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Construction Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The industry practice of using asbestos within various construction and building products has put a number of workers at risk of being exposed to asbestos. These workers eventually suffer from asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos is found within thousands of commercial materials used for construction and building. Mechanical systems, including piping, duct work and equipment were assembled and sealed or insulated with asbestos products. Structural steel and decking were fire-proofed and sound-proofed with asbestos sprays. Components of walls, roofing and flooring contained asbestos through the 1970s and even later in some cases.

Construction and building trades at risk for exposure to asbestos include, but are not limited to:

  • Insulators
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • Masons & Bricklayers
  • Ironworkers
  • Roofers
  • Carpenters & Joiners
  • Boilermakers
  • Tilesetters
  • Shipfitters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Lathers
  • Millwrights
  • Laborers
  • Machinists

The following is a list of union members at risk:

Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Union
Locals: 12, 32, 89, 91, 93

Sheetmetal Workers
Locals: 13, 17, 19, 20, 22, 25, 27, 28, 38, 55, 73, 83, 104, 111, 137, 149, 246, 265, 400, 447, 501, 559

Boilermakers
Locals: 1, 5, 19, 21, 23, 28, 29, 33, 35, 38, 67, 200, 237, 316, 553, 614, 801, 802

Bricklayer and Allied Craftworkers/BAC
Locals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 18, 21, 23, 26, 30, 33, 34, 35, 38, 41, 46, 52, 66, 88, 237, 526, 1004

Steamfitters and Pipefitters
Locals: 475, 638

IBEWs
Locals: 3, 25, 30, 52, 102, 164, 581

Additionally, we have a list of jobsites where asbestos products were used in the New Jersey and New York area.

If you are a construction or building worker that has been exposed to asbestos and you are now suffering with symptoms of an asbestos-related disease, contact the Wilentz Personal Injury Team today. Get your free consultation or call us directly by dialing 855-800-0093.