ASBESTOS-CONTAINING GASKETS WERE USED IN AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS
Asbestos-containing brakes were not the only hazard encountered by truck and automobile mechanics. Numerous asbestos-containing gaskets were used throughout the engine and exhaust system. Historically, the heat resistant quality requisite for a satisfactory gasket product was achieved by the use of asbestos. Common asbestos-containing gaskets included:
- Air Cleaner Gaskets
- Carburetor Mounting Gaskets
- Intake Manifold Gaskets
- Valve Cover Gaskets
- Cylinder Head Gaskets
- Water Outlet and Pump Gaskets
- Water Pump Housing Gaskets
- Exhaust Pipe Flange Gaskets
- Oil Pan Gaskets
Gaskets quite often contained more than fifty percent asbestos, and mechanics used intense physical force to remove these gaskets, which created visible dust. Asbestos gaskets were manufactured by Victor Products Division of Dana Corporation, Armstrong Cork Company, Fel-Pro Incorporated, and McCord Gasket Corporation.
The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio have represented numerous mechanics who, over the years, worked with gaskets and were exposed to asbestos dust and fibers. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, contact us today for a free case evaluation.