Asbestos and Ship Breaking
The dismantling of ships, also known as ship breaking, is a dangerous process that is completed in order to recycle parts of older vessels. While the deconstruction process required for this type of work is hazardous, there are also significant dangers from asbestos exposure. This is because asbestos was once a popular material for ship insulation.
If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos at your workplace or you fear that you may be the victim of asbestos inhalation, it is important to consult with a medical professional and seek experienced legal counsel. Contact the offices of the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955 to discuss your case with a member of our knowledgeable legal team today.
Asbestos was used until the 1980’s to minimize the risks of fires and for insulation purposes in ships, so older vessels can still contain this carcinogenic substance. Thus, the dismantling of these vessels can still expose people to asbestos.
Most ship dismantling does not occur in the United States anymore, but until recent years, it was a major field of work for shipyard employees. Sadly, the families of former or current ship breakers may also be at risk for asbestos inhalation and the development of mesothelioma. Once these fibers are on the clothes or skin of the worker, anyone in close proximity to them may be exposed to this damaging substance.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of asbestos exposure from ship building or breaking, the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher may be able to help you take legal action against the responsible party. Contact our offices at 800-781-3955 for more information.