Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawyers

Construction workers are exposed to a variety of health hazards every day. These men and women have the potential for becoming sick, ill, and disabled for life. The construction industry brings a challenging mix of traditional hazards mixed with the new. Besides age-old threats of silica, lead, and asbestos, workers must contend with hazardous modern chemicals and advanced material. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), these chemical hazards can be in the form of gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, fibers, and mists. All of these hazardous chemicals can cause serious health injuries. 

Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

OSHA published a list of chemical hazards and toxic substances for the construction industry including the following:

  • Acrylonitrile
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium (VI)
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Inorganic arsenic
  • Lead
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Methylenedianiline (MDA) – a light-brown crystalline solid with a faint amino-like odor. MDA is primarily used to coat exterior surfaces, such as concrete structures, pipes, and floors. These surfaces located inside or outside of buildings, usually are coated by spray or roll-on application.
  • Vinyl chloride
  • 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane

If you or a loved one have been exposed to toxic chemicals on a construction site, contact our team of attorneys at McEldrew Young today. Don’t hesitate to contact our team today by filling out our form or calling 1-800-590-4116. We are hard-working lawyers for hard-working people.

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