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Asbestos Poisoning / Texas Lawsuit #52895

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1978
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(Studio) Asbestos workers win in lawsuit against, among others, federal government reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Tyler, Texas) Health dangers from asbestos dust described. Alvie Lee Howard's physician's diagnosis of Howard's lung cancer and statement that it's caused by asbestos fibers noted; Howard worked in asbestos plant eastern of Dallas, making insulation for Navy ships. [HOWARD - describes amount of dust in plant.] Details given of health problems and some deaths of men who worked in plant and lack of any help from company or government [Foreman Billy WILLIAMSON - became unable to breathe, but thought nothing of it because knew nothing about it.] Outcome of lawsuit in Tyler, Texas, with regard to this plant and workers cited; other lawsuits with regard to asbestos poisoning pending. [MAN - says it could have been helped, but no warning was given.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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