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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

As a boiler maker you had to work in factories where assembling these machines was required on your part. This environment quickly became toxic when asbestos was introduced as a preferred insulation for boilers and their parts.

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In this line of work you had to frequently use a hammer in order to file the rough areas of these products, a process that made the asbestos fibers spread into the atmosphere. Applying insulation materials posed another threat for the lives of these workers as asbestos was heavily used at that time for its fire-resistant characteristics.

Another risk of asbestos exposure came from using rope made from a mixture containing this poisonous mineral as gasket for the boiler’s door. This entailed cutting up the rope and exposing the asbestos fibers, raising exponentially the risk of the worker inhaling them.

People that worked for an extended period of time as boiler makers find out in their later years that the exposure to asbestos fibers led to the degradation of their health. Because of their long incubation period, diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis are usually diagnosed after 30 or even 40 years, when the probability of finding a cure is extremely low.

Relevant Job Titles

  • boiler maker helper
  • boiler maker supervisor
  • boiler and pressure vessel inspector
  • boiler mechanic
  • boiler technician
  • bolt up fitter

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in boiler makers

Having been exposed to asbestos repeatedly, the plant workers and their families have a high risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. These illnesses consist not only of pulmonary affections but also of different types of cancers, all of which can result in fatal resolutions.

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How can we help boiler makers that were exposed to asbestos?

Boiler makers, as most of the people working around these machines, were subjected to a constant exposure to asbestos and its poisonous fibers. This led to an increased risk of developing a life-threatening illness related to this mineral like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. Due to the delayed appearance of their symptoms, diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis require an early screening. You can contact us if you think you were exposed in your line of work to asbestos in order to get screened in the shortest time possible.

If your life has been put in danger due to the asbestos found at your workplace, you are entitled to seek reparations. Our team of lawyers is here to gather all the information needed in order to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible.

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