Stauffer Chemical Company
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The Stauffer Chemical Company plant was built in 1916 as the Niagara Smelting Company. It was located on 200 acres of land near Mount St. Mary’s on Old Lewiston Road in Lewiston, New York. The plant had seven buildings including a cell house, boiler house, pipe shop, warehouse, sulfur pot building, and an office building. The Stauffer Chemical Company purchased the Niagara Smelting Plant in 1942 and began producing aluminum and industrial chemicals like sulfur chloride, silicon, sodium hydroxide, and chlorine. The company renovated the Lewiston plant in 1957 so that it was able to produce boron chloride, a raw material that is used for producing rocket fuel. The Stauffer Chemical Company was known for being the world’s biggest producer of boron trichloride. The plant closed in 1976 and was demolished in 1980.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Stauffer Chemical Company are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Cell house operators, millwrights, pipefitters, boilermakers, and chemical operators were all exposed to asbestos while working at the company. Laborers would apply asbestos insulation to chemical and steam lines, boilers, steam traps, and chemical storage tanks. The process of removing and repairing insulation with tooth saws and hammers agitated the asbestos dust and emitted it into the air where it was inhaled by laborers. Asbestos gaskets, asbestos rope, and packing material were also used.
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 Stauffer Chemical 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.