Allegheny Ludlum Steel (Watervliet)
When Ludlum Steel of Watervliet, New York and the Allegheny Steel Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania merged in 1938, they created the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation. Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation employed 1,000 workers. The Watervliet location specialized in manufacturing steel which was used for airplane motors. Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation was sold to Al-Tech Specialty Steel in 1976.
Unfortunately, many laborers who worked at Allegheny Ludlum Steel of Watervliet are now being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos-containing packing material, pipe covering, gaskets, insulating cement and block insulation were installed, repaired, and removed at Allegheny Ludlum Steel of Watervliet. When laborers removed and reapplied insulation, asbestos fibers were released into the air. Because workers were not wearing masks, they inhaled the asbestos fibers which can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Many individuals who worked as laborers at Allegheny Ludlum Steel of Watervliet are just now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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