Asbestos was Used to Make Locomotives in Railways Plants. Workers on the
Site Are at Risk for Lung Disease
A recent asbestos lawsuit involved a
former railways clerk who died from lung
disease after being exposed to asbestos in a factory more than 50 years ago.
The man was 70 when he died in March last year after being diagnosed with the
As a young man, he had a job as clerk in the accounts office of a plant that
produced train cars and engines.
His wife is now appealing for other former workers at the plant to come forward with
evidence of the use of asbestos at the site in the 1950s.
The man, along with other members of staff from the accounts offices,
regularly walked through the workshops, and other areas where asbestos was used, to give out pay packets and
Industrial disease specialists now report that those who worked at such
plants, where steam locomotives were being serviced and repaired, were at risk
The locomotives were dismantled and rebuilt and asbestos blankets, asbestos
rope and asbestos cement were removed
and replaced on locomotive boilers and other parts of the locomotives.
Many people 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
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
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