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Civilian contractors are at risk of asbestos exposure due to the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older buildings and structures. During renovations, demolitions, or repairs, contractors may encounter asbestos in insulation, roofing materials, floor tiles, pipe insulation, and more. Improper handling or disturbance of these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air, which, when inhaled, pose a significant health hazard. It is crucial for contractors to be aware of the potential risks, follow safety guidelines, and ensure proper asbestos removal and disposal to protect their health and the well-being of others.
Civilian Contractors that worked with and on Military bases, roadways, airstrips, buildings, and housing are at risk for developing malignant Mesothelioma. Private contractors worked around the same asbestos products as military servicemen. If you worked on military bases as a Civilian Contractor, you are seven times more likely to develop an asbestos-related disease in your life than the general population.
Civilian Contractors are eligible to receive financial compensation from negligent asbestos companies and manufacturers.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used heavily on military buildings, shipyards and construction and demolition sites.
Thousand of Civil Contractors worked with U. S. Military on ships and military bases with the peak asbestos exposure years from 1940-1980.
Civilian Contractors exposed to asbestos are at risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The latency period for asbestos cancer can be 10-50 years after your initial exposure.
1 out of 3 veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
1. Insulation: Civilian contractors may encounter asbestos insulation in buildings and pipes, risking exposure to asbestos fibers when handling or removing it during renovation or repair work.
2. Roofing Materials: Asbestos-containing roofing materials, such as shingles or tiles, can expose contractors to asbestos fibers if they are disturbed or damaged during installation or removal.
3. Floor Tiles: Older floor tiles made with asbestos can release harmful fibers when broken or removed, putting contractors at risk of asbestos exposure during renovation projects.
4. Pipe Insulation: Asbestos insulation used in pipes can pose a hazard to contractors during maintenance or repair work, as disturbing or removing it can release asbestos fibers into the air.
5. Textured Coatings: Contractors working with textured coatings, such as popcorn ceilings, may come into contact with asbestos fibers if the coating contains asbestos and is disturbed during removal or repair.
6. Cement Board: Asbestos cement board, commonly used in construction, can expose contractors to asbestos fibers when drilled, cut, or handled improperly.
7. Joint Compound: Contractors working with joint compound, often used in drywall installation, may encounter asbestos fibers if the compound contains asbestos and is sanded or disturbed without proper precautions.
8. Duct Insulation: Asbestos-containing insulation used in ductwork can release fibers during maintenance or repair, potentially exposing contractors to asbestos if not handled safely.
9. Fireproofing Materials: Contractors working with fireproofing materials containing asbestos, such as sprayed-on coatings, may face asbestos exposure risks during installation, repair, or removal.
10. Adhesive Products: Asbestos-containing adhesives used in flooring or tile installation can release fibers when disturbed, potentially exposing contractors to asbestos during removal or repair work.
11. Electrical Wiring: Older electrical wiring may have insulation containing asbestos, and contractors who handle or remove such wiring without proper precautions can be exposed to asbestos fibers.
12. Ceiling Tiles: Asbestos-containing ceiling tiles can release harmful fibers when damaged, disturbed, or removed, posing a risk of asbestos exposure to contractors during renovation or repair projects.
13. Caulking Products: Contractors working with caulking materials containing asbestos may be at risk of exposure if the caulk is disturbed, deteriorated, or removed without proper safety measures.
14. Gaskets: Contractors involved in equipment maintenance or repair work may come into contact with asbestos-containing gaskets, which can release fibers when removed or replaced, potentially leading to asbestos exposure.
15. Insulating Board: Asbestos insulating boards used in construction can pose a risk to contractors if the boards are damaged or disturbed, releasing asbestos fibers into the air.
16. Fire Doors: Contractors handling or working with fire doors containing asbestos components, such as core materials or gaskets, may be exposed to asbestos fibers during installation, repair, or removal.
17. Stucco: Stucco containing asbestos can release fibers when damaged or removed, putting contractors at risk of asbestos exposure if they inhale the airborne fibers.
18. Expansion Joints: Contractors working with expansion joints containing asbestos, often found in building structures, may be exposed to asbestos fibers during installation, repair, or removal activities.
19. Spray-on Insulation: Contractors applying or removing spray-on insulation containing asbestos may face exposure risks, as the material can release asbestos fibers into the air if disturbed or deteriorated.
20. Siding Materials: Certain siding materials, such as cementitious asbestos siding, can pose a risk to contractors if damaged or removed.
