New York Air Brake
You may be entitled to receive compensation. Mesothelioma and lung cancer victims & their families have been awarded over $1 million+ from easy access to funds. Call us today to apply.
Over the past 20 years, we've helped 1,000s of families claim the compensation they deserve with no upfront costs to them.
New York Air Brake was founded in 1890, acquiring the business and property of Eames Vacuum Company. Eames Vacuum Brake Company had produced vacuum brakes since 1876. In 1902, New York Air Brake built ten new buildings on a seventy-acre facility in Watertown. The company produced artillery shells, tank hulls, and gun carriages during World War I and World War II. The company merged with General Signal Corporation in 1967 and was acquired by Knorr-Bremse AG in 1991. The company currently has 400 employees.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at National Gypsum are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos was mixed into pipe covering, gaskets, packing material, and block insulation at New York Air Brake. The boilers, valves, and pumps in the New York Air Brake buildings were also coated with asbestos. Laborers had to scrape asbestos gaskets from flanges, a process that caused asbestos to fly into the air. They also had to regularly perform maintenance work or repairs on valves and boilers coated in asbestos packing material.
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 New York Air Brake.
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.