Boilermakers and asbestos exposure share an unfortunate relationship. Throughout the course of their careers, many were exposed to the toxic mineral and subsequently developed mesothelioma. This is because, for much of the 20th century, boiler manufacturing companies used asbestos in many products associated with the boilers they produced. Many boilermakers exposed to asbestos come into contact with the toxic mineral as a result their work, which often required them to remove and install asbestos gaskets, rope and insulation.

Products that Exposed Plumbers to Asbestos

Because Plumbers work in cramped spaces without protective gear, they likely inhaled asbestos particles as they cut asbestos paper, sawed, soldered, and joined pipes, or sanded down block insulation. Additionally, Plumbers exposed to asbestos were likely subjected to the toxic mineral by these materials:

  • Thermal Insulation
  • Boilers
  • Ducts
  • Tanks
  • Pipes
  • Welding rods
  • Pipe packing
  • Gaskets
  • Valves
  • Pipe block
  • Pumps

If you or someone you know worked as a Plumber and has developed mesothelioma, talk to one of our attorneys. Compensation may be available.



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When pursuing litigation, working with an attorney who has a reputation for results, compassionate representation, and responsive communication channels is a must. The lawyers at Shepard O’Donnell have helped hundreds of clients, many of whom were workers, diagnosed with mesothelioma. Workers who were exposed to asbestos during their employment but did not become sick until years later may have the right to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.