Shipyards carpenter: 'They never warned us about the asbestos dust.'
Did exposure to asbestos during work as a shipyards carpenter lead to mesothelioma or lung cancer?
In recent news, a carpenter died as a result of working on building sites and in shipyards.
According to a local news report, the Brooklyn, New York-based man had regularly been exposed to asbestos, which led to being diagnosed with lung cancer caused by inhaling the deadly asbestos fibers and dust.
According to his family, the 82-year-old shipyards carpenter said he was never told to wear protective clothing or to take any precautions whatsoever in handling asbestos-containing materials.
His son told a local Brooklyn paper that, his father, "Came into contact with asbestos as all ships have substantial amounts of it within them."
Shipyards are now a well-known sources of asbestos exposure for workers in America.
Thousands of shipyards carpenters have contracted asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other cancers.
Thousands of navy ships were constructed in the World War II ship building effort in the 1940s.
Asbestos was used extensively on those ships, including on steam pipes, boilers, turbines and other high temperature applications.
Asbestos products used include: pipe coverings, cement, block insulation, gaskets, pumps, valves, refractory materials and many others.
Asbestos continued to be used in the shipyards after World War II and well into the 1970s.
How we can help shipyards carpenters and other workers with asbestos-related cancer
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