Kendall Motor Oil Company
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In 1881, the Kendall Motor Oil Company was founded in Northwestern Pennsylvania by Eli Loomis, William Willis, and Robert Childs. In 1902, Lewis Emery purchased the Bradford oil field and in 1966, the Witco Corporation purchased the Kendall refinery. In 1997, the American Refining Group acquired Kendall Motor Oil Company. The refinery is located in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and has five processing units and hundreds of storage tanks. Today, the Kendall refinery has 250 employees and manufactures 11,000 barrels of oil daily.
Before the 1970s, the insulating materials at the Kendall Motor Oil Company contained asbestos. Asbestos was included in packing material, insulating cement, pipe covering, and block insulation. Workers did not wear protective gear and were thus subject to inhaling airborne asbestos fibers that were agitated during maintenance and repair processes. Miles of pipes were coated with asbestos covering. Pumps and valves were also sealed with asbestos and gaskets were frequently replaced with sheets of asbestos.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Kendall Motor Oil Company 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 could also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like the Kendall Motor Oil 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 and we do not get paid unless and until we secure compensation for you.