If you or a family member worked in the Coke Oven Division of Bethlehem Steel Corporation or any other coke oven facility in Western New York, or Elsewhere, you should consider the following:
- Coke oven emissions are a cause of lung cancer and other cancers;
- Coke oven emissions are composed of gases and dust which are harmful to your lungs and skin;
- A final coke oven emissions standard was not put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) until 1979;
- Former coke oven workers, even if they smoked cigarettes, may have valuable claims that can be pursued in Court against companies such as Koppers and Wilputte.
If you believe that you or a family member are suffering from or died as a result of a cancer from work on top of or along side coke oven batteries, you should consult a lawyer with experience in pursuing cases for cancer caused by exposure to coke oven emissions.
Our Western New York firm has experience in this area: Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford.