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As a power plant worker, you interacted on a daily basis with equipment that was made with asbestos materials and machinery insulated with products contaminated with this naturally occurring toxic mineral.
The most exposed people were the ones working in maintenance as they had to cut through asbestos-containing insulation to remove it or to apply new insulation to machinery producing heat. Also, gaskets needed to be ground as they were fitted. All these activities meant that the atmosphere was continuously contaminated with microscopic asbestos particles that could have been easily inhaled by everyone inside the plant.
For the workers of a power plant, asbestos exposure proved to be one of the highest risks they could have been subjected to at their workplace. Inhaling asbestos fibers for a prolonged period of time usually leads to developing life-threatening diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
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We also represent the close relatives of power plant workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.
Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Power Plant Workers
Interacting on a daily basis with dangerous asbestos products such as block insulation, cement and mastic, power plant workers would breathe in and swallow tremendous amounts of toxic fibers on the job, which now places this occupational group at high risk of developing a serious disease. Asbestos is classified as a known carcinogen by multiple national and international health agencies. Thereby, exposure to it may lead to terrible diseases. However, it is worthy of note that such diseases occur within 20 to 50 years of first exposure.
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Asbestos Products Power Plant Workers May Have Been Exposed To
The electric power industry employed large amounts of asbestos as well. From insulation to machinery, this toxic mineral was highly prevalent in power plants all across the U.S. until the late 1970s. Consequently, employees would be exposed to airborne asbestos fibers while repairing the equipment or by simply working near damaged products such as block and pipe insulation, plasters, mastic or cement. Additionally, power plant workers would also spray asbestos on various components, including boilers, pumps, and gaskets. Nuclear inspectors and power engineers are also at risk because they would spend a lot of time nearby workers who were handling asbestos directly.
How Can We Help Power Plant Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?
Diseases like mesothelioma or asbestosis are directly related to the inhalation of asbestos fibers by people being around materials or products contaminated with this poisonous mineral. Due to the prolonged incubation of asbestos-related illnesses (up to 30 or even 40 years) it is necessary to get tested as early as possible.
Contact us in order to get screened for the presence of asbestos fibers in your lungs. If your health was indeed affected by the asbestos exposure from your workplace, we will make sure to gather all the information necessary to file claims with the asbestos trust funds available, so you and your family receive the compensations that will cover the treatment costs.
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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible