In recent years, workers involved in the operation and maintenance of Allied Chemical facilities, a.k.a AlliedSignal, now Honeywell International Inc., have developed and died of mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. Allied Chemical maintained three production facilities in Western New York: Semet-Solvay (Tonawanda Coke), Buffalo Color and Solvay Process Company. Asbestos insulation lined steam and chemical pipes, boilers, pumps, vessels and other equipment throughout these Western New York manufacturing facilities.
Until the mid-1970’s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized as efficient insulation for intensely heated equipment such as pipes and boilers. Inhaling dust and particles from the application and maintenance of asbestos insulation and other materials placed employees at risk of developing serious health problems. Even those not who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for the development of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer.
The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos-containing products at Semet-Solvay (Tonawanda Coke), Buffalo Color and Solvay Process Company. Our clients understand the importance of securing legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one were once employed at an Allied Chemical production facility and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.