Mesothelioma and workers in trades such as construction, maintenance and renovation
Over 2,000 workers have died from mesothelioma across the United States in the past year.
The one thing our Asbestos lawyers hear time and again from older workers is that they were never told about the risks of working with asbestos.
If tradespeople such as carpenters, construction workers, mechanics, and those who work on boilers and old pipes are not sure whether there is asbestos present where they are working they should stop and check, industry experts tell our attorneys.
“We cannot allow asbestos exposure to claim another generation of trades-workers,” one recently said.
In April 2009, CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) analyzed annual multiple-cause-of-death records for 1999--2005, the most recent years for which complete data are available.
For those years, a total of 18,068 deaths of persons with malignant mesothelioma were reported, increasing from 2,482 deaths in 1999 to 2,704 in 2005.
That governmental agency warned that maintenance, renovation, or demolition activities that might disturb asbestos should be performed with precautions that sufficiently prevent exposures for workers and the public.
How we can help workers with mesothelioma cancer
Many companies manufactured asbestos-containing products without any regard for the public. If you’d like to hold them accountable for the harm they have caused you or a loved one, please complete the form on this page for a free legal review.
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