This notice in the PDN came to our attention. The firms can answer questions about the well-known ongoing exposures to crumbling asbestos faced by past and current workers.
From the Bergman
“By 1930, the Crown Zellerbach Corporation was aware the dangerous of the asbestos used to insulate its paper mills. Reports show that it wasn’t until the 1980s that the plant began to recognize and warn employees of the dangers of asbestos.”
“In the fifty years between, nearly all mill employees were at risk.
“In particular, those who were present during mill shutdowns and boiler maintenance may have been exposed to increased quantities of asbestos dust. Emergency repairs had the potential to shed stressed insulation as mechanical junctions were broken and replaced. Those working on the steam ventilation systems also came into contact with the material.” – Source: Berman Legal website.
After all these years of officials telling us that the PTPC mill workers’ nearly universal asbestos exposure is “not their problem”, asbestos vendors and suppliers will pay the Crown Z employees for being exposed to asbestos.
As someone who noticed the original notice said, “33 years later. I wonder what percentage of the exposed Crown Z employees are still alive, and if their beneficiaries will receive some of the money.”
We hope that this is a first step toward all workers being compensated and the mill cleaning up the situation.