Railroad workers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

Railroad workers were constantly exposed to the harm presented by asbestos exposure, especially the people performing repair and maintenance jobs on parts of the train that were insulated with asbestos-containing products. If these materials needed to be cut, sanded or drilled into, asbestos dust would have been created releasing microscopic particles of asbestos into the near environment.

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The inhalation of these particles leads to the development of diseases resulting in high fatality rates like mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer or serious respiratory conditions.

Relevant job titles

  • blacksmith
  • brakeman
  • car inspector
  • carman
  • hostler
  • railroad car repairman
  • railroad engineer
  • steam locomotive fireman
  • rail car loader
  • railroad brake, signal, and switch operators
  • railroad conductor
  • railroad yardmaster
  • rigger
  • track foreman
  • track laborer
  • railroad mechanic

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Asbestos-related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Companies that exposed railroad workers to asbestos

Boston, Massachusetts - Massachusetts

  • Old Colony Railroad
  • Penn Central Transportation Company

Cleveland, Ohio - Ohio

  • Erie Rail Road Company

Freeport, Texas - Texas

  • Missouri Pacific Railroad

Georgetown, Colorado - Colorado

  • Georgetown Railroad Company

Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana

  • Indiana Rail Road

New York City, New York - New York

  • Central Railroad Company

North Conway, New Hampshire - New Hampshire

  • North Conway Depot and Railroad Yard

Omaha, Nebraska - Nebraska

  • Union Pacific Railroad Company

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania

  • Reading Company
  • Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad
  • Railroad, Pennsylvania

Portland, Maine - Maine

  • Maine Central Railroad Company

Richmond, Virginia - Virginia

  • Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company
  • Seaboard Air Line Railroad
  • Norfolk Southern Railway

Saint Paul, Minnesota - Minnesota

  • Baltimore & Sparrows Point Railroad Co.

San Francisco, California - California

  • Southern Pacific Transportation Company
  • San Francisco and San Jose Railroad
  • Central Pacific Railroad
  • Atlantic and Pacific Railroad

Sparrows Point, Maryland - Maryland

  • Baltimore & Sparrows Point Railroad Co.

St. Louis, Missouri - Missouri

  • Wabash Railroad Company

Stanford, Kentucky - Kentucky

  • Stanford L&N Railroad
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Labor union members are also eligible

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