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Complainant Name:
Mrs D Green

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Yorkshire Evening Post

Complaint:

Mrs D Green of Leeds complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that her late husband had been an asbestos worker and had misrepresented the medical causes and progression that led to his death.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement:

Mr Neil Green

An inquest report which appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post on August 11, 2009, stated that Mr Neil Green, who died on July 27, 2009, was an asbestos worker who was diagnosed as terminally ill 10 days prior to his death. The family of Mr Green have asked us to point out that he was, in fact, an engineer with no association to any asbestos company who was diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition five years prior to his death. We are happy to make the clarification.

Date Published: 05/03/2010



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