Construction Workers & Asbestos Exposure
Fifty years ago, it was common to be exposed to asbestos at construction sites. Some of the projects built back then remain standing, which means renovators and others working on those structures today can still encounter asbestos.
Factory Workers & Asbestos Exposure
Factories contained asbestos in large quantities. Asbestos was contained in the materials from which the factory was built and operated. And it was contained in the factory’s product output.
Automotive Mechanics & Asbestos Exposure
Cars and trucks once contained lots of asbestos. Mechanics who worked on brakes, wheels, engines, transmissions, and electrical systems routinely encountered the carcinogenic mineral.
Ironworkers & Asbestos Exposure
The job of an ironworker involves being in proximity to asbestos-containing materials. These chiefly include insulated steel girders and beams using in building many types of residential, commercial, and industrial structures.
Electricians & Asbestos Exposure
Circuit breakers, blowout cages, and wires were in times past treated with asbestos to keep them cool and fireproofed as electric current flowed. Electricians routinely worked with these products.
Plumbers & Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos was used in pipes, gaskets, sealants, caulk, grout, and water heaters because of its excellent insulating properties. This put plumbers at risk of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases.
Painters & Asbestos Exposure
The oil-based paints used by painters in much of the 20th Century contained asbestos. The toxic mineral was added as an inexpensive thickener. It also was added to help paint lay down smoother, dry faster, and last longer.
Bricklayers & Asbestos Exposure
Whether used to build a foundation, a wall, a chimney, or anything else, they and the mortar to hold them together probably contained asbestos if manufactured from about 1930 until possibly as recently as 1990.
Welders & Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos once went into the making of welding rods, personal protection equipment, and more. Welders used these items in their daily work. Consequently, they risked inhaling or swallowing asbestos released into the air.
Machinists & Asbestos Exposure
Machinists faced asbestos exposure risk from the equipment they operated and the materials they handled. These exposures could lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related problems.
Insulation Installers & Asbestos Exposure
Installers of insulation in the form of sprays, fills, jackets, batts, or wraparounds ran the risk of breathing in or swallowing asbestos fibers. Doing so could set the stage for serious medical conditions decades later.
Steamfitters & Asbestos Exposure
Many of the parts and materials used by steamfitters once routinely contained asbestos. The mesothelioma-triggering mineral was found in boilers, gaskets, steam pipes, and insulation.
Compensation is Available to People Who Develop Mesothelioma After Exposure to Asbestos
The companies that sourced, manufactured, distributed, or sold asbestos products can be made to pay for the costs of treating mesothelioma. As well, they can be made to pay for lost wages, pain-and-suffering, and other damages resulting from asbestos-caused mesothelioma. The same is true for asbestosis.
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About the author…
Sara M. Salger received her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, graduating cum laude, and Saint Louis University School of Law for her J.D. where she received an International Law Certificate and litigation focus.