Construction workers and asbestos exposure share an unfortunate relationship. Many construction workers were exposed to asbestos throughout the course of their careers, and later developed mesothelioma. Flooring installers, roofers, plumbers, pipefitters, insulators, electricians, boilermakers, carpenters, and welders who’ve worked in buildings constructed prior to 1980 were likely subjected to the toxic mineral. This is because many materials used in construction projects before 1980 contained asbestos.

Materials Which May Have Exposed Construction Workers to Asbestos

The following materials may have exposed construction workers to asbestos:

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Insulation
  • Plaster
  • Joint compound
  • Roofing shingles
  • Cement
  • Piping
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Gaskets

Because asbestos related diseases can take decades to surface, many construction workers exposed to asbestos may just now be experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma. If you or someone you know worked in the construction industry and has developed mesothelioma, talk to one of our attorneys. Compensation may be available.

Known Asbestos Exposure Job Sites


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Shepard O’Donnell successfully litigated the case of a construction foreman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 74. The team at Shepard O’Donnell was able to resolve this case for a significant settlement prior to the start of trial.


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.