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Posts tagged "construction industry"

Beating the odds with mesothelioma

Asbestos and mesothelioma are probably two things that most people, if they are aware of it at all, think of it as a problem for 70-year-old naval yard workers from Mare Island or Long Beach. As with many calamities, one woman in Minnesota found out that unfortunately, the reach of...

Death by mesothelioma: "Nobody deserves this"

Many of the workers who have contracted asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma, were concentrated in industries like shipbuilding, pipefitting and electrical trades. There is sometimes an undercurrent in reporting or discussion of asbestos and mesothelioma that this is a problem from the past. Yes, during WWII and for the years afterward,...

Types of Workers Susceptible to Asbestos-Related Illness

While the danger of asbestos exposure in the workplace has decreased as its health risks have become public knowledge, many workers were exposed to the dangerous substance before safety regulations were established. As it can take decades for asbestos exposure to result in an asbestos-related disease, it is critical for...

$48 Million Jury Award for Man who Contracted Mesothelioma

A Los Angeles jury recently awarded $48 million to an 86-year-old man and his wife after determining multiple companies were liable for the man's mesothelioma. During his career, the man worked in the construction industry. Reportedly, he worked as a cement contractor and construction superintendent from 1947 until 1980, during...