DANGEROUS SHIPYARD OCCUPATIONS
Sandblasters risk mesothelioma when they work around asbestos
January 9, 2009 - Many professions are at an increased risk for asbestos exposure and the eventual development of mesothelioma. One of the most dangerous occupations is that of a sandblaster working at a shipyard.
Sandblasting is the process of smoothing, shaping and cleaning a hard surface, like the hull of a ship, by forcing solid particles across the surface at high speeds.
Sandblasters are at risk of developing mesothelioma when they blast metals containing asbestos. Sandblasting creates airborne dust from the basting medium and removed materials. The environment gets polluted and thus the process generates a potential risk to health, especially when asbestos is present.
In October 2007, a sandblaster sued 50 defendants in Jefferson County (Texas) District Court after he was diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases and won a reasonable compensation. He had provided the medical documents indicating he was exposed to asbestos while working as a sandblaster and painter for multiple construction companies from 1963 to 2001.
If you or a family member has done sandblasting work and suffered from asbestos-related health issues, a mesothelioma lawyer can help you.
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