New York Shipyard Asbestos Lawyer
Asbestos—a carcinogenic substance that can lead to mesothelioma and lung cancer with regular inhalation of its fibers—was once popular in ship-building and other industries due to its properties as an insulator and flame-retardant.
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THE STORY OF TODD SHIPYARDS
One of the biggest ship-building and vessel-maintenance operations of the early 20th century was Todd Shipyards. Todd Shipyards built and repaired boats for the military and commercial operations, and it had numerous sites in the New York-New Jersey as well as other coastal locations.
Products containing asbestos were used in various applications on ships in nearly every part of the vessels. Asbestos insulation covered pipes in boiling rooms and asbestos panels lined mess halls and sleeping quarters, to name just a couple of examples.
REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS & RESULTING ISSUES
Until regulations barring the use of asbestos and stipulating the removal of asbestos began to pass in the 1970s, shipyard workers, commercial vessel workers and U.S. Navy veterans were at risk for asbestos exposure and the subsequent development of mesothelioma or lung cancer.
Workers may have been exposed to asbestos at Todd Shipyards locations including:
- TODD SHIPYARDS IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
- TODD SHIPYARDS IN CITY ISLAND, NEW YORK
- TODD SHIPYARDS IN HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY
Todd Shipyards also maintained locations in Washington and California that were known to contain asbestos. Anyone affected by asbestos at these locations should contact New York asbestos attorney Joseph P. Williams for help.
Contact our firm today and tell us the details of your asbestos exposure. We offer free consultations so you can learn more without making any commitments.