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Asbestos Exposure for Oil Refinery Workers

Oil Refinery Jobs With Links to Exposure to Asbestos Mesothelioma Attorneys With Experience & Compassion

Long before the owners of oil refineries were made to discontinue the use of asbestos in their industry, they were aware that the substance was toxic to humans. However, they continued to use asbestos despite the known hazards up until as late as the 1980s, when contaminated machinery was replaced or remedied.

This caused innocent, hardworking employees of oil refineries to become exposed to high amounts of asbestos, making them much more likely to develop mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases decades later. At the Throneberry Law Group, we have but one goal: to work hard to secure compensation and medical coverage for victims of mesothelioma and their loved ones.

We represent mesothelioma victims throughout the nation who have been exposed to asbestos through oil refineries and other industries.

Call us today at (888) 506-1131 or email us for a free consultation and direct access to compassionate, skilled, and dedicated mesothelioma attorneys.

Oil Refinery Workers and Exposure to Asbestos-Containing Products

Workers at oil refineries have been exposed to a number of products that are known to contain asbestos, which include:

  • Construction products. Asbestos has been used in protective screens used at welding locations as well as in ceiling, floor, and roofing tiles.
  • Protective equipment. The oil refinery process involves the use of great heat, as well as flames, which creates a substantial risk for various injuries. To protect workers from these risks, asbestos was once commonly used in protective gear and equipment.
  • Refinery equipment. Asbestos has been found in the equipment used at oil refineries, as well as insulation. As a result, there is a risk that asbestos might be found in sealants, sheets, and gaskets.
  • Thermal insulation. In oil refinery plants, asbestos was commonly used as an insulation in areas where fire or heat are involved. Between the 1930s to the 1970s, it was common for oil refinery vessels to contain highly flammable materials and as a result, insulation was necessary. Some of the products where this insulation is known to have been found include boilers, dryers, furnaces, heat exchangers, ovens, pipelines, pumps, reactors, and tanks.
Oil Refinery Jobs With Known Links to Exposure to Asbestos
  • Ash puller
  • Assembly worker
  • Bale press operator
  • Boiler inspector
  • Boiler operator
  • Boiler washer
  • Boilermaker worker
  • Brick mason
  • Burner
  • Butler pit operator
  • Byproducts operator
  • Carpenter
  • Cement finisher
  • Chemical operator
  • Chemical worker
  • Chemist
  • Chipper
  • Compound mixer
  • Construction inspector
  • Construction worker
  • Crackoff
  • Crane operator
  • Crude still foreman
  • Dishwasher
  • Drill repairman
  • Dryer foreman
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical inspector
  • Electrician
  • Field engineer
  • Field operator supervisor
  • Field worker
  • Fireman
  • Floor hand
  • Foreman
  • Forklift operator
  • Furnace installer
  • Furnace repairman
  • Gauger
  • General laborer
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Inspector
  • Installer
  • Instrument fitter
  • Instrument technician
  • Insulator
  • Ironworker
  • Kiln operator
  • Lagger
  • Lathe operator
  • Lead gauger
  • Leadman
  • Machine operator
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance foreman
  • Maintenance electrician
  • Maintenance mechanic
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Material scheduler
  • Mechanical craftsman
  • Metal cleaner
  • Millwright
  • Mixer
  • Molder
  • Mud man
  • Nuclear inspector
  • Oil field worker
  • Operating engineer
  • Operator
  • Packer
  • Painter
  • Pipe cutter
  • Pipelayer
  • Pipefitter
  • Plant operator
  • Plumber
  • Poolman
  • Pot fitter
  • Power engineer
  • Powerhouse worker
  • Press operator
  • Process operator
  • Production operator
  • Production worker
  • Pump room operator
  • Reactor plant worker
  • Refinery lab technician
  • Refinery laborer
  • Rice parmer
  • Rigger/assembler
  • Rosin shed worker
  • Roughneck
  • Roustabout
  • Sampler
  • Sandblaster
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Shift foreman
  • Shipping
  • Steamfitter
  • Still cleaner
  • Storeroom clerk
  • Superintendent
  • Supervisor
  • Technician
  • Tester
  • Utilityman
  • Warehouseman
  • Weighmaster
  • Welder
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