Free BBQ Event & Polaris Giveaway Set for Former INDSPEC Workers

All former employees of the INDSPEC Chemical Corporation’s plant and their families are invited to attend the First Annual INDSPEC Workers BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2-8 p.m. at the Millerstown Inn in Chicora.

Admission to the event is free of charge and includes a barbeque dinner, live music, and prizes awarded every 30 minutes, including the grand prize of a new Polaris side-by-side.

The INDSPEC Workers BBQ is sponsored by Mickey Robb, a local attorney with the national law firm Bailey Glasser LLP, who has worked closely with area chemical plant employees for more than two decades.

Robb said the event is simply his way of giving back to a community of longtime plant workers, many of whom have been his clients and become his friends.

“I’ve represented several individuals and their families in the Petrolia area who have been devastated by cancer-related illnesses like lung cancer and mesothelioma caused by asbestos in the chemical plants,” Robb said. “If there are former chemical plant workers in the region who are suffering from asbestos exposure, I want them to know our firm can help them.”

In his career to date, Robb has secured more than $100 million in trial verdicts and individual settlements for his clients, representing mostly plant and factory workers who have contracted mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis from their workplaces.

In March 2020, The Wall Street Journal featured Robb’s successful representation of a retired college professor who contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos-contaminated buildings at Penn State University’s main campus.

Cancer caused by asbestos exposure takes from 20-60 years to develop, Robb said, a period of time known as the latency period. This means most victims are unaware their cancer may have been caused by asbestos exposure decades ago, which is often the case with chemical plant workers.

“The INDSPEC plant may have shut down years ago, but its former workers will never be forgotten, especially those who are ill today. We’re here to celebrate their many accomplishments and help them in any way we can,” said Robb. “We invite all former INDSPEC workers and their families to join us.”

For more information on the INDSPEC Workers BBQ, contact Bailey Glasser’s local office (412) 430-0391.

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