Located 280 miles north of San Francisco, the city of Eureka serves as the center for government, healthcare, trade, and the arts for the far north coast region of California. Situated along Humboldt Bay, Eureka is the largest port between San Francisco and Coos Bay offering marinas and industrial docking facilities. It is the county seat of Humboldt County and home to more than 27,000 people. The city is the site of hundreds of significant Victorian homes, situated at the head of its Old Town Historic District. Eureka is also site of the Sequoia Park Zoo, California's oldest zoo.
The economic base of the city was originally founded on timber, fishing, and supplying gold mining efforts inland. Gold mining diminished quickly in the early years. By 1854, Eureka was quickly becoming a major player in the west coast lumber trade; it was home to seven of nine mills processing timber into marketable lumber on Humboldt. One year later 140 lumber schooners operated in Humboldt Bay, supplying lumber to other booming cities along the Pacific coast. In 1914, the first major, reliable land route was established between San Francisco and Eureka with the opening of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, connecting Eureka through Willits, California to the northern shore of San Francisco Bay. In Eureka, both the timber industry and commercial fishing have diminished, particularly in the latter decades of the 20th Century. Today, significant industries in Eureka are tourism, timber, healthcare, education, and services. Major employers today in Eureka include College of the Redwoods, The County of Humboldt, and St. Joseph Hospital.
Use of asbestos materials was prevalent for much of the 20th century at numerous jobsites in Eureka, California. Working with and/or around asbestos materials increases a person’s risk of developing asbestos cancer. An asbestos law firm may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Eureka.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Eureka
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Eureka where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Shipbuilding
- Chicago Bridge and Iron Shipyard
- College of The Redwoods
- Crown Simpson Pulp Company
- Crown Zellerbach Corporation
- Eureka Chemical Plant
- Eureka Convalescence Hospital Sanitarium
- Eureka Inn
- Eureka Lumber Company
- Eureka Mill
- Eureka Plywood Company
- Eureka Samoa Powerhouse
- Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
- Holmes Eureka Lumber Company
- Humboldt Sons Company
- Keenan Pipe & Supply Company
- Kirkwood Bly
- Louisiana Pacific
- Lowrie Paving Company
- Montgomery Wards
- North Mountain Power Company
- P G and E Humboldt Bay Power Plant
- Pacific Gas & Electric Company
- Plant Asbestos Company
- Schmidbauer Lumber, Incorporated
- Simpson Lumber Company
- Simpson Paper Company
- Simpson Redwood Company
- Simpson Timber Company
- St. Mary's Hospital
- West Coast Burner Company
- Western States Gas and Electric Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Eureka, California
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in California, 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.
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