Bronchial Pneumonia caused by Mesothelioma Takes Life of Carpenter.
Death of carpenter from asbestos exposure highlights present risk
An autopsy has revealed that a carpenter who cut asbestos sheets in the 1960s, died almost 50 years later from the carcinogen. Asbestos-linked mesothelioma cancer caused bronchial pneumonia, inflammation of the lungs beginning in the terminal bronchioles.
His son recalled that his father "cut asbestos sheets with a handsaw to fit backing plates to fires”.
A pathologist found asbestos in dry lung tissue, at a level higher than would be found in someone who had never been exposed to asbestos at work.
He rendered a cause of death: bronchial pneumonia due to mesothelioma.
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