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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Iron workers had direct exposure to asbestos products. Every day they would work with asbestos made slate boards as well as asbestos-containing insulation products. Whenever the insulated products had to be cut to meet size specifications, asbestos dust would form and become airborne. The ironworkers were in danger of inhaling its dangerous fibers easily.

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Metal beams were usually coated with asbestos-laden insulation in order to prevent the structure from igniting too easily in case of fire. If these beams needed inspection or maintenance, the insulation would get removed because of this process and then be reapplied. This also resulted in poisonous asbestos particles to be released into the environment, in which iron workers breathed.

Second hand exposure could have taken place when the iron worker would bring home asbestos dust on clothes, shoes and hair.

The people working in foundries that have been exposed to asbestos for long periods of time, may have developed serious and fatal diseases like mesothelioma, other forms of cancer or lung-related illnesses.

Relevant Job Titles

  • crane operator
  • flame cutter
  • smelters
  • assembler
  • rigger
  • rodbuster
  • saw operator
  • vessel fitter

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in iron 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 Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

The symptoms for these asbestos-related illnesses usually show up after a long period of latency when it is already too late for an effective treatment. Get in contact with us to get tested for the presence of asbestos fibers in your lungs.

In case you are diagnosed with one of the diseases mentioned above, let us do the work required in getting you compensated. We will submit the legal documents for filling claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that knowingly exposed you to this dangerous mineral.

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