Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hazleton is a city in Luzerne County home to just over 25,000 residents. It is Located in Pennsylvania's ridge and valley section on a plateau named Spring Mountain, Hazleton's highest elevation is 1886 feet above sea level, one of the highest incorporated cities east of the Mississippi River and one of the highest in Pennsylvania. Hazleton was incorporated as a borough on January 5, 1857, and as a city on December 4, 1891. Its name was supposed to be spelled "Hazelton" but a clerk misspelled the name during incorporation, and the name "Hazleton" has been used ever since.

Located on one of only two pockets of anthracite coal in the world, Hazleton got its start when mining and canal operations began in the 1830s. The Hazleton Coal Company incorporated in 1836. Hazelton's population grew steadily until the 1880s when waves of eastern European immigrants poured in to take jobs created by the booming coal industry. The coal mined in Hazleton helped to establish the United States as a world industrial power, primarily fueling the massive blast furnaces at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. However, after World War II, the demand for coal began to decline opening the door for manufacturing. The Duplan Silk Corporation opened and became the world's largest silk mill. The garment industry thrived. Hazleton's mining and garment industries have disappeared over the past 50 years. Through the efforts of CANDO (Community Area New Development Organization) and an efficient highway infrastructure, Hazleton has become home to many industrial parks. Also, because of CANDO's efforts, Hazleton was given the All-America City Award. Hazleton's economy is now based largely on manufacturing and shipping. Some of the large companies with operations in Hazelton include Office Max, Simmons Bedding Company, AutoZone, General Mills, WEIR Minerals, EB Brands and Amazon.com.

We have confirmed that Hazleton, Pennsylvania has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Thus, putting workers and others at risk for developing a potentially terminal asbestos-related disease. Mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Hazleton and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Jobsites in Hazleton where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in Hazleton, PA have been identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. These sites, at one point in their history, were known to have exposed a variety of tradesmen to asbestos. We will be documenting in more detail how asbestos exposure occurred at these sites in the future on this web site.

  • A. Barletta & Sons
  • A. Pardee and Company
  • Beryllium Corporation
  • Berylluim Corp
  • Duplan Corporation
  • Duplan Silk Corp
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • Edison and Illuminating Company
  • Electric Auto-Lite Company
  • Evans Colliery Company
  • Hazelton Water Works.
  • Hazleton Brick Company
  • Hazleton Electric Light and Power Company
  • Jere Woodring and Company
  • Jere Woodring and Company
  • Lehigh Valley Coal Company
  • Lehigh Valley Coal Company
  • Maryd Coal Company
  • Tere Woodring and Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Hazleton, PA

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Hazleton, PA. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 78.3 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 79.1 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 80.4 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 80.4 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 80.4 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 80.4 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 82.2 miles


195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 87.2 miles


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 89.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Hazleton, PA

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors who are located within a 100 mile radius of Hazleton, PA. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations.

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 79.1 miles

Dr. Daniel Sterman
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Penn Lung Center
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 80.4 miles

Dr. Joel D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
Hospital of the University of Pennysylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 80.4 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Wright-Saunders Building, Suite 266
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 80.4 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Penn Lung Center
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 80.4 miles

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 87.2 miles

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