Massachusetts has both industry-related and naturally occurring asbestos. The naturally occurring asbestos deposits are found near the Quabbin Reservoir and in the W.R. Grace & Company mine located in North Cambridge. In addition to the natural deposits, there are over 350 businesses that have used asbestos, mainly found in the old historical buildings around Massachusetts.
There are many school facilities, companies and retail stores in Massachusetts that have used asbestos for heat and fire insulation. Though many have begun the abatement process, it is not guaranteed that all of those who work in, attend classes in our shop in these facilities are even aware there are still asbestos-containing products.
Jobs with Asbestos Exposure in Massachusetts
Power plants are known for usage of asbestos to provide insulation for pipes. Asbestos is composed of small, thin fibers that are woven together to create products that are fireproof and heat resistant, providing ideal insulation for pipes that generate millions of megawatts of electrical energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In addition to power plant workers, people in the following occupations are also at risk for asbestos exposure:
- Pipe fitters
- Ship fitters
- Steel workers
- Maintenance and repair workers
- Gas refinery workers
- Steel industry workers
Where You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in Massachusetts
- Pilgrim Nuclear Power
- Mystic Station Power
- Charlestown Navy Yard
- General Ship Corporation
- Fore River Shipbuilding
- Boston Navy Yard
Asbestos-Related Deaths in Massachusetts
There have been nearly 760 deaths from asbestosis and over 600 deaths from mesothelioma in the state of Massachusetts since 1980. Massachusetts ranks ninth for the number of mesothelioma cases and eighth for the number of fatalities.
Legal Resources for Massachusetts
The statute of limitations in the state of Massachusetts for an asbestos case can be different from personal injury statutes. Even if your case has merit, missing the window of opportunity to file within the set statute of limitations can leave you unable to file your claim. Contact our experienced Massachusetts mesothelioma attorneys now and let us help you with a free, timely legal consultation.