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