Railroad Workers: Mesothelioma
Railroad Workers and Asbestos Exposure
Railroad workers were exposed to asbestos products and materials on boxcars, cabooses, coaches, freight cars, baggage cars and locomotive engines before 1980 because it of its extreme heat resistant and fire-proof properties.
Many Railroads used asbestos containing products and materials including brakes, gaskets, sealing cements, pipe joints, valves, boilers, and fireboxes that exposed railroad workers.
As early as the late 1920’s Railroad companies had medical information linking asbestos exposure with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease and did nothing to protect their workers from harm for decades.
Exposure to asbestos fibers was an everyday part of employment for thousands of U. S. Railroad workers during the 1950-1980.
How Railroad Workers Were Exposed to Asbestos
People that worked for freight Railroad Companies may have been exposed to high levels of toxic asbestos from a list of over 3,000 asbestos-containing products.
Tradesman that worked at Railroad job sites installing, repairing and replacing products and materials are also at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
Railroad workers working in roadhouses, railroad shops, rail yards and repair shops were regularly exposed to harmful asbestos dust on the job.
People that worked in Railroad buildings that contained asbestos containing products are at higher risk for developing Mesothelioma in their lifetime.
Workers that helped build and tear down Railroad buildings that contained toxic asbestos products are also at a higher risk of developing an asbestos related cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos related cancer you may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos manufacturers for your asbestos exposure.
Railroad workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.
Railroad workers were daily exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers in their workplace where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure
|Ballast Cleaners||Railroad Installers|
|Ballast Regulators||Railroad Ironshop Workers|
|Ballast Tampers||Railroad Laggers|
|BalRegulators||Railroad Length Runner|
|Boarding Train Workers||Railroad light-Rail Workers|
|Brakeman||Railroad Line Workers|
|Broken Trolley Wire Workers||Railroad locomotive Builders|
|Bulk Freight Workers||Railroad locomotive Workers|
|Bus Train Workers||Railroad Lumber Yard Workers|
|CalTrain Workers||Railroad Maintenance Man|
|Central Railroad Workers||Railroad Maintenance Workers|
|Chief Mechanical Engineers||Railroad Management Workers|
|Commuter Brakeman||Railroad Mechanics|
|Commuter Rail line Workers||Railroad Muni Bus Workers|
|Commuter Rail Train Workers||Railroad Museum Workers|
|Commuter Rail Workers||Railroad Oilers|
|Commuter Railroad Workers||Railroad Operations Workers|
|Commuter Shuttle Train Workers||Railroad Overpass Workers|
|Commuter Train Workers||Railroad Pacer Train Workers|
|Compartment Coach Workers||Railroad Pipefitters|
|ConRail Workers||Railroad Plough Workers|
|Demolition Railroad Workers||Railroad Plumbers|
|Derailment Workers||Railroad Police Officers|
|Draisine Workers||Railroad Porters|
|Employee Training Instructors||Railroad Property Workers|
|Engine House Workers||Railroad Railgrinders|
|Engineers||Railroad Railing Installers|
|Express Train Workers||Railroad Repair Facility Workers|
|FELA Railroad Workers||Railroad Repair Shop Workers|
|Fire Box Installers||Railroad Repair Workers|
|Flagman||Railroad Rolling stock Workers|
|Flangers||Railroad Rotary Snowplow Workers|
|FramRail Workers||Railroad Roundhouse Workers|
|Freight Agents||Railroad Salvage Yard Workers|
|Freight Brakemen||Railroad Scrap Loaders|
|Freight Car Workers||Railroad Scrap Yard Workers|
|Freight Cargo Inspectors||Railroad Secondman|
|Freight Conductors||Railroad Section Gang Workers|
|Freight Derailment Workers||Railroad Shipyard Workers|
|Freight Forwarders||Railroad Shop Workers|
|Freight Handlers||Railroad Signal Equipment Workers|
|Freight Inspectors||Railroad Signal Maintainers|
|Freight Liner Workers||Railroad Signal Operators|
|Freight Material Handlers||Railroad Signal Repairers|
|Freight Operators||Railroad Signalman|
|Freight Railroad Workers||Railroad Site Workers|
|Freight Traffic Administrator||Railroad Spill Workers|
|Freight Train brakeman||Railroad Station Agent|
|Freight Train Unloader||Railroad Station Master|
|Freight Train Workers||Railroad Station Masters|
|Freight Transportation Workers||Railroad Station Workers|
|Freight Workers||Railroad Stock Yard Workers|
|Freightliner Workers||Railroad Supply House worker|
|Industrial Railroad Workers||Railroad Supply House Workers|
|Light Rail Operators||Railroad Supply Workers|
|Light Rail System Linesperson||Railroad Tank Locomotive Workers|
|Light Rail Workers||Railroad Tanker Workers|
|Locomotive Brake Mechanics||Railroad Terminal Workers|
|Locomotive Builders||Railroad Ticket Controllers|
|Locomotive Conductors||Railroad Ticket Inspectors|
|Locomotive Engineers||Railroad Tie Spacers|
|Locomotive Firers||Railroad Track Foreman|
