New asbestos claims confirm likely occupations that lead to mesothelioma
Asbestos-related mesothelioma occupations listed by Madison County, Ill. claimants.
December 2, 2008 – The St. Clair Record reported yesterday that a total of 13 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County, Ill., during the week of Nov. 17 through Nov. 21.
Plaintiffs diagnosed with mesothelioma, the most dangerous form of asbestos-related lung cancer, claim they contracted the disease through unsafe working conditions at former occupations.
The occupations listed by claimants – primarily in industrial and blue collar professions – are recognized by medical and legal authorities to have a high risk for exposure to asbestos.
Claimants initiating asbestos lawsuits listed their occupations as follows:
- Carpenter and millwright;
- Ammunition handler, research developer, and mail carrier;
- Assembly line worker, elevator operator, substitute teacher, truant officer from 1964 until 1992;
- Tool and dye maker, line supervisor, manufacturing engineer at various locations throughout Illinois and Massachusetts from 1947 until 1987;
- Farmer, laborer, waste water treatment, coaker and maintenance man from 1954 until 1994;
- Laborer, miner, fork lift driver, saw mill worker and flower salesman from 1964 until 1993;
- Secretary who also worked on major home renovation in 1971;
- Shade-tree mechanic from the late 1960s to the early 1970s;
- Gas station attendant, a machinist and a boiler operator and control room operator from 1946 until 1986;
- Print press operator from 1969 until 1989;
- Mechanics helper, engine man and mechanic from 1947 until 1991;
- Welder, mechanic, laborer and boilermaker from the 1950s through 1999.
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