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Representing Rockwell International workers in Occupational cancer claims

The Lyon Firm is investigating Rockwell asbestos exposure claims on behalf of former employees nationwide. Rockwell was known to use hazardous asbestos materials in aircraft and other industrial components that may have caused cancer and other serious illness to those who spent a significant amount of time around the facilities.

Rockwell was a major manufacturing conglomerate involved in the aircraft, space, defense, electronics, automotive and printing industries. Other Rockwell divisions manufactured industrial valves, motors, power tools, gas and water meters.

About Rockwell International

Rockwell International was a major player in the American manufacturing space. The company was established after World War I and stepped into the aircraft industry, defense and commercial electronics, as well as the auto part industry. Rockwell made printing presses, avionics and a number of other industrial products. In 1968, Rockwell Manufacturing Company included seven operating divisions manufacturing industrial valves, motors, power tools, and gas and water meters. In 1973, those divisions were combined with the aerospace division and renamed Rockwell International.

At its peak, Rockwell International had 115,000 employees. In 1966, Rockwell invented the first power miter saw. In 1981, their power tool group was acquired by Pentair and re-branded Delta Machinery, eventually then acquired by Black & Decker.

The company ight have been best known for its contributions in the space and aircraft industry. Aircraft included the following:

  • Fuji/Rockwell Commander 700
  • North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
  • North American Sabreliner
  • B-1 Lancer
  • Commander 112
  • Ranger 2000
  • X-30
  • XFV-12
  • Rockwell-MBB X-31


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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.

    The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


    The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

    Was I Exposed To Asbestos at Rockwell?

    If you were in a poorly ventilated workspace, and asbestos products were being handled, it is likely that you faced asbestos exposure. Any duration of exposure can lead to cancer and other lung disease, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

    When asbestos dust is released into the air, it can be inhaled and ingested and trapped in the lungs for decades. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and other health agencies consider asbestos a known carcinogen. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have long warned the public about the hazards of exposure, though the material can still exist in many industrial instillations around the world. 

    Contact Joe Lyon for more information on Rockwell International asbestos exposure. The firm has experts to discuss cancer treatment and compensation for your losses. Filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit helps to raise the awareness of job safety, and can bring closure for many families. 

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    Learn About Industrial Asbestos Exposure

    Most deaths from mesothelioma cancer in the United States are the result of exposures to asbestos decades prior in a variety of industrial and military service. Those working in aerospace, manufacturing, auto plants, power plants and serving on military bases were at particular risk. 

    The Lyon Firm can help you identify a specific exposure source and then initiate the proper claims with an asbestos trust fund to bring you financial closure and a rightful settlement. 


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    Rockwell Asbestos Exposure FAQ

    How Did Asbestos Exposure Occur?

    When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the material can create a fine toxic dust. The tiny fibers of the material can be sent airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting it. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop lung cancer and mesothelioma decades after first exposure. 

    What Aircraft Components Contained Asbestos?

    Just like in cars, the brakes of aircraft used asbestos. Repairing brakes presented the greatest risk of exposure to asbestos prior to the 1970s. 

    Because of the heat generated by aircraft engines, engineers and mechanics protected the engine and the test stand with asbestos blankets. 

    Other occupations at risk of asbestos-related cancer included anyone who handled insulation around engines and electrical components. 

    Can I File an Occupational Cancer Claim?

    You can file a claim with an asbestos trust fund if you have a documented work history and knowledge that you worked closely with asbestos products. 

    Why Did Rockwell Use Asbestos?

    Asbestos was cheap, durable, heat-resistant and light, which made it a good option for aircraft. Of course, that was before it was discovered that it was extremely toxic. 

    Who was at greatest risk for exposure?

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