Most of us think of industrial and heavy industry jobs when we think of workers exposed to asbestos. However, a study conducted by Italian researchers has found that the deadly mineral endangered employees in other, less obvious settings, including agricultural laborers employed by farms.
Much of the equipment and machinery used on farms is known to contain asbestos products. Newer sources of asbestos exposure on farms may come from machinery parts, including aftermarket brakes, brake linings, other vehicle friction materials and gaskets.
Older farm buildings — including farmhouses, barns, silos, pens and sheds — are highly likely to contain asbestos construction materials. Asbestos cement pipes were commonly used as field drains on farmlands. Repair and maintenance of equipment, machinery and farm structures could expose farmers to asbestos.
If you or someone you know has contracted mesothelioma or other asbestos related injury, we can help. Since 1983 Nass Cancelliere has earned a reputation as one of the premiere asbestos and personal injury law firms in the country. In the area of asbestos-related diseases alone, we have assisted thousands of asbestos victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Our attorneys have tried cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and we have collected over $500 million for our clients. Our firm has also been instrumental in changing many of the laws in Pennsylvania to help asbestos victims.
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