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Asbestos In Ohio

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with properties that made it ideal for use in a wide range of applications. It is durable, can be mixed with other materials, acts as an excellent insulator, and is resistant to fire and chemicals. These properties made it attractive for manufacturers and companies to use in their products and buildings. However, it became apparent over time that people who were exposed to asbestos were developing mesothelioma years or decades after inhaling the fibers.

At-Risk Individuals

Workers in certain industries, such as steel, chemical and power, are at a greater risk of asbestos exposure due to the materials they work with on a daily basis. Asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma, but symptoms often do not appear until years or even decades after exposure.

Some industries and job situations put workers at greater risk of asbestos exposure, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Asbestos removal
  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Chemical plants
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Glass
  • Iron and steel mills
  • Insulation
  • Longshore
  • Maritime
  • Mechanical friction products manufacturing
  • Military
  • Plumbing
  • Railroad
  • Shipyard
  • Textile
  • Tire and rubber
  • Utilities
  • Welding

Asbestos exposure risk is not limited to these sites. Schools and homes can jeopardize the lives of children and adults, as can living near a plant or other facility where asbestos is used, or washing the clothes of someone who worked with asbestos.

Some, But Not All, Asbestos Sites in Ohio

Akron Goodyear, Uniroyal Tire
Ashtabula Ashtabula Titanium Plant
Athens EM Poston Power Plant
Barberton Babcock and Wilcox
Belpre Carbon Black, Shell Oil

Shell Chemical

Beverly Muskingum River Power Plant
Brilliant Cardinal Power Plant
Canton Marathon

Republic Steel

Cheshire Kyger Creek Power Plant—Ohio Valley Electric

Gavin Power Plant

Cincinnati Emery Chemical, Redding Power Plant
Cleveland American Shipbuilding

J and L Steel-Jones Laughlin Steel

Republic Steel

LTV Steel-East fka Republic Steel – Cleveland

Ford Stamping Plant

Cole Grove Carlyle Tile Factory
Columbus Kimble Glass

Owens Illinois

Timken Roller Bearing

Westinghouse Electric

Federal Glass

Buckeye Steel

Dayton General Motors

Dayton Malleable-Ironton Iron-Amcast

Detroit Marine City Power Plant
Dilles Bottom Ohio Edison – Dilles Bottom Power Plant

RE Burger Power

Gallipolis Gallipolis Electric Company
Hamilton Armco Coke
Hannibal Consolidated Aluminum-Ormet Aluminum
Haverhill Dow Chemical

Novamont Chemical – Aristech

US Chemical – Aristech

Ironton Alpha Portland Cement

Henrite Products

Dayton Malleable – Ironton Iron-Amcast

Allied Chemical-Ironton Coke-McLouth Steel

Jackson Jackson Iron and Steel
Kenton Occidental Chemical
Lorain Connors Steel-HK Porter-Steel of Lorain

Ford Motor Plant

United States Steel Corp

Lima Clark Refining
Mansfield Armco Steel (also known as Empire Steel)
O’Leary General Motors
Piketon Goodyear Atomic Plant
South Point U.S. Steel
Steubenville Cardinal Powerhouse
Toledo BP Amoco

Edison Electric Powerhouse

Shell Oil


Sun Oil Refinery


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Direct or indirect exposure to asbestos can cause harm and result in mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. toll free or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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