The Bath Iron Works Shipyard was established in Bath, Maine in 1888.  Historically, the shipyard has produced everything from U.S. Navy Ships to modern warships and private yachts. However, former employees of Bath Iron Works are at high risk for asbestos diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Throughout the twentieth century, employees of Bath Iron Works endured significant asbestos exposure as a result of their work at the shipyard. This exposure resulted from the boilers, pipes and turbines throughout the ships that were insulated with asbestos. Other sources of asbestos exposure at the shipyard included equipment such as gaskets, fireproofing, cement and other electrical equipment.

During World War II, Bath Iron Works was at the height of its production building Navy Destroyers. Bath Iron Works was known for its quality product and fast work. Asbestos was heavily used in the construction of these ships, especially in the engine and boiler rooms. Asbestos was an important part of fireproofing vessels below deck, and these steam powered ships required large amounts of asbestos insulation.

Workers at Bath Iron works, including pipefitters, insulators, electricians, welders and those in their vicinity were exposed to asbestos during the construction and maintenance of vessels at Bath Iron Works. The attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have gathered a vast amount of information about the type and variety of asbestos-containing products used at Bath Iron Works. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos at Bath Iron Works, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.