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Asbestos Miners

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Miners and the communities based around asbestos, vermiculite and taconite mines are at the greatest risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. As a miner, you came in direct contact with large deposits of this carcinogenic mineral. When these deposits were mined, airborne concentrations increased greatly. Upon inhalation of the fibers, asbestos causes significant irritation to the lungs and bronchioles.

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There were elevated rates of asbestos-related diseases in the families of miners from the asbestos brought home on their clothing and working gear.

The time lag between exposure and asbestos-caused diseases for both the miners and the residents of the mining communities is of 10 to 40 years when it is already too late for any treatment option to work.

Relevant Job Titles

  • bagger
  • blender
  • car loader
  • crusher operator
  • driller
  • heavy equipment operator
  • dryer operator
  • packer
  • pack hauler
  • palletizer
  • asbestos fibers weaver
  • blaster
  • dryman
  • extraction worker
  • grinding operator
  • mine clerk
  • mine engineer
  • mine foreman
  • mining technician
  • rock splitter
  • scoop operator
  • tunnel laborer
  • underground apprentice

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Asbestos Miners

During the last century, people who were mining asbestos would inhale and ingest tremendous amounts of this carcinogenic mineral, as they were not provided with the appropriate protective equipment they needed to perform their job safely. Consequently, asbestos miners are now among the occupations with the highest risk of developing a disease which can be life-threatening.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Laryngeal Cancer Esophageal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis Asbestosis COPD Pleural Plaques

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How Can We Help Asbestos Miners Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

If you were affected by prolonged exposure to asbestos in these carcinogenic mines, we will make sure you receive justice by submitting the required legal documents to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that caused your health to deteriorate.

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