Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases typically develop in victims who had or have direct exposure working with materials made from asbestos or some other prolonged exposure to the material. Occupations where there is a high risk of this exposure and mesothelioma include:

  • Construction and other trade workers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • HVAC workers
  • Mining
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Railroad workers
  • Shipyard workers