What professions are more at risk than others for asbestosis exposure?
Minneapolis workers’ compensation attorney, Dean Salita, explains how trade-businesses like pipe-fitters, plumbers, electricians, or anyone working in buildings with asbestos is at risk for developing asbestosis.
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Everybody is generally at risk. Now, I do the Workers’ Compensation portion of this generally, so people that were in the military or in the service way back when, there was a lot of service-related asbestosis and mesothelioma. My focus is on people who worked, and generally it’s in the trades, through the years where they had exposure to asbestos. The pipefitters, as I said, plumbers, electricians, people who were building the buildings here, people that were working in schools. Any time they were around asbestos, removing it, changing piping, building buildings, working in buildings that had it, they ended up being exposed to asbestos.