A HUSBAND died after prolonged exposure to asbestos.
Roy Fozard, 64, of Godscroft Lane, Frodsham, spent large parts of his working life in contact with the substance and died years later after suffering breathlessness and chest pain.
In September 2006 he had a deep cough and backache, and tests revealed he was suffering from mesothelioma, a type of cancer.
He was admitted to the Countess of Chester Hospital on May 27 last year and was looking brighter when assessed on June 8, but died on June 17 at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
An inquest heard he had worked for Turners Asbestos Cement Company in Widnes from 1958. He joined the Merchant Navy as an engineer.
He went on to Daresbury nuclear physics laboratory as a fitter then moved to ICI before becoming a trucker for DHL
Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg recorded a verdict of death from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.