New York Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including New York. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across New York including New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers and Syracuse to name a few to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in New York may be exposed to asbestos at their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in New York include shipyards, steel mills/metal works, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.
Power Plants in New York Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. Until the 1970’s, asbestos insulation was used in power plant equipment such as turbines, boilers, tanks, pumps, steam pipes, valves and other equipment throughout the power plant. As a result, workers in the utility industry were at high risk of exposure to asbestos-containing products. As a result of the asbestos exposure, utility workers have developed and died of mesothelioma.
Some of the New York State utility companies include New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) in Rochester, Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) in New York City and Westchester County, Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) in Rochester and Niagra Mohawk Corporation.
NYSEG Powerhouses and Generating Stations were former utility workers may have been exposed to asbestos include:
- Goudy Station in Binghamton,
- Cadyville in Cadyville,
- Greenidge Station in Dresden,
- Harris Lake in Newcomb
- High Falls
- Jennison Station in Bainbridge
- Kents Falls
- Kintigh Generating Station in Somerset,
- Mechanicsville in Stillwater,
- Milliken Station in Ithaca,
- Rainbow Falls in Ausable, New York.
Con-Ed Powerhouses and Generating Stations were former utility workers may have been exposed to asbestos include:
- Astoria Powerhouse in Astoria,
- Arthur Kill Powerhouse in Staten Island,
- Con-Ed Powerhouses and Generating Stations in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens,
- Kent Avenue Powerhouse in Brooklyn,
- Ravenswood Powerhouse in Queens,
- Indian Point Powerhouse in Buchanan,
- Hunts Point Powerhouse in the Bronx,
- Sherman Creek Powerhouse in Manhattan,
- Van Nest Powerhouse in the Bronx and
- Waterside Powerhouse in Manhattan.
Former RG&E utility workers may have been exposed to asbestos if they were employed at the Russell and Beebe Coal Stations in Rochester or the Ginna Nuclear Power Station in Ontario, New York. Asbestos insulation was used extensively in equipment at RG&E powerhouses and substations.
Former employees of Niagra Mohawk Power Station may have also been exposed to asbestos resulting in mesothelioma. Other powerhouses and generating stations in New York were workers may have been exposed to asbestos include Charles Poletti Power Project, Hudson Avenue Generating Station, Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Flynn Power Plant and Nine Mile Point.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in New York
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is oil refining. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Oil refineries in New York include Ashand Oil and Mobil Oil Refinery in Buffalo, New York.
Shipyards in New York Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and military personnel often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement to name a few. Shipyards in New York include:
- Brooklyn Navy Shipyard,
- Caddell Dry Dock,
- GMD Shipyard,
- Todd Shipyards in Brooklyn and
- New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Steel Mills and Metalworks in New York Known for Asbestos Exposure
Industries that use electricity, heat and flames in its processes have often used asbestos in the past due to the insulating and pliable properties of asbestos. The steel or iron mills and metalworks in New York known for asbestos exposure include:
- Crucible Materials Corporation,
- Alcoa Aluminum,
- Rome Strip Steel and
- Phelps Dodge Copper Plant.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in New York
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Some chemical plants in New York include Dupont Yerkes Plant and Hooker Chemical Plant.
Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in New York
Individuals in New York are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
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Our lawyers will travel throughout New York to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.