Metalworking Asbestos Exposure
Industrial companies flourished throughout the first half of the 20th-century. The military was in need of ships and equipment, and people were building houses all over the country. Unfortunately, many of the workers who stepped up to help push the nation forward in these industries were exposed to asbestos, a hazardous substance, the dangers of which were not adequately known or advised at the time.
If you or your loved one was exposed to asbestos while employed as a metalworker and are now suffering from one of the many devastating diseases associated with exposure, fill out the contact form for the Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help Center to learn more about your legal rights.
Dangers of the Metalworking Industry
There is a reason that asbestos was used in the metalworking industry. One of the many advantages of the fibrous substance is that it is highly resistant to heat. Metalworking requires the use of extreme heat to allow for melting or rendering metals malleable. It was particularly useful in industries that manufactured or processed steel and aluminum, which were particularly sought after immediately before and after World War II.
Metalworking is commonly associated with asbestos exposure, however many people have also been exposed in the military, while shipbuilding or dismantling, and on construction sites, and are now suffering as a result of this decades-old exposure.
As disheartening as this situation may be, it is important to understand that compensation is available for victims of asbestos exposure in the metalworking industry. To learn more about your legal rights, complete the Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help Center the contact form on the top of the page.