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Harbison-Walker Refractories Co.

The company got its start in 1865 under another name – Star Fire Brick Company. It became Harbison-Walker in 1875 and the company’s main activity was manufacturing heat-resistant products like firebricks. In 1967, a merger took place between Harbison-Walker and a subsidiary of Halliburton – Dresser Industries, Inc. Due to its fireproofing characteristics, asbestos was used heavily in Harbison-Walker’s products, risking the lives of the people involved in the making process and the lives of the workers in the construction industry that interacted with these asbestos contaminated materials.

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If You Worked for Harbison-Walker Get Screened for Asbestos

Asbestos has been extensively employed by an astounding number of companies throughout the U.S. before the mid 1980s, due to either negligence or willful ignorance. Nowadays, the hazardous effects of prolonged exposure are well-known and undeniable. If you or a family member has worked for one of these companies, it is highly recommended to get screened for asbestos, as exposure is very likely to have occurred.

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Although the majority of people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases have been exposed in the workplace, secondary exposure is common as well. If you are diagnosed with a malignant or non-malignant disease and have a family member who worked at Harbison-Walker, there is a high chance your illness is the result of secondary asbestos exposure. Because most companies did not require employees to wear protective equipment on the job, you could have easily inhaled fibers of asbestos which remained on your loved one’s clothes.

If you believe asbestos may be the cause of your injury, we strongly encourage you to contact us. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients and can also help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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