Because of their exposure to asbestos on the job, boilermakers are one of the at-risk occupations for mesothelioma. Since boilermakers maintain, install, and repair boilers or other large vessels that hold either liquids or gasses, they have come in close contact with a number of asbestos-contaminated materials.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one worked as a boilermaker and was subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
A boilermaker is someone who maintains, installs, and repairs boilers or other large vessels that hold either liquids or gasses. The job of a boilermaker can be difficult and dangerous, sometimes involving hours spent in damp, cramped quarters, working with potentially hazardous acetylene torches and other tools. Many years after the first boilers were manufactured and installed in commercial buildings and residences, thousands have suffered from serious diseases, largely due to the fact that their working environment was contaminated with asbestos.
Companies that manufactured asbestos-containing boilers from approximately the 1920s until the 1970s include:
- Babcock & Wilcox
- Combustion Engineering
- Foster Wheeler
- Erie City
- Cleaver Brooks
Many of these companies also manufactured asbestos-containing gaskets, refractory lining materials and insulation for the boilers, all used to create an absolutely heat-resistant environment for the boiler but causing potential harm to the boilermaker.
It was rare for boilermakers to use any kind of protective equipment, as many employers failed to communicate to employees the dangers of asbestos exposure. The result is that thousands of boilermakers are now contending with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other conditions related to asbestos exposure. If you happen to be one of them, or if you have lost a loved one to asbestos cancer, you are entitled to pursue legal remedies that may result in financial compensation for health problems.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.