The Robert A. Keasbey Company was established in 1902 as an insulation contractor with offices in New York City and Syracuse, New York. Keasbey commonly utilized asbestos-containing materials during the construction of new buildings and during maintenance and repair procedures at various job sites throughout Central New York. Pipe covering, insulating cement and block insulation were typically applied by Robert A. Keasbey laborers at commercial and industrial sites and utility projects. Workers who applied and/or removed asbestos-containing materials are at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer.
Employees at the Robert A. Keasbey Company applied asbestos-containing materials manufactured by companies, such as Owens Corning, Pittsburgh Corning, Combustion Engineering and Eagle-Picher. Keasbey employees applied these products at job sites throughout New York State, including Con Edison power plants, Carrier Corporation, Oswego Steam Station and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Plant.
Asbestos was incorporated into pipe covering, insulating cement and block insulation because of its resistance to fire and heat. Asbestos-containing insulation was used on steam, water and chemical lines in order to maintain steady temperatures within those systems. Workers applied block insulation and insulating cement to steam boilers. Pipe elbows, valves and pumps were covered with insulating cement. Applying, removing and maintaining asbestos-containing insulation emitted asbestos dust and fibers, which workers inhaled.
Inhaling dust and particles from the application and maintenance of asbestos-containing materials placed workers at risk of developing serious health problems. Even those who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one once worked for the Robert A. Keasbey Company and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation.