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Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Asbestos Lawyer Investigating Casting Company Exposure

Individuals that worked for casting companies may have been exposed to asbestos at the workplace. Thousands of products in the U.S., including castings, are known to have contained asbestos, many of which are still installed on structures throughout the country.

Workers at casting companies who engaged in installing, repairing and replacing asbestos casting products risk developing lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, adenocarcinoma and pulmonary fibrosis. Contractors who handles these same products were also at risk. 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has concluded that asbestos exposure was especially rife in the metal works industry, including in forging and casting operations. That’s because metal workers worked around asbestos products as they weld metals and work near high-heat equipment. 

Castings workers and welders, forge men, foundry workers, iron workers, blacksmiths, sheet metal workers, structural metal craftsmen, tinsmiths, smelters, metal lathers and others were around a umber of toxins each day at the workplace. 

Because asbestos was used so heavily in the castings and forging industry, companies have set up asbestos trust funds for individuals and families of former workers that have come down with related illnesses.

Asbestos Trust Funds have paid out billions to tens of thousands of asbestos claimants, and new claims come each year when cases are diagnosed.

Asbestos castings and other asbestos products were used in the construction of industrial plants, factories, oil refineries, steel mills, and shipyards. Workers were exposed to asbestos products frequently when handling flooring, wiring, drywall, paints, metals, adhesives, piping and heating systems.

Asbestos castings were common in many facilities. The EPA labeled the former Ohio Cast Products facility as a Superfund site, noting that former employees at Ohio Cast Products may have been exposed to asbestos. Other potentially toxic worksites include the following:

