Senate bill helps Libby asbestos workers but denies help to many who processed Libby ore

January 31, 2006

disGraceful: Court Transcript: Worker Testimony



Q: Did that process create any dust?

A: Yes.

Q: Can you describe that dust for us?

A: Grayish, like gray -- you know.

Q: Did you see that in the area?

A: Yes.

Q: Did you ever see any of that kind of dust on your clothes?

A: Yes.

Q: Ever see any on your body or your skin?

A: Yes.

Q: Every day?

A: Yes.

Q: How often?

A: Every day, eight hours a day.

Q: You told us something about working in, I guess the silos?

A: Right.

Q: How big are the silos?

A: Well, I never did measure but it would hold a couple of car loads and about 20 tons of vermiculite.

Q: Was it as big as this room?

A: No, it wasn't that big. You could put two of them

Source: Freeman v. W.R. Grace, et al. 1990.