Man names 81 companies in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Cabell County man named 81 companies as defendants in an asbestos suit for his father's death.

CHARLESTON -- A Cabell County man named 81 companies as defendants in an asbestos suit for his father's death.

Forrest E. Edwards worked for approximately 30 years at Union Carbide Corporation as a laborer and millwright, according to a complaint filed Oct. 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Dwight Edwards, Forrest E. Edwards' son, claims his father was directly and indirectly exposed to various insulating and building materials that contained asbestos and asbestos fibers.

Forrest E. Edwards was diagnosed with mesothelioma and died Oct. 19, 2008, according to the suitl

Dwight Edwards claims the defendants failed to take reasonable precautions to warn his father of the danger of being exposed to the asbestos products.

Dwight Edwards is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by William K. Schwartz.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 81 defendants named in the suit are A.W. Chesterton Company; Amchem Products, Inc.; Anchor Packing; Aurora Pump Company; Bayer Cropscience; Benjamin F. Shaw Company; 4520 Corp., Inc.; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Cameron International Corporation; Catalytic Construction Company; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc.; the Dow Chemical Company; Dezurik, Inc.; Eaton Electrical, Inc.; Elliott Company; Fisher Controls International, Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowserve US Inc., f/k/a Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc., a/k/a Nordstrom Valves; FMC Corporation; Ford, Bacon & Davis, LLC; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Foster Wheeler U.S.A. Corporation; the Gage Company; General Electric Company; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Georgia Pacific, LLC; Gordon Gaskets & Packing Co.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Company; Henry Vogt Machine Company; Honeywell International f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll Rand Company; Invensys Systems, Inc.; ITT Corporation; John Crane, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; 3M Company; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met Pro Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Meuller Steam Specialty; Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; National Service Industries, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; North Bros., Inc.; NSI Ventures, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Onyx Industrial Services, Inc.; Owens Illinois, Inc.; Peerless Pumps, Inc.; Perkinelmer Instruments; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; SFB Companies, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (U.S.A.), LLC; Stockham Valves & Fittings; Surface Combustion, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the Gorman-Rupp Company; the William Powell Company; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC a/k/a Crosby Valve, Inc.; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC a/k/a Lunkenheimer Valves; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Corporation; Uniroyal, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; Waukesha Cherry-Burrell; West Virginia Electric Supply; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-1835

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