Asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer often plague electricians because their work regularly focuses on installing, upgrading or replacing electrical systems and materials. Up until the late 1970s the very materials that electricians installed, removed and maintained contained asbestos. Normal use of these items do not pose a hazard, but when these items are installed, drilled, filed, or removed, asbestos fibers can become airborne.
If you or a loved one were once employed as an electrician and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.
Common Electrical Products that Contained Asbestos:
- Electrical Panel Partitions
- Insulation in wiring, heating units and boiler
- Arc Chutes
- Asbestos Cloth Electrical Tape
- Motor Starters
- Panel Boards
- Thermal Paper
- Circuit Breaker Box
- Fuse Box
- Electrical Switch and receptacle boxes