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Asbestos Disc Brakes

Damaged or worn asbestos containing disc brakes present tearing that leaves exposed asbestos fibers to be inhaled by the mechanics doing the maintenance work, as they first have to clean the worn-out parts and by doing that fibers can spread easily.

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PRODUCT USE

45 years
1985

For manufacturing this automotive product, a mixture of different raw materials was used to assure the integrity of its abrasive parts. In order to provide the resistance needed to sustain the heat produced by the friction process, asbestos was used heavily for this type of product.

By being subjected to heat over and over, the asbestos would become friable and be released during the cleaning stage of the disc brakes replacement. Most of the people that were subjected to the exposure used compressed air in order to remove the dust, making the environment quickly contaminated, instead of minimizing the risk of inhalation by using liquid brake cleaner. You could have been exposed if:

  • You have worked directly with disc brakes
  • Have found yourself in auto shops where brake replacement has occurred
  • You entered in contact with the clothes or the gear covered in the asbestos dust
  • You tried to perform maintenance work on your own car

Companies Liable for Manufacturing or Use of Asbestos Disc Brakes

How Can We Help Workers that Worked with or around Asbestos Disc Brakes

For encountering dangers like asbestos exposure during your professional years, you need to receive the reparations you rightfully deserve. We can submit all the required legal documents in order to file claims against the asbestos companies that endangered your life through the use of these contaminated disc brakes.

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