A family of a Nederland, Texas man is suing his employer, Chevron, claiming that asbestos exposure on the job led to his premature death. John Aycock III passed away on January 16, 2014 from lung cancer at age 65. His wife and two sons have filed the lawsuit, alleging that the company was negligent in exposing their husband and father to asbestos.
Asbestos in the workplace has affected many different types of workers across the nation. One of the places workers are at risk for coming into contact with the substance on the job is within oil refineries.
A whistleblower at Audie Murphy VA Hospital reported unsafe levels of asbestos exposure amongst maintenance workers in the medical center. The Veterans Administration has yet to admit to any wrongdoing, despite the Office of Special Counsel confirming most of the whistleblower's allegations.
We mentioned in Wednesday's post that many occupations have been and are at risk for asbestos exposure on the job. Have you worked in one of them? See how occupational asbestos exposure can affect you in our infographic above. Please feel free to download and share the infographic to share with others.
There are many workers in America at risk for asbestos exposure at work. Insulation, automobiles, even classroom floors can contain the substance. Do you ever wonder if you work or have worked in a trade at risk for exposure? Let's take a look at a few:
Since the Environmental Protection Agency declared asbestos to be a hazard to human health in the late 1970s, many people think that exposure to the substance is a thing of the past. That is simply not the case. Today, many workers are exposed to asbestos on the job when employers violate the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's rules and regulations regarding the handling of asbestos-containing materials.
Did you know that power plant workers are at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases due to exposure on the job? Power plant workers, including contractors, employees, and their families, are all likely to have come into contact with asbestos fibers.
Have you or someone you loved ever worked at a power plant? If so, your risk for developing an asbestos-related disease due to exposure on the job is high. Energy Future Holdings Corporation (EFH) employees should be aware that a deadline is approaching to file asbestos claims, whether they have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or not.
Filing a lawsuit against an asbestos company is not always an option. Around 60 asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy and set up trusts to help them deal with the number of individuals who have been affected by their products.