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Railroad Bridge Operator Sues Employer For Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Victor Coffin, a bridge operator for the Maine Central Railroad (MCRR) has filed suit against his employer, alleging he was diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of his exposures to asbestos while operating the Carlton Bridge. Mr. Coffin alleged that he was exposed to asbestos from the walls of the control room, engine room, machine shop, and operating room of the bridge. He testified that the bridge would shake when trains and heavy trucks passed over it, and during a couple of hurricanes, causing the wall panels to shake together, creating dust. It was undisputed that asbestos-containing products were used during the initial construction of the bridge, but the railroad argued that it was never aware of the existence of asbestos at the bridge during the period that it operated and maintained the bridge until an independent inspection in 2000 revealed the presence of asbestos.
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