Xerox Corporation employees and independent contractors, including pipe coverers, bricklayers, plasterers, roofers, sheet metal workers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, drywallers, and mechanical contractors were exposed to asbestos dust and fibers during the construction and maintenance of their facilities. Workers who handled asbestos-containing materials and those who worked in the vicinity have an elevated risk of developing mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Asbestos materials were used throughout the Xerox facilities, including their New York Facilities located in Webster, Henrietta, Farmington, Utica and Canandaigua. The buildings themselves utilized construction materials such as wall insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, sheetrock, fireproofing and wherever protection was needed from excessive heat or energy that was being generated. Contaminated areas such as boiler rooms were encapsulated with asbestos with the use of gaskets, pumps, gauges, boilers and piping needing asbestos insulation. Anyone who worked in construction or maintenance of the facilities unknowingly exposed themselves and their families to asbestos in their normal, everyday work duties. And families had second-hand exposure to microscopic asbestos fibers as workers go home and have their work clothes laundered.

*Base of the brutalist-style 30-story Xerox Tower building in Rochester, New York. When it was built in 1967, it was the tallest building made of poured-in-place exposed aggregate concrete. It is the tallest building in Rochester, as well as the third tallest building in New York outside of New York City and the headquarters of Xerox Corporation. Xerox departed the building in 2018.

Our attorneys have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos-containing products to which our clients were exposed.  If you or a loved one once worked at the Xerox facilities and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

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*Image credit:  Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Carol M. Highsmith [reproduction number LC-DIG-highsm-52736]