Asbestos did not kill engineer

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A FORMER engineer did not die from exposure to asbestos, though he may have taken in the life-threatening substance, a coroner said.

Frederick Savage worked at Oxford firms W Lucy & Co Ltd and HG East & Co Ltd in the 1950s and 1960s, Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter heard.

He was admitted to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital on December 28 after a cardiac arrest and died on January 2 aged 77.

The Waverley Avenue, Kidlington, resident had been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2004.

Mr Salter recorded death by natural causes, saying there was a “complete absence” of asbestos bodies found in his post-mortem.

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