Asbestos in incineration plant caused man's lung cancer
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A recent newspaper article detailed the story of a former incinerator plant worker whose asbestos exposure caused him to develop lung cancer.
According to the news story, tiny asbestos fibers have transformed this tenacious and hard-working man into someone who has difficulty doing even the most simple tasks.
The 70-year-old man is now fighting to receive asbestos compensation for his exposure at his former job in an incineration plant.
He worked there but retired two years ago when his health deteriorated and he was first diagnosed with lung cancer.
According to the former incinerator worker, there was asbestos both in the building and within the garbage he worked with.
He recalls that in the 1970s there was growing fear about asbestos, so the incinerator plant received a lot of it to be burned.
It was dumped into a pit and crushed and then put into a furnace.
He remembers that when workers were in the area, they would lie down on their backs to do the cleaning and would have dust falling in their faces.
Many former incinerator plant workers are now contending with lung cancer and mesothelioma from their asbestos exposure.
Sadly, their diagnosis usually comes at the very time they should be enjoying retirement.
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