The plaintiff says the machinery released toxic chemical fumes.

A man who worked for a cabinet company says he developed respiratory problems after being exposed to toxic chemicals in the machinery.

The man filed a lawsuit against the company and machine supplier.

He claims that the toxic chemicals came from a machine that glues veneer to cabinet surfaces called an edge bander, which required a special adhesive.

The glue was supplied in solid form and had to be heated inside the edge bander to attach the veneer.

The litigant claims that the adhesive was polyurethane that emitted diphenyl methane diisocyanate, a toxic chemical that caused damage to his lungs.

The former worker is asking for more than $150,000 in damages for medical bills, loss of income and court fees.

Source: Madison Record

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