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Electricians are commonly in contact with asbestos dust and fibers. This is because asbestos was widely used in a number of building materials for over 40 years in the United States. Most buildings that were built, worked on, or expanded between the 1940s and 1980s contain asbestos, placing those who work on these buildings, even today, at a much higher risk for asbestos exposure.
Asbestos exposure is the only cause of mesothelioma and asbestosis, two fatal diseases that can take decades to show symptoms. This means that electricians working on buildings in the ‘60s and early ‘70s may just now be facing a diagnosis of these diseases, and may not fully understand that they are entitled to seek compensation, regardless of how long it has been since initial exposure. Call (855) 971-0343 to learn more from a skilled New York asbestos exposure lawyer.
HIGH RISK OCCUPATION
Electrical work is a high risk occupation when it comes to asbestos exposure. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that electricians suffer the highest rate of malignant mesothelioma mortality in the construction industry, largely due to the agitation of asbestos caused by renovations and repairs on older buildings.
Major manufacturers in the U.S. have historically used asbestos in the production of the following:
- ELECTRICAL WIRING INSULATION
- THERMAL PAPER
- ARC CHUTES
- PHASE BARRIERS
- CEMENT SIDING
- ELECTRICAL CLOTH
- CEILING TILES
Asbestos dust and fibers can be inhaled when the material is initially disturbed, but can also attach to clothing, stick in facial hair, and even coat tools and materials. This can increase exposure long after you have finished a project and even allow others in your presence to be exposed to this deadly material.
IF YOU HAVE DONE ELECTRICAL WORK IN OLDER BUILDINGS AND HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA, PLEASE CONTACT OUR NEW YORK ELECTRICIAN ASBESTOS EXPOSURE ATTORNEY TODAY. WE PROUDLY SERVE TRADESMEN AND TRADESWOMEN THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY.