Shipyard workers are some of those most at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, in their lifetime. Whether they were building and repairing ships, or working to load and unload them, these workers handled asbestos day after day on the job.
It is not uncommon for Navy veterans to be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime. Due to exposure to asbestos during their time of service, nearly one out of three mesothelioma victims is a veteran. Today many veterans, including Jimmie Farr, seek justice for those responsible for their conditions.
Employers in the United States are required by law to inform workers about the presence of asbestos and train them to properly handle asbestos-containing materials. Regardless, licensed and unlicensed individuals are exposed to the substance on the job, every day.
Before an auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska can be demolished, tons of asbestos must be removed from the structure. The Civic Auditorium, among others in the country, was constructed with asbestos-containing products and materials, including the boilers, pipes, and scaffolding.
Automobile mechanics are just one example of workers at risk for asbestos-related diseases due to exposure on the job.
Despite the known hazards, asbestos continues to be handled improperly all over the world. In countries like the United States and Canada, trained and untrained individuals disturb and dispose of materials containing the substance in dangerous and illegal ways, every day.
Next Monday is the last day that Energy Future Holdings Corporation employees, contractors, and their families can file an asbestos claim against the bankrupt company.
Recently, real estate renovators in Texas were cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to asbestos at a San Antonio worksite.
The so-called Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act is a bill created by and for the companies within the asbestos industry. The bill is financially backed by the makers of asbestos products that continue to destroy the lives of thousands of innocent individuals each year, and their lobbyists. The fact is that the FACT Act does everything to help the asbestos industry, and nothing to help victims of asbestos exposure.
The so-called FACT (Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency) Act, which continues to make its way through Congress, is a serious threat to the privacy and justice of asbestos exposure victims. While the bill is opposed by numerous veterans groups, it is both supported and funded by asbestos lobbyists.