Workers Sue Philips Lighting [USA]

Author: Vicki Smith, Associated Press, Published on: 18 December 2001

Hundreds of former light bulb factory workers who say they were exposed to mercury, arsenic and other toxic chemicals sued Philips Lighting Co. and several other companies Tuesday...The previous owners - Westinghouse Electric Corp., which opened the factory in 1941, and its successor, Viacom Inc. - are named as co-defendants, along with West Virginia chemical suppliers Chem Quick, Par Chem, Blue Ribbon Paint Co. and Charleston Valve and Fitting Co.

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Related companies: Philips (Royal Philips Electronics) Viacom Westinghouse