Workers who wrapped insulation on pipes and boilers risk mesothelioma cancer.
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Our asbestos lawyers recently heard about a man who assisted workers that wrapped boilers, piping and cylinders with asbestos insulating material to prevent heat loss.
His family recalled that he mixed asbestos by pouring it out of bags into a big tub.
He poured water into the tub and mixed it up with his hands, leaning over the tub.
He would then scoop out the asbestos mix into a bucket and take it to where the insulators were working.
He also sliced up asbestos slabs with a handsaw and swept up asbestos waste into bags.
Tragically, his employer did not warn him to take any precautions against asbestos.
They didn't supply workers who wrapped the asbestos insulation with a mask or warn them that its fibers and dust were dangerous.
Throughout the 70s, he worked for an insulation company, stripping old asbestos from power stations.
Sadly, in 1999, he went to the doctor with chest pains. Scans revealed he had pleural plaques but they were considered "minor" and didn't affect his ability to work.
He was told he had a miniscule chance of developing lung cancer or mesothelioma.
Six years later he died after a short battle with mesothelioma, aged 57.
Many insulation workers who wrapped asbestos material on equipment have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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