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Have you or a loved one become a cancer victim as a result of working at Texas Instruments | Metals & Controls in Attleboro, Massachusetts? Let us help insure you receive the entire compensation that you are entitled to. If you or a loved one worked at the Attleboro site at any time from 1950 to 1967 contact us today for a free consultation.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Metals and Controls Corp. workers who fell ill may be eligible for benefits

Metals and Controls Corp. workers who fell ill may be eligible for benefits

By Gerry Tuoti, Staff Writer
GateHouse News Service
Posted Jan 28, 2010 @ 11:37 PM

People who worked with radioactive materials at the former Metals and Controls Corp. — including those from Taunton — and were diagnosed with certain types of cancer may be eligible for up to $150,000 in compensation and benefits under a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“Essentially, this program is designed to provide compensation and medical benefits for workers who became ill as a result of working in the atomic weapons industry,” Department of Labor spokesman Ted Fitzgerald said.

Metals and Controls’ Attleboro facility, which was later acquired by Texas Instruments, employed people from across the Taunton area in the 1950s and 60s. The plant created uranium foils for reactor experiments and fuel components, built complete reactor cores for the Naval Reactors program, and fabricated uranium fuel elements for experimental and research reactors.

Former employees who worked there for at least 250 days between 1952 and 1967 and have one of 22 specific types of cancer may be eligible for benefits or compensation. If the employee is no longer living, his or her qualified survivors, including spouses, children, parents, grandparents or grandchildren, may also be eligible for compensation.

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, which provides compensation for people who became ill due to working in the nuclear industry, recently extended coverage to former Metals and Controls employees.

Former employees or survivors can get additional information about the program or make an appointment for assistance with filing a claim by calling the Labor Department’s resource center.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Former Texas Instruments workers may be eligible for benefits

Former Texas Instruments workers may be eligible for benefits

By Staff reports
GateHouse News Service
Posted Jan 21, 2010 @ 01:41 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor is notifying all former Metals and Controls Corporation (also known as Texas Instruments) workers who worked for the company between 1952 and 1967 about a new class of employees added to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act’s Special Exposure Cohort. The act provides compensation and medical benefits to workers who became ill as a result of working in the nuclear weapons industry. Survivors of
qualified workers may also be entitled to benefits.

A worker who is included in a designated Special Exposure Cohort class of employees, and who is diagnosed with one of 22 specified cancers, may receive a presumption of causation under the EEOICPA. The new SEC class of former employees includes all atomic weapons employees who worked at Metals and Controls Corporation in Attleboro from Jan. 1, 1952, to Dec. 31, 1967, for at least 250 workdays occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with workdays within other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.

For additional information about the new Special Exposure Cohort relating to Metals and Controls Corporation or to schedule an appointment for contact Attorney Gail Balser at (508) 409-8280 or go to her website at www.ticancervictims.com to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.