Pennsylvania Asbestos Lawyer
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Pennsylvania . 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 Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Levittown and Altoona to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania include shipyards, steel mills/metal works, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.
Power Plants in Pennsylvania 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.
Power plants in Pennsylvania with known asbestos exposure include:
- Armstrong Power Plant in Reesedale,
- Beaver Valley Power Plant,
- Mansfield Powerhouse in Shippingsport,
- Holtwood Powerhouse,
- Homer City Powerhouse,
- Hunlock Powerhouse in Hunlock Creek,
- Limerick Nuclear Generating Station in Santatoga,
- Martins Creek Powerhouse,
- New Castle Powerhouse,
- Peachbottom Nuclear Power Plant,
- Phillips Powerhouse in South Heights,
- Sunbury Powerhouse in Shamokin
- Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant,
- Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant and
- Washingtonville Power Station.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Pennsylvania
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 Pennsylvania include:
- American Refining in Bradford,
- Sunoco and Sunoil in Marcus Hook,
- British Petroleum in Martha’s Hook,
- Arco Oil, Gulf Oil and Sunoco in Philadelphia,
- Pennzoil in Rouseville,
- Tosco in Trainer and
- United Refining in Warren.
Shipyards in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania include:
- Bethlehem Steel Shipyard,
- Key Highway Shipyard,
- Penn Shipbuilding,
- Pennsylvania Shipyard in Beaumont,
- U.S. Navy Yard in Philadelphia,
- Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and
- Sun Shipbuilding in Chester.
Steel Mills and Metalworks in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania known for asbestos exposure include:
- Alcoa Aluminum,
- Allegheny Ludlum,
- Bethlehem Steel,
- LTV Steel,
- US Steel in Morrisville, and
- USX Corporation.
Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Pennsylvania
Individuals in Pennsylvania 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.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout Pennsylvania 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.