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Hanna Furnace Corp. began as the Buffalo & Susquehanna Iron Co. in 1902. It was acquired by the National Steel Corp. in 1929. Hanna Furnace was located on 1218 Fuhrmann Boulevard at the Union Ship Canal. The company is known for being one of the United States’ largest producers of merchant pig iron. Merchant pig iron is cold pig iron that is cast into inglots. In 1949, Hanna Furnace manufactured 800,000 tons of pig iron per year and employed 950 workers. In 1982, the National Steel Corp. ceased operations at Hanna Furnace. In 1985, the plant was taken apart for scrap steel.
Unfortunately, asbestos was used as pipe covering, gaskets, refractory mortar and block insulation at Hanna Furnace. Refractory mortar coated the blast furnaces, stoves, runners, and ladles because it could withstand high temperatures. The refractory mortar often needed to be replaced and repaired. Asbestos shorts were mixed into the mortar. Steam and water pipes were also insulated with asbestos, and boilers were coated in asbestos block insulation.
Individuals who worked at Hanna Furnace are now 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 Hanna Furnace.
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.
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