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Asbestos Exposure in Shipyards

Maritime and Shipyard Jobs With Links to Asbestos Exposure

The Throneberry Law Group has represented dozens of victims of mesothelioma or other asbestos related diseases who have worked in shipyards in the past. Shipyards are well known for having used asbestos in the past, exposing thousands of innocent, hardworking Americans to the hazards of this dangerous toxin. We offer caring, compassionate legal support to victims of mesothelioma and their families, and will fight for your right to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering.

Maritime and Shipyard Employees

Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that has high resistance to heat and flame. This made it ideal for use in military and private vessels, and when building ships. Below is a list of jobs that had a high risk of exposure to asbestos before the maritime industry eliminated the use of the toxic material:

Shipyard Jobs at Elevated Risk for Exposure to Asbestos
  • Plater
  • Plumber
  • Rodman
  • Turner
  • Crane Operator
  • Truck Loader
  • Pneumatic Tool Operator
  • Pneumatic Helper
  • Riveter
  • Rust Machine Operator
  • Caulker
  • Tool Room Mechanic
  • Cast Ship Mixer
  • Cement Finisher
  • Chipper
  • Combine Shop
  • Pusher
  • Quarterman
  • Cable Puller
  • Weld Checker
  • Welder
  • Coal Engineer
  • Water Tender
  • Cleaner
  • Rivet Bulker
  • Warehouseman
  • Stockman
  • Radiological Technician
  • Production Checker
  • Welder’s Helper
  • Process Controlman
  • Ventilator
  • Rigger
  • Coppersmith
  • Chemist
  • Press Operator
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Apprentice Fitter
  • Production Controller
  • Shipyard Worker
  • Design Specialist
  • Sprayer
  • Technician
  • Bolier Tester
  • Specifications Supervisor
  • Sketcher
  • Ship’s Test Operator
  • Shop Repairman
  • Boiler Operator
  • Shipyard Tooler
  • Test Engineer
  • Shipyard Dump Keeper
  • Shipyard Clerk
  • Shipwright
  • Senior Bay Foreman
  • Shrinker
  • Steel Dipper
  • Boiler Tender
  • Striker
  • Straightener
  • Storekeeper
  • Supervisor
  • Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker Helper
  • Steel Worker
  • Steam Machinist
  • Sweeper
  • Steel Checker
  • Tacker
  • Tank Cleaner
  • Steamfitter
  • Tank Tester
  • Boiler Coverers
  • Steelfitter
  • Senior Analyst
  • Butler Pit Operator
  • Tile Mechanic
  • Blacksmith
  • Tool Control
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Stripheater
  • Shiptender
  • Ship’s Inspector
  • Ship Maintenance Mechanic
  • Scaler
  • Scaffold Foreman
  • Tool Room
  • Captain
  • Tool Room Machinist
  • Sandblaster
  • Sheetmetal Fabricator
  • Burner
  • Boat Operator
  • Plasterer
  • Shipfitters Clerk
  • Shipfitter
  • Bricklayer
  • Shipbuilder
  • Ship cleaner
  • Ship Supervisor
  • Ship Inspector
  • Boat Builder
  • Ship Superintendent
  • Ship Scaler
  • Ship Room Operations
  • Ship Repairman
  • Ship Repair
  • Carpenter
  • Ship Surveyor
  • Naval Architect
  • Nuclear Power Inspector
  • Leader Man
  • Field Engineer
  • Naval Plant Maintenance
  • Naval Engineer
  • Loftsman
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
  • Erector
  • Molder
  • Liftman
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • Mold Loft Worker
  • Lineman
  • Lagger
  • Hod Carrier
  • Operations Specialist
  • Engine Fitter
  • Hydraulic mechanic
  • Engine Room Mechanic
  • Hull Maitenance Technician
  • Hull Foreman
  • Engine Room Steam Crew
  • Estimator
  • Engine Room Wiper
  • Oil burner Serviceman
  • Engineer
  • Lather
  • Maintenance
  • Equipment Operator
  • Hot Blast Man
  • Millwright
  • Engine Room supervisor
  • Marine Engineer
  • Material Handler
  • Material Analyst
  • Machinist
  • Machinist Helper
  • Marker
  • Fireman
  • Marine Machinist
  • Material Supervisor
  • Marine Electrician
  • Marine Carpenter
  • Grinder
  • Marine Bull Wiper
  • Maintenance
  • General Foreman
  • Marine Painter
  • Heat Treater
  • Fireroom
  • Firewatcher
  • Longshoreman
  • Merchant Sea Chipper
  • Fleet Worker
  • Mechanic’s Helper
  • Material Runner
  • Design Specialist
  • Foundry worker
  • Forger
  • Mechanic
  • Forklift Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Materials Clerk
  • Hull Department Supervisor
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Joiner
  • Dockman
  • Pipefitter’s helper
  • Pipe Coverer
  • Iron Worker
  • Installer
  • Draftsman
  • Electric Tester
  • Insulation
  • Piece Work Counter
  • Pipe Hanger
  • Insulation Helper
  • Janitor
  • Installer Refrigeration/HVAC equipment
  • Ordnance Equipment Mechanic
  • Pipefitter
  • Oiler
  • Dry Dock
  • Insulator’s Helper
  • Pipe Welder
  • Drill Press operator
  • Pipe Foreman
  • Electrician
  • Painter
  • Electronic Mechanic
  • Physical Tester
  • Electronic Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Inspector
  • Outside Machinist
  • Insulator
  • Laborer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Insulation Machinist
  • Electrician Helper
Maritime Jobs at an Increased Risk for Exposure to Asbestos
  • Caulker
  • Lagger
  • Licensed Electrical Engineer
  • Plumber
  • Insulator
  • Third Engineer
  • Construction Mechanic
  • Third Operating Mechanic
  • Boiler Operator
  • Pipefitter
  • Chief Engineer
  • Fireman
  • Water Tender
  • Maintenance
  • Licensed Engineer
  • Boilertender
  • Oiler
  • Deck Engine Mechanic
  • Qualified Mechanic Engine Department
  • Wiper
  • Shipfitter
  • Captian
  • Deckhand
  • Engineman
  • Tankerman
  • Steamfitter
  • Boilermaker
  • Pumpman
  • Shipwright
  • Electrician
  • Fireman/Watertender
  • Millwright
  • Refrigeration Engineer
  • Engine Room Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Stoker
  • Engine Maintenance Man
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