Railroad Welders and Lung Cancer

Welders have long been a necessary part of the railroad industry. Welding is necessary to join pieces of metal track, but it is also needed regularly in order to repair and maintain various parts of locomotives and railroad cars. This routine work is done by a method known as electric arc welding, which creates fumes that are toxic and harmful if inhaled.

Unfortunately, railroad welders are clearly at risk for lung disease and lung cancer resulting from these fumes. Don’t let the pain and expense of your lung complications be a burden that you shoulder alone. If you work or worked as a railroad welder, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Call 919-851-3311 to speak with a Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyer at Scudder Seguin, PLLC.

Toxic Fumes

The noxious fumes that railroad welders breathe in on a regular basis are composed of the following elements:

  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Nickel
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Silicates

Since the fumes released will vary depending on the contents of the metal, in order for a lung cancer or lung disease claim to be thorough, the materials used in the welding must be thoroughly investigated.

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If you or someone you love has lung disease or lung cancer and worked as a railroad welder, we want to help you build a strong claim for workers’ comp benefits. For more information, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys at Scudder Seguin, PLLC, by calling 919-851-3311 and learn more about how we can help you build your case.