Naval Station Everett – Washington
History of the Naval Station Everett
The Naval Station Everett is considered the newest and most modern U.S. Navy facility. The Naval Station Everett officially opened in 1992 and is located on the northeast shore of Puget Sound in Everett, Washington. The Naval Station Everett now serves as the U.S. Navy’s base in Washington.
The Naval Station Everett is home to the famous USS Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Other vessels docked at the Naval Station Everett include 2 destroyers, 3 frigates, and a Coast Guard buoy tender. The 52 acre station houses the yard, naval offices, quarters, stores, and a 50 room Navy Lodge. The Naval Station Everett has close to 6,000 employees.
Asbestos & the Naval Station Everett
Shipyard workers hold one of the most dangerous occupations for asbestos exposure because ships manufactured before 1980 contain large amounts of asbestos. Naval Station Everett extensively used asbestos in ship building and repair because of its ability to retard flame, withstand high temperatures, and resist friction. Because the health risks of asbestos were unknown, asbestos was used freely at Naval Station Everett. Many Naval Station Everett shipyard workers were exposed to asbestos for long periods of time and are now developing serious and potentially fatal asbestos related diseases, such as:
- Mesothelioma (a cancer affecting the protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs, including the lungs)
- Lung cancer
- Asbestosis (lung tissue scarring)
- Cancer in other organs
Asbestos-related diseases can lay asymptomatic for years. If you think you have been exposed to asbestos while employed at the Naval Station Everett, contact your physician immediately. Next, contact our asbestos lawyers to discuss your rights. Many shipyard companies, like Naval Station Everett, have been successfully sued for failing to warn employees of the dangers of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Injuries at the Naval Station Everett – Washington
If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos at the Naval Station Everett and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, please contact us today to explore your legal options.