Redding, the seat of Shasta County, is nestled at the base of the mountains in northern California in the center of the state’s Shasta Cascade region. With a population of nearly 90,000, Redding is the largest city north of Sacramento. Redding is strategically located on Interstate 5, equidistant between Seattle and Los Angeles, and is recognized as the center of trade and commerce for the upstate region of northern California. The city is home to the Sundial Bridge, the world’s only glass-decked pedestrian bridge that is a working sundial.
Redding was incorporated in 1887. Through the late 1920s, the city’s economy was largely supported by a significant mineral extraction industry, primarily copper and iron. Eventually, these industries, which also produced large amounts of pollution damaging to local agriculture, declined. The construction of the nearby Shasta Dam in the 1930s and 1940s and the expansion of the lumber industry in the 1950s and 1960s were the main sources of Redding’s economic activity. In the 1970s, the city faced difficult times with a declining lumber industry, which was due in part to the increased environmental regulations and to the 1973-75 recessions. Redding had to shift economic gears once again. In recent decades, an influx of retirees from the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles seeking lower cost housing and a slower pace of life has caused a shift in the city's economic base towards the service sectors of medical, legal, retail and tourism.
Redding, California's history of industrial and construction activity, much of it during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, makes asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma cancer an ongoing concern. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Redding, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Redding
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Redding where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- American Cyanamid Company
- Balaklala Consolidated Copper Company
- Champion Plywood
- Hyman Palm Lumber Company
- Mercy Hospital
- Miller's Market
- Moss Lumber Company
- Onc Dock
- Peterson Tractor Company
- Rapp Wm A Company
- Redding High School
- Redding Medical Center
- Shasta College
- Shasta Dam
- Shasta Pipe & Supply Company
- Shasta Plywood Company
- Timberlanes Bowling Alley
- U. S. Plywood Corporation
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Redding, 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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