A scaffolder has died after being exposed to asbestos in the 60's and 70's whilst working for Hine Ltd and The London Midland Steel Company. He was erecting scaffolding at jobs including The Dorchester Hotel in London.
Coroner Christopher Wilkinson said: “The latency period for his type of Cancer is around 30 years-which would correlate with his work as a scaffolder.”
Coroner Christopher Wilkinson commented, “Mr. Aldridge died from an industrial disease. Little did anyone know so many years ago what effect this particular material would have. Unfortunately, it is something that takes time and we won’t know for many years how many people were affected by it.”