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Hanford, California

The city of Hanford is a commercial and cultural center occupying 16.6 square miles in south central San Joaquin Valley, California. Incorporated in 1891, Hanford serves as the county seat of Kings County and is the principal city of the Hanford-Corcoran, California Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Hanford serves largely as a major trading center serving the surrounding agricultural area. The heavy industry sector has declined significantly over the past 25 years. An oil refinery formerly operated in Lodi under several different owners (Caminol Oil Company from 1932–1967, Beacon Oil Company from 1967–1982, and Ultramar Oil Company from 1982–1987) until it permanently closed in 1987. A tire manufacturing plant was built and operated by the Armstrong Rubber Company in 1962, until it was purchased by the Italian manufacturer Pirelli, which eventually closed the factory in 2001. In recent years major employers in Hanford have included the Adventist Health System, Del Monte tomato cannery, and Marquez Brothers International.

Hanford’s history of heavy industry makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers and loved ones. During the first half of the 20th century, asbestos-containing materials were widely used in manufacturing and construction, putting workers at risk for asbestos cancer. Asbestos attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Hanford, California.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Hanford

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Hanford where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Armstrong Rubber
  • Atlantic Richfield
  • Beacon Oil Company
  • Caminol Oil Company
  • Contadina Foods
  • Fast Flux Test Facility
  • Hanford High School
  • Lucerne Cream and Butter Company
  • Marquez Brothers
  • Pennzoil Chemical
  • Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Safeway Stores, Inc. Milk Department

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Hanford, 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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