Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites

Jobsite Exposure to Asbestos

Due to the global use of asbestos over the past century, asbestos was present at many jobsites in the United States.  Some of the more common worksites include construction sites, mills, power plants, shipyards, and refineries.  However, asbestos was also present in schools, medical facilities, and farms.

Workers at these sites were at risk of occupational exposure to asbestos.  Bystanders who happened to be present at these sites were also at risk.  Even spouses, children and family members of workers who were exposed at work were put at risk when workers “took home” asbestos dust on their clothing and equipment.

Common Jobsites Where Asbestos Was Present

Some of the common jobsites where asbestos was present include:

  • US Navy Shipyards
  • Private Shipyards and Harbors
  • U.S. Military Bases and Installations
  • US Navy Ships
  • Power Plants
  • Public Utilities
  • Sugar Mills and Plantations
  • Construction and Building Industry
  • Oil and Gas Refineries
  • Chemical Plants
  • Insulation Contractors
  • Canneries and Food Processing
  • Mining – Metallic Ores (Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, Molybdenum, etc.)
  • Mining – Non-Metallic Ores (Phosphate, Potash, Carbon Black, etc.)
  • Mining – Coal
  • Smelters
  • Steel Mills
  • Foundries
  • Automobile Repair and Service Garages
  • Jewelers
  • Dentists
  • Laboratories
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Farms
  • Fertilizer and Pesticide Manufacturers
  • Paper Mills
  • Industrial Suppliers
  • Rubber and Plastic Manufacturers
  • Aircraft and Aerospace Manufacturers
  • Railroads
  • Heavy Equipment Manufacturers
  • Stone, Clay, Glass and Cement Quarries and Manufacturers
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Atomic Energy Commission Facilities

The Galiher Law Firm Has Successfully Represented Victims of Asbestos Exposure

The Galiher Law Firm has represented hundreds of workers suffering from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure while working at one of these many jobsites. We are experienced in investigating and identifying where and when you may have been exposed to asbestos.