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Aircraft Workers

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

In this industry, asbestos was mainly used for insulating electrical components on planes and other aircraft but its use was extended to brake pads and adhesives. By performing maintenance work around these machines, people were exposed to asbestos fibers when they needed to change damaged wiring or engine components where asbestos was found in a friable state making it easy to crumble and release particles around the workers.

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Concerning the brake pads, they suffered extensive damage on the outer layer where asbestos was found and when it was time to replace them, the worker was in direct contact with the asbestos dust gathered there. An additional risk was found when parts glued to the airplane needed to be removed. In this process, the deteriorated adhesives would release microscopic asbestos particles in the worker’s environment.

The diseases related to asbestos exposure were proven to have grim repercussions on the unfortunate people that have worked on these sites. And what’s worse is that the symptoms of diseases like mesothelioma or asbestosis develop in 10 to 40 years and failing to get a proper diagnosis in time leads to fatal results.

Relevant Job Titles

  • engineman
  • engine apprentice
  • aircraft service technician
  • aircraft mechanic
  • aircraft servicer
  • aircraft interiors technician
  • aviation fire control technician
  • aircraft painter
  • cargo agent
  • final assembly mechanic
  • fuel tank mechanic
  • ground service agent
  • overhaul and repair mechanic
  • ramp agent

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We also represent the close relatives of aircraft workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Aircraft Workers

Oftentimes, aircraft workers had the responsibility of performing maintenance and repair work on components and equipment insulated with asbestos, which implied a great risk of inhaling and ingesting dangerous airborne fibers. Within 20 to 50 years, the asbestos in the body may gave way to a serious disease, as it slowly produces inflammation and tissue scarring to the organ the fibers became attached to. Today, aircraft workers are one of the occupations at highest risk of developing such a disease.

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Colorectal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis Esophageal Cancer Asthma Lung Nodules Gastrointestinal Cancer

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How Can We Help Aircraft Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

If you believe that you have been subjected to asbestos exposure in your line of work, get in contact with our team of lawyers so you can get examined in the shortest time possible and see what your legal options are.

Knowing that your health has been affected as an aircraft worker, you can start searching for justice and we are here to help you obtain it. Having extensive experience in similar cases to yours, we will gather the information needed, submit the legal documents and file claims with the asbestos trust funds. Our lawyers will also submit a claim to the VA if your asbestos exposure occurred while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

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