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Ex-miner dies of industrial disease.

A former miner died of an industrial disease caused by years of exposure to coal dust, an inquest heard.

Albert Frederick Reed, 87, died at Rookwood Hospital on March 1, 2005, from Caplan's Syndrome, after he worked for eight years at the coal face in Hirwaun.

Mr Reed, of Heol Tyn-y-Cae, Rhiwbina,died from the syndrome also, known as Rheumatoid Pneumoconiosis - a combination of rheumatoid arthritis and pneumoconiosis related to mining dust.

Coroner Mary Hassell recorded a verdict of death from industrial disease at the Cardiff inquest yesterday.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 6, 2006
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