The laborers risked exposure to asbestos when they were loading and unloading products containing asbestos or removing the debris produced by deteriorating asbestos materials. In a construction environment or factories, huge amounts of asbestos dust gather and particles are released into the air being continuously inhaled by laborers and the rest of the construction crew and factory workers.
The families of these workers were not safe from being exposed to asbestos as fibers attached to the laborers’ working clothes and bodies, were brought home.
From the prolonged inhalation of these asbestos fibers, laborers and their families risked developing fatal diseases like asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma or other serious respiratory conditions.
In the military, laborers were responsible for building various structures, such as barracks and hospitals. Since they would often handle construction products that contained asbestos, former military laborers are now at high risk of developing a serious disease, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, as a result of exposure. They were present in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Forces, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.
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The companies that exposed laborers to asbestos during the last century are the following:
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in laborers
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Construction, yard, and refinery laborers are at significant risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis as well. Although people who work directly with asbestos are more prone to becoming ill as a result of exposure, the job of laborers was to load and unload products such as wallboards, ceiling tiles, and mortar. During these operations, friction occurred and asbestos-containing dust would be released into the air. Not only were laborers endangered by asbestos exposure, but their families as well, since they would often carry the dust home on their clothes.
How can we help laborers who were exposed to asbestos?
Contact us if you think you were exposed during the time you worked as a laborer and we will make sure you will get examined in order to be diagnosed and receive the treatment needed to restore your health.
If you seek the compensation you deserve for being put in a dangerous environment without your knowledge, we will gather the necessary information and file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible for affecting your quality of life. Moreover, if you were exposed to asbestos as a laborer in the U.S. Military, we will also file a claim with the VA so that you will recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
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