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The main activity of the asbestos plant workers was processing the raw asbestos fibers into finished products that could have been distributed and sold. Working with raw asbestos raised exponentially the level of exposure for the people in this line of work.
The manufacturing process went through different stages, all equally dangerous for the people that used to work inside the plant. From their initial stage, the fiber bundles needed to be broken down into smaller ones and then get cleaned off of impurities through a process named carding, creating dangerous amounts of poisonous dust. The separated slivers were then spun into yarn that was later woven into cloth sizes. Ropes were formed from some of the woven cloth that was remaining.
In these plants, all of the workers were breathing in a contaminated atmosphere where microscopic particles of asbestos were being spread all around. The exposure didn’t stop there as asbestos dust was brought into their homes on their working clothes.
Like asbestos miners, the asbestos products manufacturers were required to handle raw asbestos directly which meant that they were subjected to dangerous levels of asbestos exposure. This led to high rates of mesothelioma and asbestosis appearance in former asbestos plant workers.
Relevant Job Titles
asbestos floor supervisor
assembly line worker
carder of asbestos yarn
weaver of asbestos textiles
spinner of asbestos cloths
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We also represent the close relatives of asbestos products manufacturers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.
Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Asbestos Products Manufacturers
The likelihood of asbestos product manufacturers to develop a life-threatening disease is tremendous, as they would handle raw asbestos on a regular basis, which would cause toxic fibers to become airborne. After asbestos fibers enter the body by inhalation or ingestion, they gradually produce inflammation and tissue scarring to the organ they reach which, in turn, may give way to a serious disease. Thereby, asbestos products manufacturers can experience symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath if they come to suffer from a respiratory disease caused by asbestos exposure.
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Asbestos Products Asbestos Products Manufacturers May Have Been Exposed To
The occupations which fall under this category entail the highest risk of exposure, as workers would routinely handle raw asbestos. Despite the fact that the toxic nature of asbestos had been supported by numerous medical studies ever since the 1930s, asbestos products manufacturers were not required to wear protective clothing. The air in processing plants contained tremendous levels of asbestos and laborers would inhale carcinogenic fibers every day. Separating bundles of asbestos and spinning slivers into yarn were only two of the numerous processes which would release dangerous fibers into the air. To aggravate the situation, the majority of buildings were also poorly ventilated.
How Can We Help Asbestos Products Manufacturers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?
Many of the people that handled raw asbestos on a constant basis had fallen ill to diseases related to this toxic mineral. What makes matters worse is the prolonged incubation of illnesses like mesothelioma and asbestosis as their symptoms show up after 30 or 40 years after the initial exposure.
Contact us in order to get screened for the presence of asbestos fibers. We will also gather the information needed for filing claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible for endangering your life during your professional career.
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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible