Did You Work At Combustion Engineering?
Combustion Engineering’s facility in Chattanooga was enormous. It occupied many acres near the foot of Lookout Mountain, mostly running along between the Tennessee River and Riverside Drive.
River access was critical to the CE facility in Chattanooga because it manufactured turbines, reactor vessels, and other large pieces of power-generating equipment. When completed, these pieces of equipment had to be transported to their ultimate destination by barge. General Electric (GE), Westinghouse, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Navy were some of the customers for CE’s Chattanooga facility.
At its peak in 1976, Combustion Engineering employed over 5,700 workers in Chattanooga. Many of those workers were members of either the Boilermakers union or the Machinists union. CE also used the services of outside contractors on many occasions, which brought many other tradesmen or craftsmen, including insulators, onto the site.
Many forms of asbestos and asbestos-containing products were used in, on or around these pieces of power-generating equipment when they were being made at CE’s facility in Chattanooga. As a result, CE employees of outside contractors who worked at CE and, unfortunately, even the family members of those individuals are at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
If you or a loved one worked at Combustion Engineering and developed an asbestos-related disease, an attorney can help you bring a claim. These claims are complex, but an experienced asbestos lawyer can help you through the process of bringing a claim and seeking justice for the harmful poisonous exposure.
At the law firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, our attorneys have been helping clients with asbestos-related legal claims since the 1970s. We can help you with every aspect of your claim and provide you with the support you need.
Asbestos At The Chattanooga CE Facility
Besides the large power-generating equipment made in Chattanooga, the Combustion Engineering company as a whole also made products for several other industries, including the construction industry. The company manufactured over 30 products that contained asbestos, including:
- Protective coating
- Joint material
Asbestos particles are small, and they can puncture the mesothelial cells in the lungs and other internal organs. Over time, this can lead to irritation that develops into mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
It can take 15, 20 or even 40 years for symptoms to appear after exposure. However, even after all this time, you still have a right to compensation from the injuries you have suffered. Our attorneys will help clients who have developed serious injuries because of asbestos exposure. We also represent families that have lost loved ones due to asbestos exposure while working at Combustion Engineering and other facilities across Tennessee.
Speak With A Lawyer In A Free Consultation
Contact our firm soon after you or a loved one is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. We offer a free initial consultation to help you understand your rights, your options and how we can help you. Call us at 423-933-2738 (888-778-6575 toll free) or contact us online.