Babcock and Wilcox was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Babcock & Wilcox produced various types of equipment used to contain high temperatures and resist extreme heat. The equipment manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox was primarily used in power generation machinery, such as boiler systems and steam systems. This power generation machinery utilized asbestos for its heat resistant properties.

Babcock & Wilcox used the following asbestos-containing products: insulation, gaskets, heat seals, rope packing, block and millboard. These asbestos-containing products were then used in Babcock and Wilcox’s boilers, furnaces, power equipment, coal pulverizers and other types of refractory equipment that utilized high-temperatures. 

Exposure to Babcock & Wilcox products occurred in jobsites, such as factories, that had a Babcock & Wilcox boiler. Workers who installed, repaired, and maintained these boilers, as well as workers in the nearby vicinity were at risk of asbestos exposure. Other workers who were at risk of asbestos exposure from Babcock & Wilcox products include the following: insulators, pipefitters, electricians, millwrights, plumbers, shipbuilders, shipyard workers, naval veterans and submarine crews. 

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Babcock & Wilcox filed for bankruptcy in 2000. In connection with the bankruptcy reorganization, the company put aside money for current and future asbestos victims in a bankruptcy settlement trust.

The attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have gathered a vast amount of information about the type and variety of asbestos-containing products manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox. It is important to secure legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one were exposed to a product manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.