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Chemical Plant Workers

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

The people working at chemical plants performed different activities surrounding the chemical manufacturing of products that were later used in a wide range of industries. Whether it meant distributing materials, dumping ingredients or operating machineries, the plant workers could have been subjected unknowingly to asbestos exposure.

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Because of its chemical-resistant properties, asbestos was heavily used in the chemical industry as a key ingredient for some of the products manufactured. As asbestos was prepared to be included in mixtures for molding compounds or insulation sprays, microscopic particles of this poisonous mineral were released into the environment where people would unknowingly inhale them.

The asbestos exposure would not come only from the manufacturing process but also from its use as insulation on heat producing machineries where it would quickly become friable or from the protective gear made from asbestos cloth.

The continuous exposure to asbestos for the people working at chemical plants would often result in life-threatening diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. When diagnosed, in later years, the treatment options are very limited.

Relevant Job Titles

  • ash puller
  • beamer
  • burner
  • chemical operator
  • chemical worker
  • chemist
  • compound mixer
  • dry cleaner
  • head operator
  • maintenance
  • nuclear inspector
  • operator of high temp machines
  • mixer
  • process operator
  • production worker
  • sandblaster
  • tester
  • weighmaster

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in chemical plant 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 power plant workers that were exposed to asbestos?

Working at a chemical plant posed many dangers for the people inside, one of the main ones being the asbestos use, as it led in many cases to fatal diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. The symptoms of these illnesses usually show up after a long period of incubation. Contact us to get tested for asbestos fibers in your lungs.

For being exposed to the poisonous mineral known as asbestos, you deserve to receive financial compensations from the companies responsible. We will make sure to obtain for you reparations by filing claims with the asbestos trust funds available.

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