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Stress at work led Amblecote salesman to drink heavily, inquest told
6:40pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in Local
A RECENTLY-separated Amblecote man who died from liver failure, drank heavily when he was stressed at work, an inquest heard.
Neil Moore, aged 51, was a salesman for a German company and his estranged wife, Nicola, said the more stressed he was the more he drank.
Mrs Moore told today’s inquest in Dudley that he was “a totally different person” when he was not drunk and was caring and popular.
She said the company he worked for was very demanding and it was a stressful environment.
Mr Moore, of Suffolk Drive, was found collapsed by a visiting psychiatric nurse on October 5 last year.
Pathologist Dr Swapna Ghosh said a build up of paracetamol would have contributed to the liver damage.
Mrs Moore, a nurse, said he took tablets most days as he often woke up with a headache.
Black Country coroner Robin Balmain recorded a verdict of accidental death.