Asbestos drilling mud (part 1)

May 20, 2011 @ 04:23 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi and Texas asbestos drilling mud mesothelioma lawyer, I understand the history of asbestos drilling mud. During the 1960s through the late 1980s, asbestos was used in drilling mud on offshore drilling rigs, onshore drilling rigs and inland drilling barges. As such, if you worked on these drilling rigs and barges, you might have been exposed to asbestos products. Often, pure asbestos fibers was added directly into the drilling mud. Asbestos fibers would give the drilling mud a thicker consistency, as well as give it fireproof protection. When workers had to dump thee bags of asbestos fibers into the drilling mud, they were often not provided with any proper protective equipment. As such, these workers breathed in pure asbestos fibers, potentially causing them serious harm.