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

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Asbestos-related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Companies that exposed asbestos miners to asbestos

Alta Lake, Okanogan County - Washington

  • Asbestomine Company - Ivanhoe Mine

Avery & Caldwell Counties - North Carolina

  • George Burleson - Burleson Mine, Avery County
  • Frank Mine - Frank Olivine deposit, Avery County
  • Johns River Mine, Caldwell County

Boulder County - Colorado

  • Caribou Mines
  • Snowy Range Mine, Lake Albion

Burlington, Skagit County - Washington

  • Burlington Quarry

Chaffee County - Colorado

  • Sedalia Mine
  • Calumet Mine

Eureka, Humboldt County - California

  • Central Eureka Mining Company; Sutter Gold Mining Inc. - Eureka Mines

Gila County - Arizona

  • Arizona Rare Metals Co., R. D. Harper - Tarr & Harper Mine, Putnam Wash
  • Phillips Asbestos Co. - Phillips Asbestos Mine, Salt River District
  • Detroit Copper Mining Co. of Arizona, Phelps Dodge Corp. - Shannon Mine
  • Jaquays Mining Co - Victory and Eldorado Mines, Salt River District

Hollofield, Baltimore County - Maryland

  • Fredrick Bok - Bok Asbestos Mine

Joplin, Jasper County - Missouri

  • American Zinc, Lead, and Smelting Company. - Joplin Creek Valley Mines

Lake County - California

  • Johns-Manville Company; Arthur Copsey & Herbert Jones - Copsey and Jones Prospect

Libby, Lincoln County - Montana

  • Zonolite Company & W. R. Grace and Company - Libby Mine & Asbestos Site

Litchfield County - Connecticut

  • Unnamed Connecticut Asbestos Mine

Maggie Creek District, Idaho County - Idaho

  • Panhandle Asbestos Co. - Kamiah Asbestos Mine

Natrona County - Wyoming

  • U.S Asbestos Mining and Fiberizing Company - Casper Mountain Asbestos Deposits

Northeast Georgia - Georgia

  • Sall Mountain Asbestos Co. - Sall Mountain Asbestos Mine And Mill
  • Hicks Asbestos Mine, Pine Mountain
  • Hicks Asbestos Mine, Pine Mountain
  • McCoy Mine, Dillard
  • Bell Creek Mine & Hog Creek Corundrum Mine, Hiawassee
  • Laurel Creek Mine, Pine Mountain

Riverside County - California

  • Charleboix Asbestos Mine/Percival Asbestos Mine

San Joaquin Valley - California

  • Atlas Asbestos Co. - Asbestos Mine Superfund Site & Santa Cruz Mill, Coalinga
  • Coalinga Asbestos Company - Coalinga Asbestos Mine
  • New Idria Quicksilver Mining Company - New Idria Mercury Mine
  • Calaveras Asbestos Ltd. - Copperopolis Mine
  • KCAC Inc. - The Union Carbide Mine, King City (the world's largest asbestos mine)

Shannon County - Missouri

  • Thorny Mountain Mine - Coleman Construction Co.

Silver Bay, Minnesota - Minnesota

  • Reserve Mining Co. - Reserve's Taconite Mine

Silver Bow County & Gallatin County - Montana

  • Anaconda Copper?Mining Company, ARCO - Anaconda Copper Mine
  • Karst Asbestos Mine, Gallatin County

Silverton, San Juan County - Colorado

  • Gold King Company - Gold King Mine

St. Francois & Jefferson Counties - Missouri

  • St. Joe Lead Company - Valle Mines
  • Iron Mountain Company - Iron Mountain Mine, Iron Township

The Appalachian Highlands of North Carolina - North Carolina

  • Alders Asbestos Mine; C. V. Bryson Mine; Henderson Asbestos Mine; Holden Asbestos Mine - Jackson County
  • Mc Crary Stone Service, Inc. - Addie Olivine Mine
  • Peterman Mine & Higdon Mine, Macon County
  • Oakland Asbestos Mine & Kilpatrick Asbestos Mine, Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
  • Oakland Asbestos Mine & Kilpatrick Asbestos Mine, Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
  • Blue Rock Mining Corp. Of Illinois - Blue Rock Asbestos Mine

The City and Borough of Juneau - Alaska

  • Lemon Creek Quarry

Trevilians, Louisa County - Virginia

  • Virginia Vermiculite, LLC - Virginia Vermiculite Mine
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