Plumbers & Cancer: Work with asbestos insulation around pipes may cause mesothelioma
Plumbers with cancer may get a free lawsuit review via the form on this page.In recent news about asbestos, the heartbroken wife of a plumber who died of mesothelioma cancer more than three years after being given just weeks to live has described her husband as “one in a million”.
The plumber, 54, was diagnosed with the asbestos cancer in 2006 but defied doctors by bravely battling the disease for more than three-and-a-half years.
The plumber and heating engineer worked for a further two years after being diagnosed with cancer, but finally succumbed to the illness in November.
The plumber was reportedly a father of five and grandfather of 13. He lived with his wife at their home in Connecticut. Today his wife and family said that he would never be forgotten.
The couple, who met as teenagers while in high school got together not long after they left school and married in 1980.
The widespread use of asbestos in America in the 1960s, 70s and early '80s, particularly in building and construction, meant that plumbers and other workers involved in asbestos removal, renovation or maintenance work that disturbs existing asbestos would remain at risk.
Asbestos was often included in the pipe sleeves and spray coverings that many used to insulate their piping.
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