Civilian Contractors most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, welders, and civilian contractors.
1. Insulators: Civilian contractors who install or remove asbestos insulation face the risk of asbestos exposure due to the handling and disturbance of asbestos-containing materials.
2. Roofers: Contractors working on roofs with asbestos-containing materials can be exposed to asbestos fibers when cutting, repairing, or replacing the roofing materials.
3. Flooring Installers: Contractors installing or removing asbestos-containing floor tiles may inhale asbestos fibers if the tiles are disturbed, damaged, or improperly handled.
4. Plumbers: Plumbers working with asbestos-containing pipes, insulation, or gaskets are at risk of asbestos exposure during installation, maintenance, or repair work.
5. Electricians: Electricians dealing with older electrical systems or equipment that contain asbestos insulation or components may encounter asbestos fibers during installation, repair, or replacement.
6. Drywall Installers: Contractors installing or removing drywall with asbestos-containing joint compound can release asbestos fibers into the air if the compound is sanded or disturbed.
7. HVAC Technicians: HVAC technicians working on systems with asbestos-containing insulation or components may be exposed to asbestos fibers during maintenance, repair, or replacement.
8. Painters: Painters working in older buildings may encounter asbestos-containing materials, such as textured coatings or fireproofing, which can release asbestos fibers when disturbed or damaged.
9. Demolition Workers: Contractors involved in demolishing structures that contain asbestos materials can face significant asbestos exposure risks due to the release of asbestos fibers during demolition activities.
10. Insulation Installers: Contractors installing or removing asbestos insulation in walls, attics, or HVAC systems may be exposed to asbestos fibers if the insulation is disturbed or damaged.
11. Pipefitters: Pipefitters working with asbestos-containing pipes, insulation, or gaskets face the risk of asbestos exposure during installation, maintenance, or repair of plumbing systems.
12. Welders: Welders working in environments with asbestos-containing materials, such as insulation or fireproofing, may be exposed to asbestos fibers when welding or cutting these materials.
13. Construction Workers: General construction workers can encounter various asbestos-containing materials during renovation or repair projects, increasing the risk of asbestos exposure.
14. Masons: Masons handling or cutting asbestos-containing cementitious products, such as cement boards or stucco, may inhale asbestos fibers during installation or removal.
15. Carpenters: Carpenters working in buildings with asbestos-containing materials, such as insulation or siding, are at risk of asbestos exposure when handling or cutting these materials.
16. Maintenance Technicians: Maintenance technicians working in older buildings or facilities may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials during repairs or maintenance, potentially leading to asbestos exposure.
17. Firefighters: Firefighters can be exposed to asbestos fibers when responding to fires in buildings with asbestos-containing materials, leading to potential inhalation of airborne asbestos particles.
18. Renovation Contractors: Contractors involved in building renovations can encounter asbestos-containing materials, such as insulation, flooring, or wall systems, which can release asbestos fibers during removal or disturbance.
19. Environmental Remediation Workers: Workers involved in asbestos abatement and removal projects face direct exposure to asbestos fibers while handling and removing asbestos-containing materials.
20. Restoration Specialists: Specialists restoring historical buildings or structures may encounter asbestos-containing materials during restoration work, increasing the risk of asbestos exposure if proper precautions are not taken.
The cause of Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos materials and products. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, stomach (abdomen), and the heart sac. When a person breathes, inhales or ingests microscopic asbestos fibers they can stay dormant in the body for 10-50 years before manifesting cancer symptoms.
Who is Most Likely to Get Mesothelioma?
The average age of a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69 years old. People most likely to get diagnosed with Mesothelioma have worked around asbestos did the laundry for a worker would have been exposed. About 3,500 people will be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma each year in the U. S., and more than 15,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease (asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis).
Malignant Mesothelioma primarily occurs in patients between the ages of 55-75.
The Navy’s Surgeon General described in his 1929 annual report, “Hazards of Asbestosis” that the cause of asbestosis is extended asbestos exposure to military veterans yet the Navy continued its use of toxic asbestos for 40 more years.
U. S. Courts are now holding asbestos companies and distributors that exposed veterans to deadly asbestos dust and fibers accountable by awarding Mesothelioma victims large settlements for their pain and suffering.
Statutes of Limitations is the time a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit.
The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.
The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure.
An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.
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List of Duties - Army Asbestos Exposure
Assembling: Joining asbestos-containing parts or components together.
