Welders sue manufacturers over alleged hazards

January 2004
Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation;Jan2004, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p6
Trade Publication
Reports on the class action lawsuit filed by Philadelphia welders against several manufacturers of welding products in the U.S. Accusation on the manufacturers for harmful fumes creation; List of companies being accused; Risk in the exposure of hazards.


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