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Warning after asbestos kills man 43 years on from accident

A Yorkshire man survived an industrial accident in 1965 only to die 43 years later because he was not protected from asbestos particles in the aftermath, his family has revealed.

Ken Hoggett worked at the giant Ferrybridge power station when three cooling towers collapsed in 100mph winds.

Nobody died in the accident, but tragedy struck generations later as the grandfather succumbed to an industrial disease.


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