Construction workers and asbestos exposure

May 4, 2020 | Mesothelioma

Some people wrongly assume that asbestos exposure is a thing of the past and that modern workers do not have to worry about exposure to this toxic mineral. However, workers in certain fields continue to face risks involving asbestos as a result of their job duties, especially those who work in the construction industry.

Sadly, asbestos exposure carries the risk of cancer and construction workers who breathe in asbestos while performing their job duties face an increased risk of mesothelioma.

Carpenters, electricians and HVAC technicians

A number of fields carry a higher risk of asbestos exposure. For example, carpenters, electricians and HVAC technicians are especially like to become exposed to asbestos at some point while performing their job duties. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that certain products still contain asbestos, such as roofing materials, and construction workers are especially likely to become exposed to asbestos in the modern workplace. Moreover, many buildings contain asbestos and people in some trades are far more likely to become exposed at some point.

Renovation

When renovating a home or commercial building, some workers are exposed to asbestos. Many buildings still contain asbestos and when workers tear walls, floors or roofs apart in an older building, they run the risk of asbestos exposure. Sadly, many are exposed to this harmful mineral without even realizing it or recognizing the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Our law firm knows how devastating asbestos exposure is and we provide more a lot of information that is related to asbestos exposure and the consequences of mesothelioma on our website.