Trinity Marine Group – Texas
The Trinity Marine Group operates over 20 shipyards nationwide with a base in Dallas, Texas. Trinity Marine’s facilities are strategically located on U.S. island waterways to ensure rapid delivery of completed vessels to customers.
History of the Trinity Marine Group
In 1996, the Trinity Marine Group went public and its shipyard business boomed. However, a year later numerous lawsuits were filed against the Trinity Marine Group due to unsatisfactory production quality. In this crisis, Halter Marine Group Inc. purchased the majority of Trinity Marine Group shares and added Trinity Marine Group to its corporation of shipyards.
The lawsuits continued against the Trinity Marine Group. In 2002, J. Russell Flowers filed a lawsuit against the Trinity Marine Group. The lawsuit alleged that 6 barges purchased from the Trinity Marine Group were corroded. Similar lawsuits were filed against the Trinity Marine Group for barge corrosion.
Trinity Marine Group Functions
Trinity Marine Group workers build and repair all vessel types including:
- Tank barges
- Fiberglass hopper barge covers
- Cargo barges
- Yachts and other luxury vessels
The Trinity Marine Group also manufactures barge components, deck hardware, and other marine machinery.
Asbestos at the Trinity Marine Group
The Trinity Marine Group has also been the subject of lawsuits filed by its shipyard workers diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases due to asbestos exposure. Prior to the 1980s, the health dangers of asbestos were unknown and no regulations or special precautions were taken when handling asbestos.
Asbestos was used extensively in many U.S. shipyards, including the Trinity Marine Group’s shipyards. Unfortunately, shipyard workers were exposed to high levels of asbestos for prolonged periods. There are many serious and possibly fatal diseases caused by asbestos exposure including:
- Mesothelioma (a cancer of the protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs, including the lungs)
- lung cancer
- asbestosis (lung tissue scarring)
- cancer in other body organs
Asbestos-related diseases, such as Mesothelioma may take 40 years to surface. Trinity Marine Group workers exposed to asbestos may have brought the dust home to their families. Asbestos dust can often adhere to hair, clothing, and shoes. As a result, spouses and children of Trinity Marine Group workers may have been indirectly exposed to asbestos. Recently, health complications of asbestos exposure have been diagnosed in Trinity Marine Group workers and their family members.
Asbestos Injuries at Trinity Marine Group – Texas
If you or a loved were exposed to asbestos at the Trinity Marine Group shipyards and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition, contact us today to determine if you have a case and are entitled to compensation.