Mother dies at 34 from as­bestos con­tact

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

 As­bestos claimed one of its youngest vic­tims af­ter a 34-year-old who had worked as a bar­maid in pubs while they were be­ing ren­o­vated died of a re­lated dis­ease, an in­quest has heard.

Kirsty Ann List, a sin­gle mum from Ex­eter, con­tracted peri­toneal mesothe­lioma – a cancer of the ab­dom­i­nal lin­ing caused by as­bestos.

The in­quest in Ex­eter heard Ms List had doc­u­mented where she be­lieved she could have been ex­posed to as­bestos. First at two col­leges, which she de­scribed as be­ing in a poor con­di­tion. Then at a num­ber of pubs that were ei­ther old or be­ing ren­o­vated. In 2008-2010, she worked at the Duke of Welling­ton pub in Mine­head where her ex-boyfriend re­called builders be­ing up­set they had un­ex­pect­edly come in con­tact with as­bestos while Ms List was work­ing “all hours” to get it ready to re­open.

Luisa Ni­chol­son, the coro­ner, recorded a nar­ra­tive con­clu­sion and said: “She was prob­a­bly ex­posed to as­bestos by ei­ther direct ex­po­sure at work or from her days as a stu­dent.”

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