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Professions Affected by Mesothelioma

Every year in the United States, more than 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma. These are just the individuals who were exposed to asbestos fibers in the workplace. The 3,000 people per year does not count individuals exposed through secondary means or through non-occupational contact with the deadly fibers.

Workplace exposure to asbestos is the number one cause of all mesothelioma cases. Because of this alarming trend, Congress enacted a variety of regulations that require employers to protect their workers from known asbestos hazards. Unfortunately, many employers have opted not to follow the regulations and so continue to endanger the lives of their employees either due to ignorance or willful neglect.

Because of its heavy use in industry through the early 1970s, the majority of people affected with mesothelioma through the work place worked in a somewhat heavy environment. It is also impossible to identify all of the professions that exposed their workers to asbestos and put them at risk for mesothelioma. Some common professions of which we are aware include:

  • Construction workers
  • Auto mechanics
  • Building engineers
  • Rail workers
  • Shipyard employees
  • Firefighters
  • Home remodelers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Union factory workers
  • Miners

The vast majority of exposure is not due to the fact that people are around the asbestos but that they are in a situation to disturb the asbestos fibers and toss them into the air. Asbestos fibers are at their most dangerous when they are in the air or when their presence is unknown.

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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and would like to learn more about the disease and the potential legal ramifications, contact a mesothelioma attorney from Williams Hart at 1-800-781-3955.

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