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According to the Derby Telegraph, a coroner's report has confirmed that Ronald Creed - who died at the age of 88 in December last year - perished due to bronchial pneumonia, which was brought about by mesothelioma.
Mr Creed worked in the railway industry for almost 50 years after beginning his career in 1938 and it is thought likely that he came into regular contact with the lethal substance throughout this period.
Coroner Dr Robert Hunter commented that that while the professional may not have worked "face-to-face" with the material, he did operate in an environment where its use was prevalent.
"Fitting brakes and clutch plates is almost certainly linked with asbestos ... on the balance of probabilities he was exposed and that exposure happened during his working career," he added.
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