New York Asbestos Exposure Attorney
For decades, asbestos was used in the building and maintenance of Navy and commercial ships, and workers were commonly exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products in shipyards. Sadly, many of these workers went on to developmesothelioma or lung cancer.
If you or a loved one worked in a shipyard, such as the Bethlehem Steel Shipyards, and was later diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, New York asbestos exposure attorney Joseph P. Williams may be able to help you and your family seek the financial security you need.
Please call Williams Law Firm, P.C. today at (855) 971-0343 to schedule your consultation.
HISTORY OF ASBESTOS IN BETHLEHEM STEEL
In 1938, the Bethlehem Steel Corporation purchased a shipbuilding center and dry dock facility then known as United Shipyards. Located on Staten Island at the mouth of Newark Bay, the shipyard was soon renamed to Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Staten Island.
The shipyard was a major center of ship-building operations for the Navy during World War II and continued to operate in the decades after the war. Bethlehem Steel closed the shipyard in 1960.
Shipyards found many uses for asbestos over the years. Widely used as insulation, asbestos was deployed in or on:
- BOILER ROOMS
- ENGINE ROOMS
- VENTILATION SYSTEMS
Employees at the Bethlehem Shipyards may have been exposed to asbestos while building and maintaining ships and throughout the facility. Many U.S. Navy veterans also suffered the devastating effects of asbestos exposure.
YOU CAN TAKE ACTION
If you or a loved one worked at the Bethlehem Steel Shipyards in Staten Island and later developed mesothelioma or lung cancer, pleasecontact Williams Law Firm, P.C. today to arrange your free consultation. We welcome clients from New York and nationwide.
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