Yuma is the county seat and largest city of Yuma County, as well as the largest city in Arizona outside the metro areas of Phoenix and Tucson, with an estimated population of 93,000. Population swells during the winter months with nearly 85,000 retirees choosing Yuma as their winter residence. Formerly named Colorado City and Arizona City respectively, Yuma lies in the extreme southwest corner of Arizona a few miles from the borders of California and Mexico, just below the meeting point of the Colorado and Gila rivers. Yuma offers a wealth of outdoor recreational activities as well as a number of historic and cultural sites, such as The Fort Yuma-Quechan Museum and Yuma Theatre.
Largely an agricultural community, Yuma and has grown to be one of Arizona's most important cities. The agricultural industry provides about 90% of the country's winter lettuce crop and brings in about $1 billion in gross income annually. Other significant sectors of its economy include public administration, education, healthcare and military. The Marine Corps Air Station, one of the busiest air stations of the Marine Corps; and the Yuma Proving Grounds, an Army test site are both located in Yuma and are both top employers for the city. Other primary employers in Yuma include the United States Border Control and United States Bureau of Reclamation.
Yuma, Arizona has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Those who worked with and/or around asbestos containing materials are potentially at risk to develop mesothelioma cancer. You should know that asbestos law firms represent people from Yuma who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Yuma
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Yuma where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Arizona Public Service
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Luke Air Force Base
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Welton-Mohawk Gila)
- W.S. Power
- Yucca Power Plant
- Yuma Desalting Plant
- Yuma Electric Water Company
- Yuma Ice and Cld Stge Company
- Yuma Marine Corps Base
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Yuma, Arizona
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Arizona, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.