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Connecticut Light & Power Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Connecticut Light & Power was founded in 1917 and merged in 1966 with Western Massachusetts Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company to become Northeast Utilities, which is now known as Eversource. Because of its fire-resistant properties and ability to withstand high temperatures, asbestos was extensively used in power plants from the 50s till the 80s. Exposing plant workers to inhaling it for extended periods of time may raise the risk of developing serious lung diseases.

Former Connecticut Light & Power Employees Need to Pay Close Attention to Their Health

Asbestos products were used in power plants all over the US from the 50s until the 80s and could be found in insulation, gaskets, floor and ceiling materials. Power plants require equipment like generators, turbines, and boilers which in that period of time were usually insulated with asbestos. All the extreme temperatures applications used it because of its high qualities of heat resistance. Working with these parts or in close proximity to them brought on an unhealthy level of exposure to asbestos fibers.

When asbestos-containing products are disturbed, they eliminate very small fibers into the air, contaminating it and putting the workers at risk of developing serious lung diseases. If you are a former power plant worker, you need to keep an eye on your health, as diseases that are related to asbestos exposure can take many years to start showing signs. Our team of specialists can help you, free of charge, to discover whether or not you have reasons to worry about your health. All you need to do is send us your latest chest x-rays and we will analyze it and let you know if there are any concerning abnormalities. Contact us for further information.

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Victims of Asbestos Exposure Need to Take Action in Order to Get Compensated

Asbestos’s ability to resist very high temperatures made it a go-to material in power plant equipment. Workers who have handled insulation or maintenance are at a higher risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases. Mesothelioma, for example, can take even 40 years to start showing signs, and although it’s not as common in these types of cases as asbestosis or lung cancer, it is very aggressive and terminal.

If you have a family member that has been affected by workplace exposure to asbestos, during their time at Connecticut Light & Power, you need to take action. Our team is prepared to help you, offering expertise and experience gained in over 25 years of working with asbestos cases. Contact us and we will help you file a claim in order to get compensated.