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.