This case involves a ship worker who worked in the shipping industry for 7 years. The worker started working on board ships as a helper removing valves from engine and boiler rooms to be reconditioned. When he was removing the valves, he had to remove insulation that created lots of dust. The worker eventually became a specialist on overhauling valves. His job involved removing old insulation from the valves and putting new wicking and rope packing in the valves. Both of these jobs created lots of asbestos dust. The worker did not know about asbestos but noticed that the rope was “dry, white and powdery.” When the worker cut the rope, it produced a lot of dust. The worker regularly breathed the dust and it remained all over his clothes and his hands. The rope that the worker used contained a maximum asbestos percentage of 90%. The worker later began experiencing shortness of breath and was diagnosed with mesothelioma. The worker was later told by his doctor that his cancer was terminal. The worker sued the manufacturer of the asbestos rope for causing his disease.