Loom fixers and asbestos
Loom fixers were in direct contact with asbestos while performing their jobs.
They handled asbestos textile before and after processing, thus creating the potential for asbestos exposure from loose asbestos fibers that separate during weaving and become airborne. Loom fixers would breathe these particles in.
They also were exposed indirectly to the asbestos dust embedded in looms.
Typically, loom fixers set up, adjust, and repair looms to weave cloth.
They also inspect loom or woven cloth to determine adjustments or repairs needed.
Repair involves replacing defective parts, such as harness straps and shuttles, and adjusting tension and timing of parts, using handtools.
All of these activities placed loom fixers at risk of inhaling asbestos dust and fibers.
Many loom fixers have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
People diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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