By: Caitlin Hoff
The past few years have brought awareness to an old occupational health risk appearing in a modern industry. Workers who manipulate “engineered stone” countertops are falling ill with a disease known as silicosis. Silicosis is a potentially deadly disease that takes the lives of 100 American workers each year. As concern and awareness grow around the safety of handling “engineered stone,” many workers who frequently work with materials containing silica are filing silica dust exposure lawsuits. Read more.