Typical health hazards associated with working in a chemical production facility, such as Mobil Chemical, include inhaling toxic fumes and asbestos fibers, both of which may cause serious illness and even death.
Into the 1970s, asbestos was commonly utilized in the chemical production industry, and considered the most effective heat-resistant insulator available. As a result, chemical plant workers in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio were regularly exposed to toxic asbestos materials, later proven to cause deadly cancers like lung cancer and mesothelioma.
In many situations, chemical plants like Mobil took few precautions to protect workers from the dangers of airborne asbestos, and failed to warn workers of these perilous risks. This gross negligence resulted in hundreds of Ohio chemical plant workers developing asbestos-related diseases.
Nearly any worker at the Cincinnati Mobil Chemical plant could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
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Chemical plants like Mobil used large amounts of piping that connected manufacturing and industrial facilities. These pipes, as well as tanks, boilers and pumps, and other common equipment on factory floors contained asbestos.
In other words, asbestos material was everywhere, and nearly any former worker at Mobil Chemical in Cincinnati, Ohio could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Unfortunately, there were certain positions at a higher risk than usual for inhaling asbestos fibers and developing asbestos-related disease. Mobil Chemical positions in particular risk include the following:
• Maintenance workers
• Pump system operators
Asbestos was used to insulate equipment and machinery in Mobil plants. Anyone working in a production area was likely to inhale asbestos fibers, which can get lodged in tissue surrounding the lungs and cause long-term damage. In many chemical production plants, asbestos even lined the clothing chemical workers wore for protection.
Some employees in the past may have even been issued face masks lined with asbestos. Various other applications of asbestos in the workplace endangered employees of Mobil in Cincinnati, Ohio.
People who develop asbestos-related diseases are usually exposed to it on a regular basis, most often in a workplace, or through “substantial environmental contact.” Former Mobil workers in Ohio who have developed mesothelioma may have claims against the company.
Because mesothelioma and asbestosis is likely to lay dormant for many years, serious symptoms may not present until many years after first exposure. When they do appear, however, symptoms may include the following:
• Pain in the chest
• Pain in the lower back
• Trouble breathing
• Excessive sweating
• Weight loss
• Trouble swallowing
According to the National Cancer Institute, how asbestos exposure affects an individual is determined by the following factors:
• Dose (how much asbestos was involved in the exposure)
• Duration of exposure
• Size, shape, and chemical makeup of the particular asbestos fibers
• Source of the exposure
• Other individual risk factors, such as smoking and pre-existing lung disease
Chemical companies, like Mobil Chemical in Cincinnati, Ohio, have a responsibility to provide workers with a safe working environment. When companies fail to protect employees, they are held accountable by the American court system, and they are required to compensate employees and families for the undue damage they have caused.
Mobil Chemical has been a target of several lawsuits involving occupational negligence. Former workers who have developed health issues derived from their position at Mobil have valid claims against the company. Please do not hesitate to seek out an experienced attorney.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.
The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.
When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the fibers of the material can become airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting the toxin. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop scarring in the lungs and later develop lug cancer and mesothelioma.
Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.
If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.
Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous tot he health.
The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.
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