Construction Workers and Asbestos Exposure

Injuries resulting from construction work are common and many injuries among construction workers are caused by exposure to hazardous materials. One hazardous material, asbestos, has been used in construction products for years. Exposure to asbestos can lead to devastating diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Construction Occupations Most at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

  • Flooring installers
  • Roofers
  • Plumbers
  • Pipefitters
  • Insulators
  • Electricians
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Welders

Common Construction Products Containing Asbestos

Buildings constructed between 1920 and 1980 are most likely to contain asbestos materials. Asbestos products commonly used in construction include:

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Insulation
  • Plaster
  • Stucco
  • Roofing shingles
  • Cement
  • Piping
  • And More

Mesothelioma Lawsuits for Construction Workers

Construction workers who built structures during the years when asbestos-containing materials were at their height are most at risk for mesothelioma. This is because of the long latency period associated with the disease; workers who had asbestos exposure 10, 20, or even 50 years ago are now experiencing mesothelioma symptoms.

If you or a loved one is experiencing mesothelioma symptoms as a result of asbestos exposure in the construction industry, you may be eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Please fill out the form below to speak with an asbestos attorney about a potential case.