Located on the banks of Lake Jackson and Lake Lafayette, Tallahassee serves as the capital city of Florida and is the 133rd largest city in the United States. The Muskogean Indians originally inhabited the land; the name “Tallahassee” derives from one of their words meaning “old fields”. In 1824, Tallahassee was officially named the capital city and two decades later Florida became the 27th state. Tallahassee’s early educational roots brought about its current reputation as a college city. From the 1840s through 1850s two institutions were founded that presently make up Florida State University: Florida State College for Women and the Florida Institute. Tallahassee is also home to Florida A & M College.
Tallahassee’s early economic period benefited from the rich agricultural lands of the area and as a result many large plantations were built in the city. Crops consisted of cotton, corn, and sweet potatoes. The influx of Florida’s population in the 1920s set off an era of increased economic diversity and the city witnessed the opening of the Tallahassee Electric Dept, St. Marks Generating Station, and A. B. Hopkins Power Plant. The A.B. Hopkins Power Plant burns fossil fuels to convert water to steam in two gigantic boilers; the steam is then used to drive two turbines which are connected to power generators. In 1977, the plant underwent reconstruction and doubled in size after adding another boiler and power generator. The Federal Penitentiary, now known as Florida State Prison, is located in Tallahassee, as is the State Department of Agriculture.
Exposure to asbestos in the workplace has been an enduring problem for workers in Tallahassee’s manufacturing, industrial, and construction settings. If you were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Tallahassee, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Tallahassee
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Tallahassee where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- A.B. Hopkins Power Plant
- Blackburn Insulation Service
- City of Tallahassee Electric Department
- Elberta Crate and Box Company
- Federal Penitentiary
- Florida A and M College
- Florida State College For Women
- Florida State University
- New State Office Building
- St. Marks Generating Station
- State Department of Agriculture
- State Office Building Florida State Capitol
- Tallahassee Electric Dept
- Tomkins-Beckswith Incorporated
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Tallahassee, Florida
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Florida, 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 Florida
The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up an asbestos case filed by a man who suffers from mesothelioma.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has cited Maverick Demolition Company for asbestos violations related to the John Sunday House.