Westinghouse Electric Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Westinghouse Electric was founded in 1886, being a direct rival to Edison General Electric Company. Westinghouse flourished, and by the 1910’s, it started to invest in wireless communication, more precisely, it took part in the start of the commercial radio. The company also became a leading contractor for the U.S. military, followed by an entrance in the field of robotics in the 1980’s. Until the 1970’s, as a worker in Westinghouse Electric’s factories, you were surrounded by asbestos as this dangerous mineral was used in manufacturing some of the company’s products.