  • A S Castenger Painting & Decorating Co. Toledo, OH
  • Accro Cast Corp. – OH
  • Aluminum Cast – Cleveland, OH
  • Amcast Industrial Corp. Ironton, OH
  • American Malleable Casting Co. Marion, OH
  • American Steel Casting Foundries Co. Alliance, OH
  • Armco Steel Continuous Casting Middletown, OH
  • Bescast Inc. Willoughby, OH
  • Buckeye Steel Castings Co. Columbus, OH
  • Canton Casting Canton, OH
  • Cast Alloy Brook Park, OH
  • Centrifugal Castings Ravenna, OH
  • Cleveland Castings – Kinsman, OH
  • Conneaut Die Casting Conneaut, OH
  • Dayton Malleable
  • Iron Amcast Ironton, OH
  • Doehler Jarvis Castings – 1945 Smead Avenue Toledo, OH
  • Escast Waterville, OH
  • Fisher Body & Casting Coit Rd Plant Cleveland, OH
  • Ford Cleveland Casting Plant – Brook Park, OH
  • Ford Engine Casting Plant Sheffield, AL
  • Ford Michigan Casting Center
  • Ford Motor Co. Casting Center Flat Rock, MI
  • Forecast Inc. Kirkwood, MO
  • Fort Pitt Steel Casting Mckeesport, PA
  • General Castings Co. Delaware, OH
  • General Castings Co. Waukesha, WI
  • General Die Casting Co – MO
  • General Motors Corp. Fabricast Div – AR
  • General Motors Fabricast Div.
  • General Steel Cast Co. Granite City, IL
  • General Steel Castings Avanmore, PA
  • Gerity Michigan Die Cast Co.
  • Gibbs Die Casting Henderson, KY
  • Glassmere Casting Co. – Creighton, PA
  • Great Lakes Castings
  • Hamlin Casting Corp. Edwardsville, IL
  • Harcast Corp. Glenolden, PA
  • Harding Mall, CAstner- Knott Store Nashville, TN
  • Harrison Steel Casting Co. Attica, IN
  • Heick Die Casting Corp. Chicago, IL
  • Helfrich Die Cast North Canton, OH
  • Howmet Whitehall Casting
  • Hudson Die Cast Co. Hudson, MI
  • Ideal Castings Albion, MI
  • Industrial Castings Cicero, IL
  • Industrial Die Casting Co. Chicago, IL
  • Industrial Tool Die Casting Co. El Dorado, AR
  • Ingenio Castilla Cali, CO
  • Ingenio Rio Castilla Valle, CO
  • Inumet Steel Castings Hammond, IN
  • Investment Casting Waterville, OH
  • Kent Castings Co – MI
  • Kent Die Cast & Plant
  • Keokuk Steel Castings Co. Keokuk, LA
  • Key Casting – MI
  • Kohlman Diecasting Co. Kansas City, MO
  • Kokomo Casting Plant Kokomo, IN
  • Kovatch Castings Akron, OH
  • Kuhlman Diecasting Co. Kansas City, MO
  • Lakeside Malleable Castings Co. Racine, WI
  • Larson Castings Grafton, OH
  • Latrobe Die Casting – Latrobe, PA
  • Leeds Bagwell Electric Steel Castings, AL
  • Litecast Castable Co.
  • LiteMetal Dicast Jackson, MI
  • Los Angeles Steel Casting Los Angeles, CA
  • Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME
  • Malleable Casting Companies
  • Massillon Steel Casting – Massillon, OH
  • Master Cast Co. Howell, MI
  • Maynard Elec Steel Cast Milwaukee, WI
  • Mclouth Steel Continuous Casting
  • McWane Cast Iron Pipe – Birmingham, AL
  • Metal Cast Iron Companies
  • Microcast Receiving Co.
  • Mid-State Die Casting Grand Rapids, MI
  • Midwest Pressure Casting Chicago, IL
  • Milwaukee Die Casting Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis Electric Steel Casting – MN
  • Moldcast Products Co. Newark, NJ
  • Monroe City Diecasting Monroe City, MO
  • Monroe Steel Casting
  • Monroeville Gate Precast Coal
  • Motor Castings Co. Milwaukee, WI
  • Mountain State Steel Castings Foundry Parkersburg, WV
  • Vernon Die Casting Corp. Mt Vernon, NY
  • Nail Castings Co. Nashville, TN
  • NARCO Cast Refractory Cement Co.
  • National Casting Co. Cleveland, OH
  • National Casting Co. Melrose Park, IL
  • National Casting Foundry Chicago, IN
  • National Maleable Casting Co. Indianapolis, IN
  • National Malleable Castings Co. Chicago, IL
  • National Malleable Castings Co. Melrose Park, IL
  • National Malleable Castings Co. Toledo, OH
  • Natl Cast Co. Div Midland Ross Cicero 50, IL
  • Natl Malleable Casting Co.
  • New England Alloy Casting Corp. Hartford, CT
  • Oil Casting Plant
  • Oklahoma Steel Castings C Tulsa, OK
  • Omni- Metal Castings, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
  • H. B. Die Castings Beaufort, SC
  • Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Provo, UT
  • Pacific Steel Casting Corp.
  • Paradie Casting Co.
  • Paragon Die Casting Co. Chicago, IL
  • Paramount Die Casting Div St Joseph, MI
  • Paramount Diecasting Seymour, IN
  • Paramount Oil Casting St Joseph, MI
  • Pelton Casting Co. Milwaukee, WI
  • Peoria Mall Castings Co. Peoria, IL
  • Perma Cast Co. Pueblo, CO
  • Perma Cast Gardena, CA
  • Permanent Castings Hot Springs, AR
  • Piedmont Die Casting Co. Pickens, SC
  • Pilton Steel Casting Milwaukee, WI
  • Pittsburgh Die Casting Co. Swissvale, PA
  • Pittsburgh Steel Casting Co. Pittsburgh, PA
  • Plainvillle Casting Co. Plainville, CT
  • Plaster Process Castings – Cleveland, OH
  • Precast Concrete Products Birmingham, AL
  • Precast Plant – Cleveland, OH
  • Precision Cast Parts Portland, OR
  • Precision Casting Cleveland, OH
  • Precision Castings Fayetteville, NY
  • Pressure Cast Products Co. Birmingham, AL
  • Pressure Cast Products Oakland, CA
  • Quad City Die Casting Co. Moline, IL
  • QuAlco Castings Corp. Acworth, GA
  • Quality Casting – Orville, OH
  • Quality Electric Steel Casting Plant Houston, TX
  • Quality Steel Castings
  • Ravenna Castings Ravenna, OH
  • Reading Gray Iron Casting, Inc. Reading, PA
  • Refractory Castable Cement Co.
  • K. S. Die Casting Berkeley, CA
  • Saginaw Metal Cast Iron Saginaw, MI
  • Santa Rosa Cast Products – CA
  • Scientific Cast Producers Cleveland, OH
  • Scope Precision Castings Norwalk, CT
  • Semisteel Casting Co. St. Louis, MO
  • Shelby Die Casting Co. – Shelby, MS
  • Shell Casting Corp. Sylacauga, AL
  • Shell Gas Station Castaic, CA
  • Shenango Casting – Penn Mold – Dover, OH
  • Sims Casting Plant Syracuse, NY
  • Sivyer Steel Casting Co. Bettendorf, LA
  • Skrl Die Casting Inc. East Lake, OH
  • SKS Die Casting – CA
  • Smith Cast Iron Boilers
  • Smith Steel Castings Co. Marshall, TX
  • Smp Castings Wickliffe, OH
  • Soundcast Foundry Co. Alhambra, CA
  • Louis Die Casting Corp. Ripley, PA
  • Louis Diecasting Corp. Keokuk, LA
  • Louis Diecasting Corp. St. Louis, MO
  • Louis Malleable Casting Co. – MO
  • State Steel Castings Foundry – Parkersburg, WV
  • Steel Casting Co. Vernon, CA
  • Sterling Casting Corp. Bluffton, IN
  • Sterling Steel Casting E St. Louis, MO
  • Sterling Steel Castings Co. Monsanto, IL
  • Superior Cast Cleveland, OH
  • Superior Castings Corps Norwalk, CT
  • Superior Electrocast Foundry San Francisco, CA
  • Technacast – Massillon, OH
  • Teledyne Cast Products, Picco Div. Industry, CA
  • Teledyne Casting Service La Porte, IN
  • Teledyne Industrial Die Cast – IL
  • Tennessee Castings Co. Dickson, TN
  • Tennessee Diecasting Corp. Ripley, TN
  • Texaco Inc. Castaic, CA
  • Texas Centrifugal Casting Temple, TX
  • Texas Electric Steel Cast Houston, TX
  • Texas Metal Casting Inc. Lufkin, TX
  • The Alloy Cast Steel Co. Marion, OH
  • Toledo Steel Casting Co. Toledo, OH
  • Tool Casting Companies
  • Trap Valve Station Cast Iron
  • Trojan Aircraft Castings – CA
  • Truline Aluminum Casting Co. Cleveland, OH
  • S. Cast Iron Pipe & Laundry Co. Addyston, OH
  • Union Oil Co. Casting Anchorage, AK
  • Union Steel Casting Pittsburgh, PA
  • Unitcast Corp. Toledo, OH


