Trial Needed in Asbestos Suit To Determine Knowledge Level

July 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;7/10/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 2, p19
Trade Publication
The article reports that a Pennsylvania court has ruled that the widow of a man who worked with asbestos insulation had the right to pursue her lawsuit against the owner of the plant in which her husband worked, even though her husband was employed by an independent contractor. Fred Chenot, an employee of independent contractor Phillip Carey, was exposed to asbestos particles for the first time while working at Koppers Co. Inc.'s plant in Kobuta in 1950-1951. Chenot was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1998. He sued many defendants, including Beazer East Inc., the successor to Koppers.


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