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Asbestos Exposure in Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs stretches out in the shadow of Pikes Peak, the well-known mountain that looms just ten miles to the west. Though dwarfed by that mountaintop, Colorado Springs itself is not exactly a lowly-elevated place; the second most populous city in Colorado lies more than one mile above sea level at its lowest, and markedly higher in other places within the city confines. With a population of over 400,000 and located 61 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs was selected as the Best Big City by Money magazine in 2006. Protected from extreme weather by the Rocky Mountain range, Colorado Springs also enjoys a mild and mostly-pleasant climate, and as such was voted America's Best City by Outside magazine. The Broadmoor Hotel, one of the world's foremost luxury resorts, dates back to 1891 and is still one of the Colorado Springs' top ten employers today.

Founded in 1871 by General William Palmer as an early resort community, Colorado Springs developed into a settlement for those made wealthy by the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. When the gold supply of Colorado Springs ran dry, its agreeable climate and unusually flouridized water lent itself to the advent of health tourism, as people flocked to The Springs to find relief from all sorts of ailments, tuberculosis most prominent among them.

With the onset of World War II, Colorado Springs found a way to help both the country and its struggling economy with the purchase of 25,000 acres for what eventually became Camp Carson. Though the city's commercial prospects once again waned after the war, the Korean War saw soldiers return to Camp Carson in new numbers, and in 1954 Camp Carson was renamed Fort Carson and became Colorado Springs' earliest army post. But the real boon to the community came later in the year, when President Eisenhower chose Colorado Springs as the site for the U.S. Air Force Academy. The city's financial security was then set when, in 1963, NORAD's main facility was constructed in nearby Cheyenne Mountain. In the latter part of the 20th century, Colorado Springs expanded from its military and tourism industries to include high-tech and electronic equipment manufacture. Companies such as Verizon Business, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel contributed to Colorado Springs' industrial vibrancy and viability.

Unfortunately, military installations are one of this country's leading sites for asbestos exposure in the workplace. That, combined with jobsites in the residential and commercial building industries - as well as utilities and power providers such as the Martin Drake Power Plant and the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant - adds up to a lamentable amount of places in Colorado Springs where the risk of asbestos inhalation and asbestos disease is high. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in or near Colorado Springs, you may be at risk to develop certain asbestos related diseases including mesothelioma (a terminal cancer). For those diagnosed with an asbestos disease, the area does have quality medical care, cancer centers, and mesothelioma physicians who can provide treatment.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Colorado Springs

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

  • Air Force Academy
  • Alamo Hotel and Garage Company
  • Alexander Industries, Inc.
  • Antlers Center and Holly Sugar Building
  • Antlers Hotel
  • Antlers Hotel Company
  • Antlers Plaza Hotel
  • Apex Insulation
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Broadmoor Cheyenne Mountain Hwy Tell Gate
  • Broadmoor Hotel
  • Burns Theatre
  • Cadet Quarters Afa
  • Camp Carson
  • Carson Residential Housing
  • Citizens Light Heat and Power Company
  • Cletus G. Cooper
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School For The Deaf and Blind
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs Electric Company
  • Colorado Springs Light Heat and Power Company
  • Colorado Springs Rapid Transit Company
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Corley Coal Company
  • Department of Public Utilities
  • Drake Power Plant
  • El Paso Electric Company
  • El Paso Gold Mine
  • Electric Paso Mining Company
  • Empire Acoustics & Fireproof
  • Field House Afa
  • Fort Carson
  • Garden Terrace Apts
  • Glockner Penrose Hospital
  • Glockner Sanatorium
  • Golden Cycle Mining and Reduction Company
  • Gosnell Construction
  • Graymore Sanatorium
  • Heating Incorporated
  • J C St John Plumbing and Heating Company
  • Las Animas Electric Company
  • Martin Drake Power Plant
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Myron Stratton Home Power Hse
  • Olsen Plumbing & Heating
  • Palmer Center
  • Penrose Hospital
  • Penrose Library
  • Ray D. Nixon Power Plant
  • Richard M. Nixon Power Plant
  • Skyway Park School
  • Strong Gold Mining Company
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Union Printers Home
  • Western Forge Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Colorado Springs, Colorado

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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.


Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 62.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

Dr. Robert C. Doebele
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 62.8 miles

Dr. D. Ross Camidge
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 62.8 miles

Dr. W. Thomas Purcell
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinic
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Distance: 62.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Colorado, 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.

Asbestos Related News in Colorado

Denver Business Ordered to Provide Assistance to Asbestos Victims

Willmax Capital Management, Inc., has been ordered to provide medical services to Denver residents the company exposed to asbestos. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

Former Montezuma-Cortez High School Seeks Public Input On Its Future

A Colorado high school is seeking the public's opinion on the future of its building—all four options involve removing asbestos.

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