Submariner develops lung disease from years of breathing asbestos dust
He has now dedicated himself to writing about his experience for a submariners’ association newsletter to let his fellow former employees know about the dangers of asbestos.
The man, who is just 62, served on submarines for two decades before completing his career working at a shipyard in fleet support.
He was an engineer aboard submarines and sometimes did repairs that entailed cutting into pipes insulated with asbestos.
He also prepared asbestos insulation using asbestos powder and water.
At the time, there were no warnings and no awareness of the potential dangers for submariners.
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