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Boiler Workers

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

The risk of you coming in contact with the asbestos fibers was extremely high, commercial boilers customarily containing numerous forms of asbestos insulation. The boilers not only required the use of asbestos insulation, but also required that the insulation be applied at the home where the boiler was installed putting not only the boiler workers in danger of asbestos exposure, but those who lived in the house as well.

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The job often required the boiler workers to use a claw hammer or sledge hammer to work around the boiler to file rough areas or to simply turn it into rubble for easier removal. As boilers were covered with asbestos insulation, the process created a dangerous amount of asbestos dust and fibers to become airborne.

Even the act of cleaning or repairing a broken one would entail the release of dust and coming in direct contact with other asbestos products like using joint mixtures that needed sanding or tape for loose insulation.

The appearance of mesothelioma symptoms in these cases of extended asbestos exposure could have happened in 30 or 40 years from being initially exposed to it. Sadly, this means that the workers are often older and more vulnerable from a physical stand point when this illness manifests itself.

Relevant Job Titles

  • boiler mechanic
  • boiler operator
  • boiler plant operator
  • boiler repair
  • boiler supervisor
  • boiler technician
  • boiler tender
  • boiler tester
  • boiler washer
  • boilerman

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in boiler workers

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 Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

Because the diseases don’t show symptoms for a couple of years after the initial asbestos exposure, you can contact us and get screened for asbestos fibers as an early diagnosis will help with your prognosis and treatment.

If you have worked in the boiler industry and now have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, you are entitled to seek compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. We can help you get compensated by filing claims with the asbestos trust funds.

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