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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Asbestos having been used in building materials for a long period of time, the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technicians risked their health every time they had to work around the installed equipment, as removing the insulation or building materials caused asbestos dust to be released in the environment. Not just installing the equipment put their lives in danger, but repairing them as well.

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Furnaces insulated with asbestos cement needed to be cleaned and parts wrapped in asbestos blankets required replacement. During this process, the particles of asbestos were disturbed becoming airborne.

In the military, HVAC mechanics served under the rating of heating and cooling mechanics, being in charge of maintaining and repairing the systems which were keeping their surroundings at a comfortable temperature. They were responsible for making sure every room at their base was functioning correctly and providing technical and mechanical services concerning heating, cooling, and other related systems. Heating and cooling mechanics would also install, operate and perform inspections, testing, troubleshooting, and repairs on malfunctioning systems, supervise and provide guidance to subordinates and perform maintenance and quality control functions to ensure compliance with the safety and environmental regulations. Asbestos exposure was heavy in HVAC mechanics who worked in the military, since pipes and ducts were insulated with asbestos and, inevitably, when they would perform maintenance and repair, the toxic mineral would be disturbed.

Relevant Job Titles

  • air conditioning mechanic
  • heat systems installer & repairman
  • installer refrigeration/HVAC equipment
  • HVAC installer
  • HVAC apprentice
  • HVAC control technician
  • HVAC helper
  • HVAC maintenance worker
  • HVAC technician
  • heating and cooling mechanics

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in HVAC Mechanics

HVAC mechanics would often encounter asbestos insulation on the job, one of the most dangerous materials in this respect. While performing maintenance and repair work, they would have to disturb the insulation on furnaces and other components, which led to the release of asbestos fibers in the air. By inhaling and ingesting asbestos fibers, the health of HVAC mechanics was put at risk, since asbestos fibers reside in the body forever, being able to cause severe inflammation and tissue scarring to the organ they attach themselves to.

Lung cancer Asbestosis COPD Mesothelioma Chronic Bronchitis Gastrointestinal Cancer Pleural Plaques Colorectal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How Can We Help HVAC Mechanics Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

As it is highly unlikely for the symptoms of asbestos-related illnesses to show up when it is easier for the victim to be treated, we urge you to contact us in order to receive a proper examination that will help you seek the right option of treatment.

If your health started declining due to the asbestos exposure you unknowingly were subjected to, we can make sure that you will receive the proper reparations by filing claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible.

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