Electricians were often involved in the renovation and upgrading of older buildings or industrial facilities. As a result, electricians were at high risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral fiber linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that attacks the lining of the organs caused asbestos exposure.
Electricians were at risk for exposure to asbestos when they worked with electrical insulation, or renovated or upgraded wall, floors and ceilings of older buildings. The process of wiring or rewiring a building or industrial facility often requires the electrician to crawl through or disturb areas where asbestos was or is present in the form of asbestos-containing products.
Asbestos-containing materials electricians may come in contact include:
- Electric Wiring Insulation
- Asbestos-containing insulation
- Gaskets – High Temperature Gaskets
- Cement siding
- Cement wallboard
- Ceiling tiles
- Spackling compounds
- Electrical Panel Partitions
Electricians regularly worked around asbestos or asbestos-containing materials without adequate protection and as a result are at risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Today, products used by electricians do not contain asbestos and electricians involved in the renovation or repair of older building and industrial facilities know the importance of protective gear.
The Throneberry Law Group helps electricians who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related lung cancer. We offer a free consultation at 888-506-1131 to answer your questions, and it costs nothing up front for us to represent you in the lawsuit — we collect no fees unless we recover compensation.