THE coroner has opened separate inquests into the deaths of three Torbay men from asbestos-related diseases.
Anthony Sydney Ellis, who was born in Newton Abbot but lived in Kings Road Paignton, was a retired carpenter.The coroner has been told that during his life he had been exposed to asbestos. Two years ago he was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
The coroner has also opened an inquest into the death of Leslie Roy Gibson. Mr Gibson a retired carpenter, was born in Birmingham, was married and lived at Washington Close in Paignton. During his life he had been exposed to asbestos and was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012.
A third inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of John Moss, a retired Royal Navy shipwright, who was born in Plymouth but lived at Torbay Road in Paignton. He had been exposed to asbestos during his working life and was clinically diagnosed with mesothelioma in February.