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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

OWCP News Release: [01/21/2010]
Contact Name: Jesse Lawder         Michael Volpe

Phone Number: (202) 693-4659     (202) 693-3984
Release Number: 10-0081-BOS

US Department of Labor notifies former Metals and Controls Corp. workers of possible inclusion in new EEOICPA Special Exposure Cohort designation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is notifying all former Metals and Controls Corp. 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 (EEOICPA) Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). The EEOICPA 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 SEC 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 Corp. in Attleboro, Mass., 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 SEC.

For additional information about the new SEC relating to Metals and Controls Corp. or to schedule an appointment for claim-filing assistance, please contact the Labor Department’s New York Resource Center toll-free at 800-941-3943.

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