The family of a former Chevron USA employee are blaming the corporation for his death, alleging the company exposed him to asbestos.
According to the lawsuit, during the man’s employment with Chevron he was exposed to asbestos dust and fibers. As a result, he developed asbestos related diseases and died on May 23, 2011, the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit alleges Chevron knew for decades that asbestos could cause cancer and still allowed workers to work around the toxic material without warning them of the dangers. The ex-employee’s children filed the suit on May 2 in Jefferson County District Court in Beaumont, Texas.
Occupations at Risk for Asbestos Exposure
Since asbestos was used in so many ways, many people in various occupations suffered from exposure to the material. Over the decades, asbestos was used in shipyards, petrochemical plants, paper mills, factories, steel mills, building construction and the telephone industry. Asbestos was used so widely that virtually all that was involved with construction or design, of any kind, had exposure to asbestos in one form or another.
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