|Locomotive Inspectors||Railroad Track Grinders|
|Locomotive Makers||Railroad Track Harvesters|
|Locomotive Manufacturers||Railroad Track Loaders|
|Locomotive Mechanics||Railroad Track Skidders|
|Locomotive Pipefitters||Railroad Track Switch Repairers|
|locomotive Repair Facility Workers||Railroad Track Workers|
|Locomotive Repair Workers||Railroad Tracked Grinders|
|Locomotive Superintendents||Railroad Trackman|
|Locomotive Train Engine Workers||Railroad Trackman Employees|
|Locomotive Train Workers||Railroad Tracks Repairer|
|Lomotive Workers||Railroad Train Conductors|
|Mass Transit Light Rail Workers||Railroad Train Workers|
|Mass Transit Workers||Railroad Training Center Workers|
|Mate Gang Workers||Railroad Training Instructor|
|Megafret Workers||Railroad Trainman|
|Metal GuardRail Workers||Railroad Transfer Station Workers|
|Metra Derailment Workers||Railroad Troop Sleeper|
|Metra Railroad Track Workers||Railroad Tunnel Workers|
|Metra Train Service Workers||Railroad Vehicle Workers|
|Metra Train Workers||Railroad Ventilation System Workers|
|Metra Transit Workers||Railroad Veteran Workers|
|Metra Union Train Workers||Railroad Welders|
|Metrolink Train Workers||Railroad Workers|
|Metropolitan Transit Authority Workers||Railroad Yard Demolition Workers|
|Metropolitan Transport Authority Workers||Railroad Yard Workers|
|Military Railroad Workers||Railroad Yardmaster|
|Military Train Workers||Rail-Track Laying Operators|
|Multi-Modal Rail Workers||Rail-Track Laying Workers|
|Open Coach Workers||Railway Bus Workers|
|Open Wagon Workers||Railway Gun Workers|
|Pacific Railroad Workers||Railway Lubricators|
|Park Train Ride Workers||Railway Station Workers|
|Passenger Train Crew Worker||Railway Supply Workers|
|Quarry Tub Workers||Revenue Protection Inspectors|
|Rail Benders||RFTA Workers|
|Rail Car Repairers||River Railroad Workers|
|Rail Company Workers||Road Engine Foreman|
|Rail Contractors||Road-Rail Vehicle Workers|
|Rail Express Workers||Rotary Snowplow Workers|
|Rail Fillers||Roundhouse Workers|
|Rail Freight Handlers||Scrap Loaders|
|Rail Freight Workers||Signal Repairers|
|Rail Grinders||Signal Switch Repairers|
|Rail Heater Workers||Signal Track Switch Repairers|
|Rail Line Workers||Steam Locomotive Workers|
|Rail Logistics Supervisors||Tampers|
|Rail Maintenance Equipment Operators||Tank Wagon Workers|
|Rail Maintenance Workers||Tie Crane Workers|
|Rail Operators||Tie Spacer Workers|
|Rail Passenger Safety Workers||Track Foreman|
|Rail Runner Workers||Track Harvester Workers|
|Rail Safety Workers||Track Inspectors|
|Rail Salvage Workers||Track Repairers|
|Rail Salvage Yard Workers||Track Switch Repairers|
|Rail Service Workers||Track Workers|
|Rail Setters||Train Brakeman|
|Rail Signalman||Train Bridge Workers|
|Rail Stations Workers||Train Builders|
|Rail Stockyard Workers||Train Camp Workers|
|Rail Subway Workers||Train Conductors|
|Rail Supervisors||Train Crankshaft Workers|
|Rail Track Inspectors||Train Crossing Workers|
|Rail Tractor Workers||Train Derailment Workers|
|Rail Train Station Workers||Train Dispatchers|
|Rail Train Workers||Train Dispatching Workers|
|Rail Transportation Workers||Train Engine Mechanics|
|Rail Workers||Train Engineers|
|Rail Yard Employees||Train Flagman|
|Rail Yard Engineers||Train Freight Handlers|
|Rail Yard Workers||Train Freight Workers|
|Railbus Workers||Train Locomotive Workers|
|Railgrinder Workers||Train Mechanic Workers|
|Railroad Anchor Machine Workers||Train Operators|
|Railroad Ancillary Workers||Train Platform Workers|
|Railroad Autorack Workers||Train Refinery Workers|
|Railroad AutoRail Workers||Train Ride Workers|
|Railroad Back Shop Workers||Train Roundhouse Workers|
|Railroad Balcleaners||Train Salvage Yard Workers|
|Railroad Ballast Cleaners||Train Service Workers|
|Railroad Ballast Regulator||Train Shop Workers|
|Railroad Ballast Tampers||Train Station Workers|
|Railroad Balregulators||Train Track Foreman|
|Railroad Baltampers||Train Track Switch Repairers|
|Railroad Blacksmiths||Train Trackman|
|Railroad Boilerman||Train Workers|
|Railroad Brake Car Workers||Train Wrecking Workers|
|Railroad Brake Operators||Train Yard Workers|
|Railroad Brake Workers||Train Yardsman|
|Railroad Bridge Inspectors||Trains Station Workers|
|Railroad Bridge Workers||TrainTrack Switch Repairers|
|Railroad Bulk Freight Workers||Tram Workers|
|Railroad Burners Workers||Transel Electric Workers|
|Railroad Car Repairman||Transit Authority Workers|
|Railroad Car Shop Workers||Transit Bus Drivers|
|Railroad Chief Fireman||Transit Police Officers|
|Railroad Conductors||Transit Trolley Workers|
|Railroad Cossing Workers||Transite Plant Workers|
|Railroad Crane Workers||Transport Station Workers|
|Railroad Crew Workers||Transportation Railroad Workers|
|Railroad Demolition Workers||Transportation Workers|
|Railroad Derailment Workers||Traquero Workers|
|Railroad Dispatchers||Travelling Post Office|
|Railroad Electricians||Tri Rail Commuter Train Workers|
|Railroad Employees||Tri-Rail Train Workers|
|Railroad Engine Drivers||Trolley Service Workers|
|Railroad Engine House Workers||Trolley Workers|
|Railroad Engineers||Underground Locomotive Workers|
