The Bell, ABB, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many seaman in the navy (e.g. working on boilers, evaporators etc.) may face today after past potential asbestos exposure – mesothelioma.
A brief summary of the facts include:
- Richard Bell served in the U.S. Navy from September 1960 to September 1964 on board the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt from January 1961 to November 1962.
- The seamen assigned to “B” division had various duties, including the operation of boilers and evaporators, taking care of fuel, the loading of stores and ammo, firefighting, and other duties.
- Loveless testified that packing was utilized aboard the Roosevelt on emergency feed pumps and valves. Loveless thought the packing was manufactured by John Crane, Crane, and/or Garlock.
- Plaintiff alleges asbestos exposure from Decedent’s work aboard the Roosevelt.
- This work occurred while the vessel traveled navigable waters as well as while the ship was dry-docked.
The court ruled: Reversing. To find out more on the case, see Case No. 13-CV-1338-SMY-SCW – November 24, 2015.
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