Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC represents former and retired workers who were once employed at the Diemolding Corporation in Canastota, NY. In recent years, former employees of Diemolding have developed and died of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. At least two of our clients died of mesothelioma due to the dust that they inhaled while working at Diemolding. In recent years, there have been several cases of this fatal cancer among the workers at Diemolding.
Located in Canastota, NY, the Diemolding Corporation was founded in 1920 by Donald H. Dew and quickly became known as an innovator of plastic materials that were utilized in a variety of industries. Since the company’s inception, Diemolding Corporation has become a world-wide manufacturer of plastic products. Today, Diemolding concentrates its resources on the production of phenolic pistons used in the automotive industry and around the globe.
Prior to federal regulations placed on asbestos in the late 1970s, asbestos was a component of high heat temperature, raw, plastic materials. Raw plastic resin was delivered to the Diemolding facility in large 55 gallon drums. Plastic mold shop workers dumped these drums into hoppers, and the plastic resin was then hand poured into ovens that heated the materials. After the materials were heated, they were then placed into the molding machines that formed a variety of plastic parts.
Laborers who worked in the preform department along with molders, finishers and maintenance personnel were exposed to materials that contained asbestos at Diemolding Corporation. Asbestos was utilized as filler in and during the process where raw plastic materials were heated and then formed into the finished plastic product.
Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC represents former and retired workers who were once employed at the Diemolding Corporation in Canastota, New York. In the process of representing workers and their families, we have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos containing products to which our clients were exposed. If you or a loved one were once employed at the Diemolding Corporation in Canastota, New York, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.