New York State Gas and Electric
The New York State Electric and Gas Corporation began in 1852 when six businessmen pledged $75,000 to incorporate the Ithaca Gaslight Company. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the utility merged over 200 power companies. In 1916, the company was renamed Ithaca Gas & Electric. It was not until 1929 that the company was renamed New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG). Today, NYSEG is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, and serves approximately 902,593 electricity customers and 268,806 natural gas customers. NYSEG has approximately 4,845 employees.
NYSEG operates many coal-fired and diesel power plants including Hickling Power Station, Jennison Generating Station, Milliken Power Station, Goudey Station, and Greenidge (Dresden) Power Plant.
Belluck & Fox has represented dozens of NYSEG employees who worked as millwrights, plumbers, insulators, boiler workers and laborers at NYSEG power plants including Milliken and Goudey Station. We know these sites and the asbestos products that were used in the power plants.
Unfortunately, many employees who worked at NYSEG’s various power plants are just now being diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer. There were asbestos-insulated steam pipes running throughout the power plants. These pipes carried steam from asbestos covered boilers to drive asbestos insulated turbines to generate power. To move the steam and water throughout the plant, asbestos-containing pumps and valves were located throughout the plants.
NYSEG power plants went through a yearly repair period wherein each plant was shut down for anywhere from one month to three months. During this period, laborers worked extensively on asbestos insulated boilers, turbines, pumps and pipes.
Many laborers who worked at the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation are just now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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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