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Foseco Inc.

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Foseco Inc. is a metal casting manufacturing company, founded in 1932 in Birmingham, England. Although the company started in Europe, it quickly expanded into the US, and is now part of Vesuvius, with plants functioning all over the world. Its major product lines are iron and steel, foundry, industrial processes, and fused silica. From the 60s to the late 70s, they have used asbestos in their products, thus risking not only the health of their factory workers but also of those further coming in contact with their products.

Former Foseco Inc. Employees Need to Pay Close Attention to Their Health

Foseco’s primary business is manufacturing products for the foundry industry. These products are used in foundry melting shops, core shops, and the molding line and pouring stages. Although their initial production was small, by the time they started expanding in the 60s, asbestos was added in their products for its insulating ability and its heat and fire resistance. Their products needed to be able to withstand high temperatures when metal was melted within the automotive, construction or casting industry. By 1968, they were using two different kinds of asbestos in their hot top (asbestos boards and compounds) products to help with their durability. When manufacturing coating materials, asbestos was poured into stirring machines that mixed it with other ingredients like water, silica flour, and resin.

Like many other manufacturers, Foseco has failed to warn and properly protect their employees from asbestos exposure, thus putting them at risk of developing serious diseases. If you are a former Foseco employee, you need to pay close attention to your health, as asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to show signs, even after the exposure has ended. In an effort to help those who have been exposed, we offer free screenings. Our medical team will examine your latest chest X-ray and determine if there are any abnormalities you need to worry about. Contact us with any questions you have regarding this matter and we will gladly help.

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If You Have Been Diagnosed with Asbestos-Related Disease You Have the Right to Receive Compensation

Asbestos exposure is extremely dangerous because when disturbed by either processing it or working with products containing it, it releases microscopic fibers into the air that have been proved to be carcinogenic. Workers in industries that require handling very high temperatures, often even wore equipment made with asbestos, thus furthering their risk of developing serious diseases. Foseco’s use of asbestos has endangered many of its employees and even those who have furthered used their products. Those with the highest risk of exposure were steel mill workers, metal workers, foundry workers, and boiler workers. 

If you are a former employee of Foseco who has been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, you may be eligible to receive compensation. In the last years, the company has been faced with numerous lawsuits from former employees who have suffered from their exposure to asbestos. Our team has helped thousands of victims file claims, ever since 1990.