Monthly Archives: February 2011
In the Pacific Northwest, the railroad industry has been strong and active. Many national Railroads, such as the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads have had a long history in both Washington and Oregon. That history has included not only the motive of rail cars within Washington and Oregon, but, also the maintenance and repair of locomotives, as well as, rail cars, rail equipment and machinery.
Unfortunately, these activities have resulted in a great number of workers being exposed to the deadly asbestos fiber. Many of these workers have developed mesothelioma and other asbestos related cancers.
Rail workers who develop any asbestos related diseases, including mesothelioma should seek proper representation and obtain the justice they deserve.
I have written about the various shipyard locations in the State of Washington where many innocent workers were exposed to asbestos fibers. Too many of these hard working folks have developed mesothelioma or other asbestos-related cancers. In some cases, their family members were exposed to the fibers that they brought home in their clothing.
Mesothelioma and all asbestos-related cancers are deadly diseases that workers and their families should never have had to deal with.
For too long before shipyard exposure, manufacturers and asbestos companies knew of the dangers and disregarded these dangers. Profits over safety was all too often the case.
The asbestos containing products that shipyard workers handled or were exposed to includes, insulation, gaskets, gloves, coatings, ropes, fire protection materials, and cements. Their may be other products as well.
If you or a loved one have developed mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease, contact us.