If you or a loved one worked at the GM Foundry located in Tonawanda, New York, and were diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma, call us for a free consultation. We’ve represented countless employees out of the GM Foundry plant. Watch this video by experienced Buffalo mesothelioma attorney Mathew J. Morton to learn more about asbestos exposure at the GM Foundry and how we can help you.

Prior to federal regulations imposed in the 1970s, asbestos-containing materials were applied to hot surfaces in many foundries, including the GM Foundry in Tonawanda, New York. Asbestos was used due to its fire-resistant and insulating qualities.

At the Tonawanda plant, cupolas (or furnaces) were used to melt and pour metal to create castings and parts. Asbestos insulation covered the cupolas pipes and ducts. The huge cupolas in that plant were used to melt the metal that was then sent over to the engine plant to make engine parts. Those cupolas were constantly being repaired and replaced.

There was a huge project in the 1950s and 1960s where they installed new cupolas. All these furnaces were covered in asbestos insulation. Outside contractors came in and did both the sheet metal work and the actual insulation work, exposing the workers in the Foundry to asbestos.

If you worked at the GM Foundry and were diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us for a free consultation. We can help you navigate your General Motors asbestos exposure lawsuit.

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Since 1995, the attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have been helping clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, NY, who have been injured due to asbestos exposure. Through our tireless efforts, we have helped to shape and reform asbestos laws throughout the state of New York. We have a full team of lawyers devoted to representing people exposed to asbestos.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us today and we will schedule an appointment to come to your home and meet with you and your family to explain your legal rights.