Several oil refineries are located in Utah and are owned by BP Amoco, Chevron, Phillips Petroleum, American Oil, and Flying J. Power plants are also another source for asbestos exposure.
If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, we encourage you to get in touch with our experienced Utah mesothelioma attorneys. We provide a free, no-obligation case consultation promptly.
Jobs with Asbestos Exposure in Utah
Those who work in oil refineries and power plants are at constant risk of asbestos exposure daily. The oil processing plants more than likely use asbestos-containing insulation to cover pipelines that convert crude oil into gasoline.
The hundreds of workers in this refinery risk being exposed to asbestos every time they arrive at work. The asbestos may not be a threat, but at some point, the mere disturbance of a section of the fibers can cause it to release into the air and later be inhaled by workers. Because the plant processed a very flammable chemical (oil), asbestos was used to insulate due to its resistance to fire and heat.
Power plants in Utah are constantly generating electrical power for the surrounding homes and businesses. The pipelines in the power plants are insulated with asbestos to protect workers from the heat since asbestos is resistant to heat and flames.
Where You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in Utah
- Intermountain Power
Asbestos-Related Deaths in Utah
Utah has been ranked 44th in the nation for the number of mesothelioma cases and 48th for the number of mesothelioma deaths. Over a 20-year span, Utah has had over 150 deaths that were attributed to asbestos exposure. The majority of asbestos deaths were from mesothelioma.
Legal Resources for Utah
Utah statute allows you four years to file a personal injury claim based upon proof of negligence on behalf of the asbestos manufacturers and/or your employers. Due to mesothelioma’s latency period from the time of exposure to the time you are diagnosed, this particular statute may not apply. Those who are pursuing a wrongful death suit due to the passing of a loved one from mesothelioma have approximately two years from the date of death to file a claim.
Remember to contact our dedicated Utah mesothelioma attorneys today for a no-obligation, confidential case consultation.