Binding: Securing materials with asbestos-containing adhesives or binders.
Buffing: Polishing surfaces that may contain asbestos.
Changing: Replacing or modifying asbestos-containing equipment or materials.
Chipping: Breaking apart materials that contain asbestos.
Cleaning: Removing dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.
Coating: Applying asbestos-containing substances to surfaces.
Covering: Concealing areas with asbestos-containing materials.
Crushing: Breaking down asbestos-containing substances into smaller pieces.
Cutting: Trimming or dividing asbestos-containing materials.
Demonstrating: Showcasing the use of asbestos-containing products or equipment.
Designing: Creating plans or blueprints that involve asbestos-containing materials.
Developing: Formulating asbestos-related projects or innovations.
Digging: Excavating areas where asbestos materials may be present.
Dismantling: Taking apart structures or equipment that contain asbestos.
Drilling: Creating holes in asbestos-containing materials.
Examining: Inspecting or assessing asbestos-containing products or areas.
Filling: Putting asbestos-containing substances into containers or spaces.
Fitting: Installing asbestos-containing components or parts.
Fixing: Repairing or adjusting asbestos-containing items.
Folding: Bending or creasing asbestos-containing materials.
Measuring: Determining dimensions of asbestos-containing substances.
Mixing: Blending asbestos-containing compounds or mixtures.
Modifying: Altering asbestos-containing products or systems.
Mounting: Attaching asbestos-containing items to surfaces.
Moving: Handling or transporting asbestos-containing materials.
Observing: Monitoring areas or objects that contain asbestos.
Operating: Using machinery or equipment that contains asbestos.
Overhauling: Conducting extensive repairs or maintenance on asbestos-containing systems.
Packaging: Putting asbestos-containing items into containers or packages.
Grinding: Reducing asbestos-containing materials to smaller particles through grinding or sanding.
Helping: Assisting in tasks involving asbestos-containing materials.
Inserting: Putting asbestos-containing substances into openings or spaces.
Inspecting: Checking the condition of asbestos-containing materials or equipment.
Instructing: Providing guidance or teaching about asbestos-related procedures or practices.
Investigating: Examining asbestos-related incidents or issues.
Laboring: Performing general tasks in areas with asbestos-containing materials.
Lining: Applying asbestos-containing linings to surfaces or structures.
Loading: Placing asbestos-containing materials onto vehicles or containers.
Painting: Applying paint that may contain asbestos.
Piling: Stacking or arranging asbestos-containing items.
Pouring: Transferring asbestos-containing substances from one container to another.
Prepping: Getting asbestos-containing materials ready for use or disposal.
Pressing: Applying pressure to asbestos-containing materials.
Processing: Handling or treating asbestos-containing substances.
Pumping: Transferring asbestos-containing fluids or substances.
Removing: Taking out asbestos-containing materials or components.
Repairing: Fixing or restoring asbestos-containing items.
Replacing: Swapping out asbestos-containing parts or products.
Sealing: Closing or securing areas with asbestos-containing materials.
Servicing: Maintaining or repairing asbestos-containing equipment or systems.
Setting: Placing asbestos-containing objects into position.
Sorting: Organizing or categorizing asbestos-containing materials.
Spinning: Rotating or turning asbestos-containing objects.
Spraying: Applying asbestos-containing substances in a mist or aerosol form.
Stacking: Piling or arranging asbestos-containing items.
Stamping: Impress or mark asbestos-containing materials.
Stripping: Removing or peeling away layers that contain asbestos.
Supervising: Monitoring or overseeing tasks involving asbestos-containing materials.
Testing: Assessing or analyzing asbestos-containing substances or samples.
Training: Providing instruction or education on asbestos-related topics.
Trimming: Cutting or removing excess portions of asbestos-containing materials.
Troubleshooting: Identifying and resolving issues related to asbestos-containing systems.
Twisting: Turning or rotating asbestos-containing objects.
Unloading: Removing asbestos-containing materials from vehicles or containers.
Washing: Cleaning asbestos-contaminated surfaces or equipment.
Weighing: Determining the weight of asbestos-containing substances.
Welding: Joining asbestos-containing metals or materials using heat.
Winding: Coiling or wrapping asbestos-containing materials.
Wiring: Installing or manipulating electrical systems that contain asbestos components.
Working: Engaging in tasks or activities involving asbestos-containing materials.
Wrapping: Enclosing objects or surfaces with asbestos-containing materials.
Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for asbestos compensation.
Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.
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