Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Bechtel Corporation is a construction, engineering and project management company, based in Reston, Virginia. Founded in 1898, it has now become one of the biggest construction companies in the US, with divisions as infrastructure, mining & metals, oil, gas and chemicals. With major projects such as the Hoover Dam, the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel or the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Bechtel Corporation has been a big name in the construction industry for over a century. As it was very common in the US at the time, they have used asbestos products in their construction projects, exposing numerous workers to the risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases.