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.
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The job also required the millwright to dismantle the outdated equipment and machines that were beyond repair.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
industrial mechanical craftsman
Asbestos secondary exposure?
People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in millwrights
If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.
If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.
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Asbestos products handled by millwrights
Installing and repairing heavy machinery would have implied a great risk of asbestos exposure for millwrights. Boilers, turbines, generators, and gaskets laden with asbestos insulation were handled by millwrights on a regular basis. They had to cut these devices with soldering guns, welding machines or cutting torches in order to properly assemble them, which would release plenty of asbestos dust into the air. When disassembling or repairing boilers, old and brittle insulation was removed, which would also expose millwrights to high levels of airborne asbestos.
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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