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Why Workers Weren’t Warned about Asbestos

Broken asbestos fibers are extremely dangerous if they are inhaled. Unfortunately, inhalation of these fibers happened very frequently in construction-related jobs prior to the 1980s. Asbestos was regularly used in construction projects, like plumbing, drywall installation, and framing, because it is an extremely strong and fire-resistant material. However, in 1979, asbestos use was officially banned in most products, after many workers had already been exposed to it. Even today, demolition workers can still be affected by dangerous asbestos fibers.

Sadly, some employers failed to notify their workers of the dangers of working with asbestos, resulting in thousands of life-changing injuries. If you have suffered from asbestos exposure because your employer did not warn you about the dangers of working with this product, contact an experienced asbestos attorney with Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955 to discuss taking legal action.

Common Reasons for Not Warning Workers

When workers weren’t notified about the dangers of asbestos exposure, they were put at risk for developing many serious conditions associated with exposure, such as lung scarring, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. Some employers failed to notify workers of the dangers of asbestos because:

  • Asbestos makes strong, fire-resistant products and they didn’t want to have to stop using this mineral and lose these properties
  • Not using asbestos meant finding new materials for production
  • Workers might have left their jobs

Sadly, many workers who were not warned of the dangers of asbestos exposure are now suffering from potentially fatal conditions that could have been avoided if they were provided with sufficient warning and a safe work environment.

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If you or someone you know has developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related condition, contact an asbestos lawyer with Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955.

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