American Locomotive Company
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The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) was created as a result of the merger of seven smaller locomotive manufacturers and Schenectady Locomotive Engine Manufactory. ALCO was in business from 1901 to 1969 and produced locomotives, steel, tanks, and diesel generators. ALCO’s subsidiary, American Locomotive Automobile Company, manufactured automobiles from 1905 to 1913. In addition, ALCO manufactured nuclear reactors from 1954 to 1962. In 1955, the American Locomotive Company changed their name to Alco Products, Incorporated, and in 1964, the company was acquired by the Worthington Corporation. Alco Products, Incorporated went out of business in 1969.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the American Locomotive Company are being diagnosed with asbestos. The company’s Schenectady headquarters had machinery that was laden with asbestos-containing block insulation, packing materials, insulating cement, pipe coverings, and gaskets. Asbestos materials were also used as insulators for steam pipes, boilers and turbine generators.
Many pipefitters, electricians, and steam fitters who worked at the American Locomotive Company are being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Asbestos is dangerous because its fibers are extremely fragile and break easily into tiny particles that your body’s air filtration system can’t trap and expel. When asbestos gets into your lungs and stays there, it can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. Risk of diagnosis increases with the length of time that a person has been exposed although even short exposures can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. The most common causes of asbestos exposure are in the workplace or from products in the home. Spouses and family members of workers can also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like the American Locomotive Company.
Mesothelioma is a rare disease that is diagnosed between 2,500 and 3,000 times each year. Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos is at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. Although most companies knew that asbestos was dangerous, they continued to allow their employees to work with and around asbestos without protective gear until the late 1970s.
At Belluck & Fox, our nationally recognized asbestos attorneys have extensive experience fighting for families and workers exposed to asbestos. We are proud to have secured more than $1 billion so far for asbestos victims and their families.
We are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up a free consultation, where we will review your claim and discuss all your legal options. Our law firm does not charge any legal fees upfront to begin work on asbestos claims, and we do not get paid unless and until we secure compensation for you.