Following the death of a UK victim who had mesothelioma, an open verdict has been recorded according to a recent report. The seventy year old man from Windsor died in July of this year as a result of the asbestos cancer.

Reginald Tinmouth died in hospital after contracting the cancer. After leaving school he is said to have worked on a farm for three years from 1954 onwards. He went on to work for a number of companies as a sheet metal worker, which is a job that is linked to exposure to asbestos.

Tinmouth had told family and friends that although he did work for some years in the sheet metal industry he could not remember ever working with or being exposed to asbestos, which is thought to be the main cause of this form of cancer.

The coroner that dealt with his case could also find no conclusive proof of exposure to asbestos, and therefore recorded an open verdict at the inquest. The pathologist said that he died from a malignant mesothelioma known as pleural mesothelioma.

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