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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The companies that exposed power plant workers to asbestos during the last century are the following:
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in power plant workers
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Asbestos products handled by power plant workers
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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