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It has been reported that a Navy man from Hampshire was exposed to asbestos on warships, and died from the asbestos related disease mesothelioma.
David Barclay, 74, of Stubbington, contracted the deadly disease after working on vessels including HMS Victorious.
It is reported that Mr Barclay was an electrical engineer, and he died on February 15 2015. He was exposed to asbestos dust when HMS Bulwark was revamped in the 1970’s, the Winchester Coroners Court was told.
It has been said that Mr Barclay received significant exposure to asbestos dust on the Victorious in 1964, the Deputy Hampshire Coroner Simon Burge said.
Andrew Stinchcombe of Novum Law comments “ unfortunately we have seen too many ex Navy personnel and Dockyard workers succumb to asbestos related diseases, which often take many decades to develop. This is yet another sad example of the dangers of asbestos being brought to light, and we can expect the number of deaths from mesothelioma to continue to increase over the course of the next few years”.
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