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

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Asbestos Castings FAQ

How were Casting Workers Exposed to Asbestos?

According to a series of medical studies, workers in the metal and steel casting industry are at an increased risk for developing cancers and lung disease. Workers that regularly inhaled asbestos can later fall ill with fatal diseases like asbestosis or mesothelioma.

Former castings and forgery workers could be one of the 3,000 U.S. citizens that will be diagnosed with mesothelioma this year.

Asbestos was used in the following equipment:

  • Ovens
  • Hot blast stoves
  • Furnaces
  • Rolling mills
  • Tanks
  • Boilers
  • Cranes
  • Molding boards
  • Steam Pipes
  • Generators
What Tasks are Linked to Occupational Cancer?

The following tasks are associated with asbestos exposure:

  • Installing insulation, flooring and roofing
  • Inspecting machinery
  • Masonry 
  • Machining
  • Assembling and repairing boilers 
  • Operating machines and lathes
  • Welding
  • Tending stoves or furnaces
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Fixing electrical units
  • Forging and casting
  • Insulating pipe systems
  • Installing acoustic tiles
  • Smelting 
  • Working in an enclosed space with asbestos materials
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Each toxic exposure case is unique and our lawyers need to investigate your work and health history. We have experience in setting cases for the most dollar amount possible, and take pride in taking on negligent companies in toxic tort litigation. Contact us for a free consultation and case review. 

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