Known Asbestos Worksites

Because asbestos was such a valued and versatile product, it made its way into many worksites throughout the United States. This exposure presents an enormous danger to a broad cross-section of the population, as all of us have been exposed to asbestos at one time or another. Even though asbestos has been phased out of many worksites since the 1980s, millions suffered prior exposure multiple times every day.

A few common worksites where asbestos concentration is highest include:

Most people are surprised when they learn where asbestos is found.


Asbestos manufacturers– obvious sources of asbestos exposure, including the surrounding towns, ecosystems, and water supplies used by the plant.

Automobile parts manufacture and repairparticularly of brakes, gaskets, and clutches that used asbestos in their linings to reduce heat damage caused by friction.

Shipbuilding – in supplies used for insulation and welding materials.

Oil Refineries need substantial asbestos containment materials to prevent potential fire hazards.

Power Plants – Asbestos was used to insulate the thousands of incoming and outgoing wires and to reduce heat damage to delicate electronic systems.

Construction Sites used asbestos for protection for welders and in insulation. Modern cement also contains significant asbestos.

Cement Plants – Cement contains asbestos to provide strength and also heat insulation.

Is there any other way to contract deadly diseases like mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer?

Working in these sites was not the only danger. Tiny airborne asbestos particles settled on the hair and clothes of many workers, which were carried home with them. Once these particles enter the home, they spread through the living area where they resettle on furniture, bedding, and clothing.  Anyone entering the home is potentially at risk of developing mesothelioma.  Consequently, cases of mesothelioma and asbestos-related conditions are frequently found in the families of those who worked in asbestos sites.

The dangers of asbestos were not left behind at the worksite. If you or your family has suffered because of residual asbestos exposure, you should seek legal counsel without delay. There's no need to suffer from the negligence of a short-sighted industry. The law limits how much time you have to file your claim, so hesitation can end your case before it begins. The financial security of your family is in your hands. Contact a lawyer today.

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Known Asbestos Worksites updated on 1/18/2007 as more sites are found we will list them. 1/11/2012