Thirty to forty years ago US Navy sailors were not wearing any protective equipment to keep them safe from asbestos. However, sailors were still required to work on their ship when it was in dry dock
(PRWEB) August 27, 2013
It's common knowledge in today's world that asbestos is a known carcinogen. US Navy sailors are no longer exposed to asbestos while serving their country on any naval ship. If they are exposed to these deadly carcinogens, they are required to wear safety gear.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center explains: “Thirty to forty years ago US Navy sailors were not wearing any protective equipment to keep them safe from asbestos. However, sailors were still required to work on their ship when it was in dry dock.” (http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com)
"We now realize that a large number of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who served in the US Navy also have one other thing in common; they had long term exposure to asbestos while they were stuck in a dry dock or shipyard during a major overhaul, or while retrofitting their ship. While we have never seen a study that links US Navy Veterans, shipyards, and mesothelioma, our extensive knowledge and experience tells us there should be," says The Mesothelioma Victims Center.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Every week we talk with at least two or three US Navy Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and the majority of them all have the common factor of being stuck on their ship during a major overhaul.” The Mesothelioma Victims Center is passionate about securing the best possible financial compensation for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma. Diagnosed victims or family members of a victim can call 866-714-6466 at any time for more information.
According to a June 8th, 2013, article in the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper paper titled, Doing The Dirty Work Aboard Essex, "The amphibious assault ship Essex sits in a San Diego dry dock for an 18-month overhaul, and about 90 of its sailors are stuck doing some dirty, dirty jobs." As previously stated, US Navy sailors are no longer working with asbestos. The article highlights the sordid strenuous working conditions of modern day sailors during one of these overhauls. The Mesothelioma Victims Center explains, “This article serves as a parallel between the modern industry and the industry of many decades ago. These dirty jobs have always been around and will continue to be. We simply want to highlight the working conditions for those who may have held one of these dirty jobs back when asbestos was used.” (http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/Jun/09/tp-doing-the-dirty-work-aboard-essex-doing-the/)
There were, or still are major US Navy Shipyards in New York, California, Pennsylvania, Maine, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, California, Washington, and Hawaii.
Aside from US Navy Veterans, other high risk groups for mesothelioma cancer include shipyard workers, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, plumbers, chemical manufacturing facility workers, electricians, county or city municipal water district workers, miners, demolition construction contractors, railroad workers, and auto brake technicians.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are becoming increasingly worried that because of the age of most victims, or poor advice, many families never even contact a law firm related to a loved one's diagnosis of mesothelioma. We want to see to it that all US victims of mesothelioma get the absolute best mesothelioma legal help, because financial compensation for mesothelioma is directly related to the skill of the mesothelioma attorney. If you call 866-714-6466, we will see to it that the names and specific contacts for the best mesothelioma attorneys in the nation are passed onto you. The attorneys we provide will travel almost immediately to visit the home of a diagnosed victim so there is little to no stress involved. No other group in the US offers this vital service." (http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com)
If a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma would like to see the current federal requirement related to asbestos exposure and federal rules that are related to asbestos related workplaces, the Mesothelioma Victims Center has included OSHA's current guidelines. Sadly there were no such guidelines for workplace exposure to asbestos in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or much of the 1980's. (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3096/3096.html)