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Oil Rig & Refinery Workers

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

The workers in this line of business used to work under a constant threat from asbestos exposure as the working process implied the use of extreme heat. Due to these conditions asbestos insulation and asbestos made parts were used to prevent the danger of a fire starting on the working sites but brought in the lives of the workers the danger of breathing constantly in an asbestos-filled atmosphere.

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Being around the asbestos insulated machinery and their asbestos-containing parts, the people working in the oil rigs and refineries were always in the presence of friable asbestos, which means that its particles became airborne more easily during repairing and maintenance work. From sanding newly installed parts, removing worn-out ones and scrubbing the inside of the furnaces, inhalation of asbestos fibers happened on a frequent basis.

Relevant Job Titles

  • oil field worker
  • refinery lab technician
  • refinery laborer
  • refinery operator
  • rigger/assembler
  • dock operator
  • drilling worker
  • motor hand
  • oil distillation technician
  • rigwatch technician
  • scaffold helper
  • valve technician
  • well test operator

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Oil Rig & Refinery Workers

Because oil refineries require the use of extreme heat, proper insulation is mandatory to prevent fire. However, during the last century, the insulation oil refineries employed would contain large amounts of asbestos, which posed a great danger to the health of workers. Asbestos insulation is one of the most friable products, releasing toxic fibers in the air very easily. By inhaling and ingesting asbestos fibers on a regular basis, the chances of oil rig and refinery workers to develop a serious disease increased greatly. As a result, they have a high risk of being diagnosed with one of the diseases below today.

Lung cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Pleurisy Mesothelioma COPD Asbestosis Asthma Colorectal Cancer Lung Nodules Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How Can We Help Oil Rig & Refinery Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

If your quality of life has already been affected by asbestos exposure during your time spent on an oil rig or in an oil refinery, we will offer you all the legal assistance required for you to be compensated by the asbestos trust funds of the companies that risked your life.

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