Asbestos led to death

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A MAN of 49 lost his life to an industrial disease linked to exposure to asbestos.

Richard Kilbon, of Railway Lane, Sutton Bridge, died on July 20, an inquest in Spalding heard on Friday.

South Lincolnshire Coroner Professor Robert Forrest read medical evidence and statements regarding Mr Kilbon’s employment history, including work on a Government training scheme when he was painting village halls that contained asbestos products and then, in 1982, work for Premier Foods when some of their buildings were asbestos based.

Professor Forrest recorded a verdict that Mr Kilbon died from an industrial disease – mesothelioma – which he said is “caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos”.