Leonard Dale Cox never worked with asbestos, but his father, Cecil Cox, installed asbestos insulation at DuPont's Belle plant from the 1940s until he retired in the 1970s, according to a report in The New York Times. Leonard Cox died from mesothelioma, a fatal lung disease, in 2000.
DuPont must pay asbestos victim's survivors
DuPont was ordered by a West Virginia court in early March to pay $6.4 million to the family of a man who died after being exposed as a child to asbestos fibers carried home on his father's work clothes.
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