Railroad Workers: Mesothelioma

Railroad Workers and Asbestos Exposure

Railroad Workers Mesothelioma Lawyer

Railroad workers were exposed to asbestos products and materials on boxcars, cabooses, coaches, freight cars, baggage cars, and locomotive engines before 1980 because of it of its extreme heat resistant and fire-proof properties.

Many Railroads used asbestos-containing products and materials, including brakes, gaskets, sealing cement, pipe joints, valves, boilers, and fireboxes that exposed railroad workers.

In the 1920s 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 a standard part of employment for thousands of U. S. Railroad workers during 1950-1980.

How Railroad Workers Were Exposed to Asbestos

People that worked for freight Railroad Companies may have high levels of toxic asbestos exposure 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 had regular exposure 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 asbestos-related cancer.

If you have a malignant Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos manufacturers for your asbestos exposure.

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Railroad workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they did not receive any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.

Railroad workers had daily exposure to toxic asbestos dust and fibers in their workplace where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Balcleaners Railroad Inspectors
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
Conductors Railroad Platelayers
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
Flaggers Railroad Repairman
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
Platelayers Railway 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 Employees Roadrailers
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 Layers Signalman
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
Railgrinders Train Mechanics
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 Brakeman Trainman
Railroad Bricklayers Trainmasters
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 Crossing Workers Transit 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 four 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 have an asbestos-related cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
  • More than 20 million U. S. workers have been exposed to asbestos with the most substantial 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

Asbestos Insulation


Balcony Railing


Brake Clutches

Brake Lining

Brake Pads

Brake Shoes

Braking Systems

Ceiling Tiles

Cement Products

Cement Ties


Coal-powered Engines

Cobra Railroad Brakes

Collapsible Guard Rails


Crossing Arm

Crossing Gates

Crossties Dynamic Grid Braking Systems

Electrical Panels

Electrical Rail Signaling

Flexible Trainline Insulation

Floor Tiles

Friction Materials

Friction Products

Gasket Covers


Grade Crossings


Hand Rails

Heat Shields

Heating Systems

High-Temperature Gasket

Hot Water Lines

Journal Boxes

Locomotive Clutches


Packing Materials

Pipe Coverings

Pipe Joint Insulation

PlasterRail Equipment

Railroad Brakes

Railroad Ties

Railroad Tracks

Refrigeration Units



Sealing Cement

Signal Equipment

Spray Insulation

Steam boilers

Steam Generators

Steam Lines

Steam Pipes

Steel Railing


Tracks Beacon

Trolley Wire

Tunnel Handrails



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 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 had a malignant Mesothelioma diagnosis, you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma. It is crucial to be aware of what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and companies responsible for your exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease.

According to the American Cancer Society, with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

Call TOLL-FREE 888.640.0914 now to talk with a live 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 Mesothelioma cancer, immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer about your available compensation from asbestos trust funds.

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. Although there is a tremendous mourning period with the loss of a loved one, it is crucial not to let your Statute of Limitations expire before filing a Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states, the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have a 6-year Statute of Limitations.

Asbestos Cover-up

Evidence in thousands of court documents has 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 to take any action to protect workers.

They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up, which 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 the 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.

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