Machinists & Mesothelioma

Asbestos Exposure Risks on the Job

Asbestos exposure ranks as one of the more dangerous liabilities of the machinist’s trade. Machinists work for hours on end using large machining centers, power lathes, and milling machines to fabricate, trim or finish metal parts for other companies.

This work requires protection from extreme heat situations, electrical discharges, cuts and abrasions that can occur during the machining process. In the past, asbestos was the answer since it’s heat resistant. However, exposure to asbestos can lead to diseases, such as mesothelioma.

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Asbestos Exposure in the Manufacturing Industry

Asbestos has been used in the manufacturing industry as a heat-shielding agent. It surrounded machining centers to protect stray workers in the vicinity. It was used in the construction of rooms and labs where machinists worked–in ceiling, wall and floor tiles as a heat-dampening and fire-prevention agent. And, it was used in protective gear, such as aprons and gloves, worn by machinists to protect themselves from electrical shocks, cuts and abrasions.

When protective gear was damaged in the machining process, or when floor, wall and ceiling tiles were removed or replaced, the asbestos dust hung in the air for all workers in the vicinity to breathe in or to take home on their clothing for other friends or family members to inhale.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuits for Machinists

When manufacturing became the backbone of America during the Industrial Revolution, hundreds of thousands of machinist jobs became available. Given the lengthy amount of time it can take for asbestos-related diseases – such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer – to manifest, it is not surprising that many individuals are only now being diagnosed.

If you believe you or a loved one is experiencing mesothelioma symptoms as a result of asbestos exposure and would like to talk to a mesothelioma lawyer about a potential case, contact us today by filling out the form below.

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Reviewed by:John Simmons

Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy

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John Simmons is a founder and Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy. After serving in the U.S. Army, he went on to earn his Doctor of Law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has helped recover some of the biggest verdicts and settlements in asbestos litigation history and is rated as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.