Construction workers are often involved in the renovation and upgrading of buildings or industrial complexes. As a result, construction workers may be at a high risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral fiber linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that attacks the lining of the organs caused asbestos exposure.
There were a number of products manufactured and used in the construction industry that contained asbestos and exposed construction workers to the hazardous mineral. Examples of the construction products that contained asbestos were:
- Roofing felts,
- Concrete pipe and sheet material,
- Architectural panels and plenums,
- Joint and taping compounds,
- Heating system insulation,
- Floor tile,
- Electrical wire and cable,
- Paints and
- Plumbing fixtures.
As a result of the asbestos containing materials, construction workers had numerous opportunities for exposure to asbestos. Asbestos exposure to construction workers could occure during the manufacturing of materials and equipment, transportation, and installation. Today, construction workers may be exposed during the renovation, abatement and demolition of existing structures. There remains the potential for “in-place” asbestos exposure for construction workers.
The Throneberry Law Group helps construction workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related lung cancer. We offer a free consultation at 888-506-1131 to answer your questions, and it costs nothing up front for us to represent you in the lawsuit — we collect no fees unless we recover compensation.