Bath Iron Works
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Bath Iron Works is one of the largest shipbuilding companies, founded in 1884, in Bath, Maine. Over the years, they have built private, commercial and military vessels, with most of them being ordered by the US Navy. Until the late 1970s, the ships built by Bath Iron Works contained big quantities of asbestos. The county where it’s located is one of the places with the highest number of asbestos-related deaths of the last years.