In 1974, Cummins, Inc. established the Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York. The Cummins plant manufactures diesel engines for heavy-duty trucks, tractors and other vehicles. The plant is over a million square feet, and it employs over 1,400 people. The Jamestown Engine Plant is one of the largest manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines in the world, with over 100,000 engines produced per year. The plant is also the largest private employer in Chautauqua County.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized in the manufacturing process and during maintenance procedures at the Cummins Inc. Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York. Inhaling dust and particles from the application and removal of asbestos-containing materials placed workers at risk for developing serious health problems, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Even those who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for the development of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one were once employed at the Cummins Inc. Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.