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It would depend on what the buddy statement was about. My husband got buddy statements for his asbestos exposure -- and several of his former co-workers attested to the fact that they had been exposed to asbestos while working as electricians. He also sent a statement which summarized who these people were and summarizing THEIR statements:


To substantiate my own statements of asbestos exposure, and to provide evidence in support of the lack of screening programs, I am submitting statements from four former co-workers. The attached statements from my supervisor, two cohorts, and a subordinate (all in the time frame of 1979 - 1982, while I was an electrician at xxx) substantiate the lack of any screening program in general, while, at the same time, support my contention of repeated asbestos exposure.

1. A copy of a written statement from xxx who was a Staff Sergeant in the Interior Electrical Shop in Civil Engineering at Scott xxx. This statement indicates the type of work we did exposed us to asbestos, which is consistent with my statements. His statement also reports asbestos in poor condition in many of the buildings. This statement also indicates the electricians began to get training on proper asbestos removal in the late 80’s (which is well after I had cross trained into another field). x

2. A copy of a written statement from xxxx, who was a Master Sergeant and an electrician at xxx. This statement also substantiates the same type of work and asbestos conditions. This statement also indicates protective gear, and worker safety programs were not in place at that time.

3. A copy of a written statement from xxx, who was my immediate supervisor in the Interior Electrical Shop at xxx This statement also indicates asbestos exposure – as his statement discusses learning about the hazards of asbestos in the buildings I had been working in during the hazmat programs, which were started sometime in the 80’s.

4. A copy of a written statement from xxxx, who was a Master Sergeant who replaced me as the NCOIC of the Interior Electrical Shop at xxx. This statement also substantiates the type of work we did as electricians, the asbestos exposure, and the lack of protective equipment at that time.

I would also make sure they signed a Statement in Support of Claim Form - and write their statement on it - or attach their statement to it.


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