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Alexander Hewitt Herr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in Portland, Oregon in 1903. In 1904, the name was changed to the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company. At the company’s inception, it did not manufacture glass but rather distributed it. In 1909, the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company began producing its own glass. The company had plant locations in Altoona, Kansas; Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Huntington, West Virginia; Santa Ana, California; Plainfield, Illinois; Dunkirk, Indiana; Millville, New Jersey; Wilson, North Carolina, Maywood, California, and Waxahachie, Texas. The Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company was known for manufacturing fruit jars used for home caning. The Kerr glass plants were purchased by Ball Corporation in 1992.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Molders and finishers frequently worked with asbestos materials in the glass manufacturing process. Mold shop workers who made finished plastic parts from plastic molding compounds were at particular risk.
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 Kerr Glass Manufacturing 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.