|Railroad Equipment Workers||Underground Railroad Station Workers|
|Railroad Facility Workers||Underground Railroad Workers|
|Railroad Fire Box Installers||Underground Railroad Yard Workers|
|Railroad Fireman||Underground Railway Station Workers|
|Railroad Foreman||Underground Railway Workers|
|Railroad Forgers||Underground Steam Line Workers|
|Railroad Freight Handlers||Underground Train Station Workers|
|Railroad Gandy Dancers||Underground Train Workers|
|Railroad Grinding Room Workers||Underground Train Yard Workers|
|Railroad Grinding Workers||Zoo Park Train Workers|
|Railroad Guard||Zoo Train Operators|
|Railroad Gun Workers||Zoo Train Workers|
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure
- There are 2,500-3,000 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
- 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
- Men are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma than females.
- 70-80% of all diagnosed Malignant Mesothelioma cases reported had workplace experience.
- Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
- 1 in every 125 males over 55 will be diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime.
- More than 20 million U. S. workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage during 1930-1980.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Railroad Products and Asbestos Containing Products
Railroad Products that worked in rail yards, rail stations, engine rooms, installing brakes, gaskets, insulation, valves and pipes have a higher risk of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime
Air Compressor Pipes
Air Conditioning Systems
Asbestos Heat Wrap
Cobra Railroad Brakes
Collapsible Guard Rails
|Crossties Dynamic Grid Braking Systems
Electrical Rail Signaling
Flexible Trainline Insulation
High Temperature Gasket
Hot Water Lines
Pipe Joint Insulation
There is no charge for your initial phone consultation.
Our Nationwide Toll Free Mesothelioma Helpline Number is 888.640.0914
Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA)
Protect Your Legal Rights
The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) was created to allow injured railroad workers to bring lawsuits against their railroad employers for job-related injuries, including asbestos related diseases such as asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma.
A Federal Employer’s Liability Act lawsuit is a civil lawsuit where injured railroad workers are required to show the employer’s negligence that contributed to their injury.
The U. S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that a group of Railroad workers could bring a FELA claim against their employer based on emotional distress caused by the fear of cancer after asbestos exposure.
Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts
- $7.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Railroad worker that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure working at CSX Transportation.
- $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Railroad worker diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma.
- $3.45 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Truck Mechanic that developed malignant Mesothelioma from working on brakes.
- $2.9 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a lifetime Navy veterans that developed malignant Mesothelioma from exposure during his military service.
- $8.5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Painter diagnosed with terminal Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing products.
- $2.7 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Pipefitter diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma from exposure at a chemical plant.
- $2.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with mesothelioma who suffered second hand exposure.
- $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For an Illinois railroad worker that developed lung cancer from asbestos exposure working around asbestos products.
- $7.5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a woman that developed malignant Mesothelioma from washing her husband’s work clothes.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Diagnosed With Malignant Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Malignant Mesothelioma is a deadly disease.
If you are experiencing Mesothelioma symptoms you should consult with your doctor immediately and get tested for malignant Mesothelioma.
Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with an experienced Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.
Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from malignant Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Asbestos Cover up
Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not take any action to protect workers.
They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.
Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives
- “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
- In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Need an Experienced Railroad Mesothelioma Lawyer?
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