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Paper Mill Workers

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

The paper mill workers were put in direct contact with the asbestos fibers, dangerously increasing the risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. The plants where these people worked used raw asbestos as an important ingredient for their products. One of the steps in the production of paper was the drying of the pulp. The workers had the pulp placed on drying machines that would spread around excess asbestos-containing material.

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When the dryer felts needed to be replaced, the new felts were cut by hand and fitted - another process that posed a major threat to the workers’ health.

Not only the people involved in the production were put in danger, but also the workers that had to repair and do maintenance work on the machinery. By cutting, sanding or removing parts of the machines, asbestos dust was produced and its particles spread around these factories.

Asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma or asbestosis were the result of the asbestos exposure these paper mill workers had to go through. The risk of developing these diseases was not limited to the workers but their families could easily inhale the poisonous fibers brought home on clothes and body.

Relevant Job Titles

  • paper mill laborer
  • paper mill worker
  • mill yard technician
  • paper folder
  • press operator
  • sorter
  • storeroom laborer

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Paper Mill Workers

As yet another occupational group that handled asbestos directly, without appropriate protective equipment, paper mill workers are now at great risk of receiving a dire or even life-threatening diagnosis. While asbestos fibers mostly affect the lungs, they can reach other organs in the body as well, such as the stomach or the kidneys, as they can easily travel through the bloodstream. If your job involved working in a paper mill before 1980 and you are now experiencing symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath, we advise you to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Lung cancer Asbestosis Laryngeal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis Bronchial Cancer COPD Mesothelioma Emphysema Esophageal Cancer Diffuse Pleural Thickening

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How Can We Help Paper Mill Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

Contact us in order to get examined and find out if you were affected by asbestos exposure while working in a paper mill.

If you or someone close to you, developed an asbestos-related illness, we are here to put our experience forward and file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible.

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