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Occupational exposure to asbestos results in death

A power line worker died at 53 years old from mesothelioma lung cancer, a complication relating to asbestos exposure in 90-95% cases, sustained while working for the Electricity Supply Board for more than 30 years. He was treated for a more common form of lung cancer after he developed some shortness of breath, the mesothelioma was diagnosed at his autopsy.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ireland on-line

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About: Occupational exposure to asbestos results in death

Date: 1 June 2005

Source: Ireland on-line


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