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Asbestos Exposure in Manufacturing Plants

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The manufacturing industry was the primary driver of the American economy throughout much of the 20th century.  Millions of people have been employed by the American manufacturing sector.  Prior to the 1990s however, most U.S. factories utilized asbestos materials and equipment throughout the facilities in equipment and production.

Asbestos, a fibrous mineral used most frequently as an inexpensive industrial insulator, is the sole known cause of the deadly cancer mesothelioma.  As asbestos wears down during the course of regular use, it crumbles into dust that can become airborne when agitated.  Unlike most dusts, the human body cannot expel asbestos dust once inhaled because of the length and toughness of microscopic fibers.  Instead, the body forms fibrous masses that can lead to mesothelioma after a latency period of between ten and fifty years.  Most asbestos victims are not diagnosed with mesothelioma until decades after they have retired.

The companies that manufactured asbestos had been aware of the dangers since at least the 1920s, and knowingly exposed workers to deadly products without warning them.  If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is likely that you were exposed on the job and should immediately speak to an experienced asbestos attorney.  Belluck & Fox is dedicated to helping victims of the asbestos industry get the justice they deserve, and has spent years winning verdicts and settlements from asbestos companies on behalf of our clients.  This money can pay for cancer treatments and provide peace of mind for victims and their families.  Contact us online or over the phone at 877-MESOTHELIOMA (637-6843), and one of our partners will be in touch to discuss your case.  To learn more, click here to receive a free mesothelioma information package.

Manufacturing Plants in New York State With Asbestos Exposures

Alcan (Oswego)
Alcoa (Massena)
Beech Nut (Montgomery)
Bethlehem Steel (Buffalo)(Lackawanna)
Blue Circle Cement (Ravena)
Borg Warner (Ithaca)
Bristol-Meyers (East Syracuse)
Ciba Geigy-Hercules (Queensbury)
Corning Glass Works
Eastman Kodak (Rochester)
Fairchild Republic (Farmingdale)
Foster Wheeler (Dansville)
Garlock (Palmyra)
General Electric ( Auburn, Waterford, Schenectady, Hornell, Hudson Falls, Fort Edward)
General Motors Powertrain (Massena)
Goulds Pumps (Seneca Falls)
IBM (Poughkeepsie, Endicott, Hopewell Junction, Owego, Kingston, Yorktown)
International Paper (Ticonderoga)
International Paper (Corinth)
International Wire (Camden)
Kraft Foods (North Lawrence)
Lockheed Martin (Owego)
Nabisco (Buffalo)
Nestle Foods (Fulton)
Northrop Grumman (Bethpage)
Occidental Chemical (Niagra Falls)
Revere Cooper (Rome)
Revere Smelting (Middletown)
Reynolds Metals (now Alcoa) (Massena)
Stauffer Chemical (Skianeateles Falls)
Union Fork & Hoe (Utica)
Wabash Alloys (Syracuse)
Wyeth-Ayerst (Pearl River)
Xerox (Rochester)


Schenectady, NY

American Standard

40 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

bausch and lomb building

Bausch & Lomb

Rochester, NY

Carborundum Company

Niagara Falls, NY

old chimeney

Carrier Corporation

6304 Thompson Road
Syracuse, ny


Painted Post, NY 14870

Dunkirk Radiator Corporation

2201 Dwyer Ave.
Utica, NY 13501


2551 Buffalo Ave
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Foster Wheeler

9431 Foster Wheeler Road
Dansville, ny 14437

Ingersoll Rand

199 N Main St
Athens, PA 18810

Owens Corning Delmar Plant

1277 Feura Bush Rd
Feura Bush, NY 12067