Our firm helps operating engineers gain financial compensation for asbestos injuries.
Operating Engineers and Asbestos Exposure
Operating engineers operate and maintain various construction machines, such as bulldozers, cranes, and tractors that dig, scrape and move earth and hoist building materials.
Unfortunately, many parts in heavy equipment have contained asbestos, including brake pads and linings, and gaskets in high friction areas that build up heat or static electricity that could cause a spark. Bulldozer, backhoe, and road grader operators also face asbestos exposure when machinery is used at an old construction site to demolish a building or even when just working with dirt that formerly had a building situated on it. In such a circumstance there is a risk of disturbing asbestos-containing material.
Additionally, road grader operators are at risk from asbestos dust that is mixed with the gravel in the road.
Many operating engineers 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, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country. Men and women 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.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.