Truck driver contracted mesothelioma from open asbestos packages.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, a truck triver has died of mesothelioma cancer more than 30 years after working with asbestos.
The truck driver's death was related to direct exposure to asbestos--which causes cancer--in the 1960s.
The 70-year-old trucker had explored lawsuit options shortly before he died last October, and had prepared a legal court statement.
In it, the truck driver explained how, as a long distance trucker for a local haulage company, he transported asbestos in sacks that often split open, so he had to clean them up by hand.
The truck driver reportedly had respiratory problems from asbestos exposure and heart disease.
By 2008, he had to receive oxygen. He was admitted to a local hospital, where he later died.
Many truck drivers have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
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