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Asbestos Exposure and Boilermakers

Boilermakers face an increased risk of asbestos exposure on the job.


From power plants to ships to steel mills to schools, asbestos was once an integral component of large boilers and steam piping systems. Boilermakers and other workers who built and serviced the boilers were heavily exposed to the toxic fibers without knowing the dangers.

Decades later, thousands of those who worked around boilers eventually developed mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer. The manufacturers and many employers knew the dangers, but did nothing to warn or protect those workers.

The mesothelioma attorneys of The Gori Law Firm have handled claims for thousands of asbestos victims nationwide, including boilermakers and others exposed in civilian and military jobs. Contact us if a family member has been diagnosed with asbestos disease.

Answers And Accountability

Asbestos was both cheap and effective as fireproofing and insulation for the giant boilers used in naval and merchant ships, industrial plants and factories, and power-generation plants, as well as schools, hospitals, churches, apartment buildings, etc. It was used to encompass the boiler itself and was useful for insulating turbines, pipes, valves, gaskets and door seals. In other words, it was prevalent in every part of boiler rooms, engine rooms and the network of piping.

Boilermakers, pipefitters, insulators, machinists, mechanics, engineers and other workers experienced heavy or prolonged exposure to asbestos during construction, servicing and maintenance of boiler equipment. Major manufacturers of boilers and turbines have been held accountable, including Babcock & Wilcox, Combustion Engineering, Foster Wheeler, Kewanee, Riley Stoker, Cleaver Brooks, General Electric and Westinghouse.

Nationwide Representation For Boilermakers Who Have Developed Mesothelioma

The attorneys of The Gori Law Firm are knowledgeable about the industrial sites in each state and Navy vessels where boiler mechanics and other workers were known to have been exposed. We are committed to helping clients make the asbestos connection to obtain medical coverage and compensation for these devastating diseases.

Based in Madison County, Illinois, our boiler mechanic mesothelioma lawyers handle asbestos litigation throughout the United States. For a free case evaluation, please call our law offices directly or contact us online.

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