Hewitt Robins (Litton Industries)
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Hewitt-Robins Inc. began when Thomas Robins, Jr. invented a powerful conveyor belt for transporting coal and ore. In 1896, Robins founded the Robins Conveying Belt Company. The company was later renamed Hewitt-Robins Inc. when the Robins Conveying Belt Company merged with the Hewitt Rubber Corporation of Buffalo. Hewitt-Robins produced conveyor belting, industrial hoses, foam rubber, and power transmission machinery amongst other molded rubber products. Hewitt-Robins’ rubber division plant was located at 240 Kensington Avenue in Buffalo, New York. During its peak years, it had 750 employees. In 1964, Hewitt-Robins and Litton Industries merged. In 1974, Hewitt-Robins (Litton Industries) closed its Buffalo plant.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Hewitt Robins (Litton Industries) are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. When repairing and replacing various machinery at Hewitt Robins (Litton Industries), asbestos dust was emitted into the air and inhaled by laborers.
Asbestos fiber was packed into burlap sacks and wrapped around hoses to insulate them. Asbestos gaskets were also used in the pipe systems at the Chandler Street plant. Workers cut gaskets from asbestos gasket material. Asbestos block insulation and insulating cement coated pipes and boilers. When machines were repaired or replaced, asbestos dust was emitted into the air and could be inhaled by laborers.
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 Hewitt Robins (Litton Industries).
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 and we do not get paid unless and until we secure compensation for you.