In 1947, Westinghouse Electric Corporation opened its Motor and Industrial Controls division in Cheektowaga, New York. The plant was located on Genesee Street, adjacent to the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. The plant was originally constructed and occupied by The Curtiss-Wright Company, a manufacturer of aircraft. Westinghouse Electric Corporation manufactured various types of industrial motors, switches and electronic parts. In 1985, the Cheektowaga facility ceased its operations.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos was incorporated into dozens of materials utilized at Westinghouse in the manufacturing process and during maintenance procedures. Block insulation, pipe covering, packing material, insulating cement, transite boards and gasket material contained asbestos. Laborers who handled asbestos-containing materials or those who worked in the vicinity of where these materials were applied or manipulated are at risk for developing mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease.
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 Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Cheektowaga, New York, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us regarding your legal rights.