the age of 17 and initially worked as an assistant engineer at Fulham Power Station before moving on to Acton Lane Power Station.
In a statement written last year, Mr Kynaston explained that he was consistently exposed to the lethal substance throughout this period.
As such, his family may now decide to pursue a claim for civil damages against his former employers.
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Posted by Francesca Witney