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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

As a millwright, you had to perform the majority of your work in construction-related jobs and as a result, you were exposed to dangerous quantities of asbestos for an extended period of time. The machines that required the millwright's attention were using asbestos-containing insulation in order to prevent heat damage. While working on these types of machinery, millwrights would frequently have to cut and fit asbestos coated metal and gaskets for the job the be complete.

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During the process of cutting and grinding these parts, the millwright was in danger of inhaling the asbestos fibers released into the atmosphere.

The job also required the millwright to dismantle the outdated equipment and machines that were beyond repair. This involved removing the asbestos-containing insulation and taking apart the machine entirely. By doing so, the asbestos particles got disturbed posing a danger for the worker.

The risk for these people to develop an asbestos-related disease was extremely high. The extended latency period of illnesses like mesothelioma or asbestosis means that the worker starts showing symptoms when his or her body is already weakened by age.

Relevant Job Titles

  • millwright
  • crane millwright
  • crane technician
  • industrial mechanic
  • industrial mechanical craftsman
  • master millwright
  • millwright helper

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Millwrights

The construction sites where millwrights would perform their job were extremely dangerous environments, as the air was polluted with large amounts of asbestos fibers. Accordingly, millwrights were unavoidably exposed to the carcinogenic mineral, which now places them among the highest-risk occupational groups for developing asbestos diseases. It is worthy of note that diseases that occur as a result of asbestos exposure take between 20 to 50 years to develop.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Cancer Bronchial Cancer Laryngeal Cancer Pleurisy Esophageal Cancer Lung Nodules Tuberculosis COPD

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How Can We Help Millwrights Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

You can get examined in the shortest time possible if you contact us, in order to know your diagnosis and get treated sooner.

We will file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible for exposing you to asbestos while working as a millwright and you will get the reparations necessary for covering the treatment costs.

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