Allis-Chalmers Corporation was a substantial manufacturing business and rival of General Electric. The company both sold and marketed various power generation and industrial equipment including some that contained asbestos. The company’s products are known to contain asbestos, which ended up exposing countless people to harmful diseases. As a result, Allis-Chalmers ended up in many lawsuits.
As far as the late 1960s, Allis-Chalmers as well as other companies placed asbestos in various electric products, which are known to be effective at resisting heat and insulating. Asbestos is now known to cause cancer and as a result, Allis-Chalmers ended up exposing many people to the disease.
Because diseases caused by asbestos remain dormant for decades, Allis-Chalmers has been named as a defendant in various lawsuits where former and current workers claim their health issues are related to asbestos exposure.Who Was Exposed at Allis-Chalmers
Any worker past or current at Allis-Chalmers might be in danger of being diagnosed with substantial asbestos-related disease. Because the company sold its products to various companies and the military, countless other people were exposed to asbestos. Workers at the company’s Ohio facilities were likely exposed to asbestos. Some workers at the company who face the risk of asbestos exposure include:
- Boiler workers
- Maintenance workers
- Turbine workers
Products manufactured by Allis-Chalmers include both turbines and boilers that were found in ships. The company also manufactured various industrial applications for agriculture, construction, and power generation.Asbestos Lawsuits Against Allis-Chalmers
Attorneys argue that Allis-Chalmers failed to protect workers and improve workplace safety. Workers were requested to handle various asbestos-containing products including gaskets, pumps, motors, and electric wiring. Companies have found Allis-Chalmers liable for negligence in its use of asbestos.
One case brought against the company occurred in 2006 when a former employee of Allis-Chalmers was diagnosed with mesothelioma. The man passed away from the illness in 2008. The man had been employed as a fireman who assisted machinist mates on machinery spots on a US Navy ship between 1969 to 1972. The jury, in this case, awarded a substantial verdict to the late man's family.
Another case was brought against the company in 2014. This case involved a man who was exposed to asbestos while working at Allis-Chalmers in Wyoming as a carpenter at a power plant between 1952 to 1963. Also, from 1963 to the late 1970s, the man became a business agent and traveled throughout the state visiting constituents and was exposed to asbestos at various power plants. Following a mesothelioma diagnosis, the man brought a lawsuit against five companies who played a role in his asbestos exposure. One of these companies included Allis-Chalmers. Allis-Chalmers ended up prevailing in this case and did not end up having to pay the plaintiff.Contact an Experienced Asbestos Exposure Attorney
If you or a loved one needs the assistance of an experienced attorney following exposure to asbestos-containing products manufactured by Allis-Chalmers, do not hesitate to contact the Throneberry Law Group for assistance.