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Electric Boat Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Electric Boat Corporation is a subsidiary of General Dynamics, which was founded in 1899. They are a ship manufacturer who has built primarily for the US Navy, with a shipyard and engineering office based in Connecticut, and a hull fabrication and outfitting facility in Rhode Island. Up until the late 70s, Electric Boat has used large quantities of asbestos in their products, thus exposing numerous workers to the risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases.

Workers Exposed to Asbestos During Their Time at Electric Boat Need to Pay Close Attention to Their Health

Asbestos was used in manufacturing submarines (especially for the Navy) for its lightweight and high insulation qualities, as well as for the fact that it was heat resistant and fireproof. Asbestos insulation was used on the external part of the propulsion system as well as in components of the machinery, which could be found below deck such as boilers, turbines, pipes, condensers, exhaust duct systems, and electrical components. Ships could have contained even 60.000 pounds of asbestos insulation, which is an enormous amount and a real health hazard.

Considering the risks of working in ship manufacturing or maintenance on ships, we strongly advise former workers to closely examine their health. In an effort to raise awareness and to help victims of asbestos exposure, we offer screenings free of charge. Our medical team will analyze your latest chest X-rays and determine if there is a cause for concern. If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact us and we will provide you with the answers you need.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

Veterans and Shipyard Workers Affected by Asbestos Can Get Compensated 

As most of the ships built by Electric Boat Corporation have served the Navy, there are a big number of veterans that have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung diseases in the last years. The exposure to asbestos was endangering everyone working in its proximity, but especially below deck workers or ship manufacturers.

Electric Boat Corporation is one of the many companies that have been facing lawsuits in the last years for knowingly putting their personnel at risk. If you have a family member that has been affected by asbestos exposure, you need to take action. Our team of highly trained lawyers has handled thousands of cases surrounding asbestos use and can help you file a claim in order to receive proper compensation. Contact us for further information regarding this process.