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Rockwell to Pay $100,000 to 2 Workers With Cancer

Rockwell International will pay more than $100,000 to two former workers who claimed they got cancer from radioactive exposures in the 1950s and 1960s at the company’s Canoga Park plant and its Santa Susana Field Laboratory west of Chatsworth.

Without admitting liability, Rockwell has agreed to pay $17,500 to Billy Irvin Johnson, 63, of Simi Valley, a former radiation safety officer, and $85,000 to Roger N. Beam, 78, of Victorville, a former lab technician and task engineer. Both settlements, arising from workers’ compensation claims, were approved within the last two weeks.

Rockwell officials were not available for comment.


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