Some of you guts have seen me post answers to anyone I could help with
machine problems ...now I desperatly need your help ... not with a machine
but with my future.
Does anyone know if the old Hanson-Van Winkle or M&T plating equipment was
ever mentioned as having asbestos ?
I was exposed to airborne asbestos, filed a complaint and now the company is
saying I planted it.
Odd that they are replacing all the other old units and trashing the
Don't smoke and the asbestos was no big deal but the way the boss walked
away when I asked him to have it ( suspected asbestos) checked . Then got
Pissed after HR made him get it checked. That started a 7 month campaign of
suspensions harassment and then fired. This after 4 years of a spotless
Then the icing on the cake was their accusing me of planting the asbestos
I'm positive it was manufactured with asbestos. The company has 3 or more
units still in service with the same piece of equipment but is busting balls
to get them replaced and out of the plant.
Once out ... I can never prove my case
I've never dealt with them, but their webpage advertises that they
specialize in "asbestos literature and product research" in the way of old
advertisments and product literature. Hanson-Van Winkle-Munning appears in
the list of companies they have info about (but not necessarily asbestos
info). Might be worth a shot.
Well, you need some good legal advice. I'm curious if a complaint to
what ever your state has OSHA or department of environmental quality /
EPA would get as a response.
We had a guy that shoots at our club that tested high for lead and we
had MIOSHA trying to investigate a sportsman's club with no paid
members. That was a suprise. The guy shoots a lot and casts his own
bullets. The test was made by his private physician but all positive
lead level tests over a certain level are forwarded to the State of
Michigan. So much for medical privacy.
That is another story but the point is that certain items really get
the government interested.
Just out of curiosity, are you having health problems due to this or
are your problems more along the lines of being run off and screwed
out of your accumulated benefit package you have worked long and hard
Exposure to asbestoes isn't something that causes instant harm and to
some degree has been overblown. I am speaking from the perspective of
someone that worked for a firm that was driven into bankrupcy from
wordprocessor lawsuits from greedy lawyers riding the current payday
at the time. If you are having medical issues, I would keep an open
mind about other causes.
I hope you are able to get a proper resolution.