Over the last 20 years, Worthington Pump has provided more than 1,000 families with the compensation that they deserve for their mesothelioma that resulted from work-related asbestos exposure.The History of Worthington Pump
In 1840, HR Worthington created the first direct-acting steam pump and established the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation soon afterward. The company grew and became internationally well known over the following decades by opening plants in Europe. Also, at the end of the 19th century, the company sold the British government various pumps that were used to supply the Royal forces with water while they fought in Africa.
Worthington Pump’s plant in Buffalo, New York started in 1889 as the Snow Pump Works. In 1899, the plant was combined with the International Steam Pump Company. Then, in 1902, Holly Manufacturing Company, which is a division of the International Steam Pump Company, changed locations and became the Snow-Holly Works. The company produces steam pumping engines for the Colonel Francis G. Ward Pumping Station.
The Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation was formed in1916. The company established plants throughout the country and also produced compressors as well as engines and pumps.
The Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation was located on a 27-acre plot of land. The plant included a foundry, welding shop, and pattern shop. The location also had buildings that had the equipment necessary to produce diesel engines, compressors, and other equipment.
Many people who worked at Worthington Pump are currently being diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other deadly illnesses. Before the 1970s, asbestos was used there to insulate pipe covering, cement, insulation, gaskets, packing material, and compressors. The gaskets were utilized to establish a firm grip around pumps, flanges, and valves. Asbestos packing material was used to coat valve stems and pump shafts. Packing materials and gaskets were routinely replaced, which is a process that resulted in asbestos dust being dispersed in the air and inhaled by workers. Asbestos pipe covering, block insulation, and cement coated pipes as well as pumps, valves, and boilers.
Asbestos is deadly because its fibers are fragile and break easily into small particles that the body cannot expel. When asbestos becomes stuck in a person’s lungs, the fibers stay there, which can ultimately lead to mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. The risk of diagnosis goes up with the period that a person is exposed to asbestos. Even a short duration of mesothelioma can result in lung cancer. Loved ones of workers at Worthington Pumps were also exposed to asbestos that workers carried home from work on their clothing.
In 2000, the company became a subsidiary of the Flowserve Group.Contact an Experienced Asbestos Exposure Attorney
At the Throneberry Law Group, our asbestos lawyers have substantial experience fighting for the results that people who have been exposed to asbestos deserve. We focus on tirelessly working for the results that victims deserve. If you or a loved one has been exposed to an asbestos-containing product manufactured by Worthington Pump, you should not hesitate to contact Throneberry Law Group today to schedule a free case evaluation.