HVAC workers had a very unique exposure to asbestos back in the 1950s through the 1970s. In this video, experienced New York mesothelioma attorney Mathew J. Morton speaks about HVAC workers and asbestos exposure in the past.

If you or someone you love was an HVAC worker in the timeframe of the 1950s through the 1970s and have developed mesothelioma or lung cancer, contact us today to arrange a free consultation, we can help.

A lot of HVAC workers went into residential or small commercial buildings to remove old boilers.

Most boilers, because of their size, would require a huge hammer to break up these 400 to 500-pound boilers so they could remove them out of the house in smaller-sized pieces.

Boilers were covered in asbestos insulation since the 1930s and caused these HVAC workers to be exposed to tremendous amounts of asbestos.

The other types of boilers they would remove were called jacketed boilers, where there would be a metal jacket on the outside of the boiler and all the insulation would be on the inside. Regardless of what type of boiler they removed, these HVAC workers were exposed to tons of asbestos every day.

It would take days to disassemble the 400-500 pound boilers to get them out of peoples’ basements.

The installation of new boilers often utilized asbestos-containing materials as well.

HVAC workers used to remove old furnaces. Some of the furnaces were called octopus furnaces, which had several different arms going to ductwork. All of the ductwork on the top of these furnaces were insulated with asbestos-containing materials.

Because of this, the removal of those octopus furnaces caused HVAC workers to be exposed to asbestos.

If you or a loved one were an HVAC worker and removed old boilers and furnaces from residences and commercial buildings, please contact us for a free consultation. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we can help you.

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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.