Metals & Controls Corp Workers Designated as SEC
Workers for Metals and Controls Corp. Later Acquired By Texas Instruments Diagnosed with Cancer Eligible for Benefits
Metals and Controls Corp. SEC Petition met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation on August 31, 2009
People who worked with radioactive materials at the former Metals and Controls Corp and that have been 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. The Department of Labor Added a New Class to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act’s Special Exposure Cohort for all Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at Metals and Controls Corp. in Attleboro, MA, from January 1, 1952 to December 31, 1967, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees included in the SEC. The act provides compensation and medical benefits to workers who became ill as a result of working in the nuclear weapons industry.
The Metals and Controls Attleboro facility, which was later acquired by Texas Instruments employed people from the Attleboro are in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The plant created uranium foils for reactor experiments and fuel components, built reactor cores for the Naval Reactors program, and fabricated uranium fuel elements for experimental and research reactors.
Survivors, including spouses, children, parents, grandparents or grandchildren of qualified workers may also be entitled to compensation.
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 information about the new Special Exposure Cohort relating to Metals and Controls Corporation and to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you entitled to under the Act, contact Rhode Island Attorney, Gail Balser, by calling (508) 699-2500 Ext 11.