Transit workers at risk for asbestos cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer
Transit workers with asbestos cancer: You have a right to file a claim for compensation.
In recent asbestos news, a transit worker who remembers being "covered" in asbestos dust during his work died of mesothelioma cancer as a result of exposure to the toxic material.
The man reportedly spent five years building and repairing Manhatan Tranist Authority train cars after leaving school in the 1960s.
According to court documents, he would create partitions for transit toilets that had been sprayed with asbestos.
In a statement signed before his death and read out in court, the transit worker recalled seeing asbestos dust in the air. He was not told to wear a mask.
The statement said that as part of his work, he used an air-powered drill which caused the asbestos dust to be blown into the air.
He said that he and fellow transit coworkers were not provided with any masks while doing this work. They were, he recalls, provided with overalls, but those work clothes would end up covered in asbestos dust.
Over the last few years his wife recalled that he told her about men he had worked with him and had contracted the same asbestos disease--mesothelioma--that he ultimately died from.
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