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Asbestos in West Virginia

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with several properties that made it ideal for use in a wide range of applications. It’s 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 that people who were exposed to asbestos were developing mesothelioma years or decades after inhaling the fibers. Asbestos was used at many trades and jobsites, including:

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

If you were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma or other illnesses, call us now at 877-341-2595 or contact us online.

At-Risk Individuals

Blue collar workers — including construction workers, brake specialists, building renovators, insulators, pipefitters, carpenters, electricians, boilermakers and sheet metal workers — have a greater risk of developing mesothelioma because of their job sites and the tools they used.

Individuals were likely to be exposed to asbestos if they worked in:

  • Railroad yards

  • Chemical plants

  • Foundries

  • Machine shops

  • Glass factories

  • Power plants

  • Steel mills

  • Construction


Family members of employees from these industries are also more likely to develop mesothelioma because asbestos fibers would cling to the workers’ clothes, carrying the dangerous material back to their homes.

Some, But Not All, Asbestos Sites in West Virginia

If you worked at any of the following sites, you may have been exposed to asbestos:

Asbestos Site Company Name
Albright Albright Power Station
Alloy Union Carbide-Elkem Metals
Anmoore Union Carbide Chemical Plant
Apple Grove Goodyear
Beech Bottom DuPont Parkersburg-Washington
Beech Bottom Beech Bottom Power Station
Beech Bottom Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Fabrication Plant
Belle DuPont Chemical Plant
Belle Diamond Shamrock
Belle Occidental Chemical
Bluefield N & W/Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
Cabin Creek Cabin Creek Power Station
Captina Kammer Power Station
Captina Mitchell Power Station
Charleston Owens Illinois
Charleston Libby Owens Ford Glass
Charleston Carnegie Steel
Clarksburg Brockway Glass Mfg Plant -Anchor-formerly Hazel Atlas
Clarksburg PPG Industries
Fairmont Owens-Illinois Glass Plant
Falling Rock Elk River Refinery
Follansbee Follansbee Steel
Follansbee Wheeling-Pittsburgh Coke Plant-Mountain State Carbon
Follansbee Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel
Glasgow Glasgow Power-Kanawha River Power Station
Graham Station Philip Sporn Power Station
Haywood Harrison Power Station
Huntington Huntington Alloy Specialty Metals Plant-formerly Inco Alloys
Huntington Owens-Illinois Glass Plant
Huntington BASF Corporation
Huntington Kerr Glass Company
Huntington Houdaille Industries
Huntington INCO
Huntington Conners Steel-HK Porter Steel of WV
Huntington ACF Industries
Huntington C & O/CSX Shops
Huntington Owens Illinois
Institute Union Carbide
Kenova Big Sandy Power Station
Kenova Novamont Chemical-Aristech
Kingwood Diamond Shamrock-Chemicals, Inc.
Logan Logan Power Station
Maidsville Fort Martin Power Station
Morgantown Fort Martin Power Station
Moundsville Allied Chemical Plant
Moundsville Kammer-Mitchell Power Station
Mount Storm Mount Storm Power Station
Natrium PPG Industries Chemical Plant
New Haven Mountaineer Power Plant
New Haven American Alloys-Foote Mineral-Vandium
New Haven AEP Central/Philip Sporn Power Plant
Natrium Mobay Chemical-Miles Corp.
Natrium Monsanto Chemical
Newell Quaker State Refinery-Congo Plant
Nitro American Viscose Rayon Plant-FMC
Nitro Monsanto Chemical Plant-Solutia
Nitro Allied Chemical Company
Nitro Fike Chemical
Nitro FMC
Nitro Monsanto Chemical
Parkersburg FMC
Parkersburg Corning Glass Company
Parkersburg American Viscose Rayon Plant
Parkersburg DuPont Chemical Plant
Parkersburg Mountain State Steel Castings Foundry
Point Pleasant Celanese Chemical
Point Pleasant General Chemical
Point Pleasant Pantasote Chemical
Point Pleasant WV Malleable Iron
Point Pleasant Stauffer-AKZO Chemical
Ravenswood Kaiser Aluminum
Ravenswood Ravenswood Glass Novelty Mfg Plant-Marble Factory
Rivesville Monongahela Power Station/Rivesville Power Plant
Scary John Amos Power Station-formerly Big Scary
Sistersville Union Carbide
Sistersville Sistersville Tank Works
South Charleston Union Carbide
South Charleston Union Carbide Tech Center
South Charleston FMC
St. Marys Willow Island Power Station
Stonewood PPG Industries
Vienna Owens Illinois-Demuth-Brockway Glass
Weirton Weirton Steel
Weirton Louie Glass Company
Wheeling Blaw-Knox Steel
Wheeling Blaw-Knox Rolls Foundry
Willow Island Pleasants Power Station/Willow Island Power Station
Willow Island American Cyanamid-Ceytec Ind
Winfield John Amos Power Station

Contact Us

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another medical condition caused by asbestos, James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. can help you pursue financial compensation from those responsible for your illness. Contact our firm for a free consultation.

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