Oil Refinery Workers & Mesothelioma

Asbestos Exposure Risks at Refineries

Oil refineries process and refine crude oil into more useful products such as petroleum, nylon, gasoline, kerosene, plastics, tar, asphalt and more. Specific industries associated with employing oil refinery workers and petroleum engineers include:

  • Petroleum and coal manufacturing
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Pipeline transportation of natural gas or crude oil
  • Support activities for mining

Because the equipment these professionals commonly work on can contain asbestos, oil refinery workers are at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases.

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Common Oil Refinery Products with Asbestos

By sawing, cutting, sanding or working with asbestos products, toxic fibers can be released into the air and inhaled. Many products used by oil refinery workers contained asbestos. Some of those products include:

  • Asbestos paper
  • Millboard
  • Rollboard
  • Pipe coverings
  • Electrical products
  • Cement
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Mesothelioma Lawsuits for Oil Refinery Workers

Because mesothelioma has such a long latency period, oil refinery workers who worked in oil refineries before 1980 are most at risk for developing the disease. Workers who were exposed to asbestos 10, 20, even 50 years ago are just now beginning to experience mesothelioma symptoms.

If you or someone you love is experiencing asbestos-related disease symptoms and you’d like to talk to an experienced mesothelioma lawyer about a potential case, contact us today by filling out the form below.

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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.