Engineer died after asbestos dust exposure

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A MAN who was exposed to asbestos while working on warships died from cancer, an inquest heard.

David Barclay, of Cutlers Lane, Stubbington died on Sunday, February 15, at The Rowans Hospice.

An inquest heard that the 74-year-old had contracted mesothelioma through being exposed to asbestos dust while working as an electrical engineer on HMS Bulwark in the 1970s.

He was also exposed to asbestos dust while working on HMS Victorious in the 1960s.

Hampshire deputy coroner Simon Burge ruled that Mr Barclay’s death was ‘asbestos-related’ due to epithelioid malignant mesothelioma, at an inquest at Winchester Coroner’s Court.