Pratt & Whitney - North Haven: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:41 by admin
Pratt & Whitney, a designer of aircraft engines, jet propulsion systems, and gas turbines, is investigating the possibility that toxins at its North Haven, Connecticut plant are causing brain cancer in employees. Several cases of brain cancer have been confirmed among employees who worked at the plant between 1972 and 2000. At least nineteen former workers have died.

A recent Connecticut Department of Public Health investigation was inconclusive. Pratt recently hired a professor of biostatistics to help determine if the brain cancers are a coincidence or something more. Several cases involved a rare but deadly cancer known as glioblastoma. Advanced forms of this cancer are almost always fatal.

Some families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation. The lawsuits claim employees were exposed to toxic chemicals that eventually led to their deaths.

See your doctor if you work in the Pratt & Whitney facility and you have experienced serious health problems that you believe may be associated with your employment. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Specific Contaminated Sites
  2. Cancer
  3. Glioblastoma: Overview
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