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Tampa, Florida

Asbestos Exposure in Tampa, FL

Tampa, Florida is the 54th largest city in the United States and serves as county seat for Hillsborough County. On January 18, 1849, four years after Florida officially became a state, the “village of Tampa” became incorporated and was later reincorporated as a town in 1855. Tampa is part of the metropolitan area commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay area and is home to a handful of professional sports teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League, and the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball.

Following the Civil War, Tampa’s economy struggled up until the mid 1880s when phosphate was discovered in the Bone Valley region of the city. Soon thereafter Tampa began mining and exporting phosphate and continues to do so today, earning the nickname of “phosphate capital of the world”. After construction of the railroad the steel industry was introduced to Tampa. Companies such as Tampa Steel Erecting Company, Florida Steel Corporation, and Robert J. Clark Tampa Steel Erecting Company activated facilities in the city. The mid 20th century witnessed the emergence of two coal-fired power plants in Tampa; Big Bend Powerhouse and Hookers Power Plant opened their doors, with several plants such as Black Point Powerhouse and Lakeland Power Plant following in their steps. Many acquisitions took place over the years however Florida Power & Light Company is one of the main owners and operators. Additionally, Tampa is home to Tampa Shipyards, Inc., formerly McCloskey & Co. At one time the shipyard was also known as Tampa Ship Repair & Dry Dock Company. Tampa’s location on Florida’s western coast makes it an ideal site for a shipyard, as it is directly accessible from the Gulf of Mexico.

Tampa’s active manufacturing, shipyard and construction industries commonly use asbestos products and have therefore put workers at risk for asbestos exposure. If you have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in Tampa, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Lary Robinson. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Tampa who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Tampa

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

  • Acousti‐Engineering Company
  • Adamo Insulation
  • Aerodyne Investment Castings
  • Airetron Engineering Company
  • Alafia Lutz Job
  • Algerie
  • Amienois
  • Anheuser Busch, Inc.
  • Ap Green Refractories Company
  • Ap Green Services
  • Artesian
  • Badger America, Inc.
  • Barnett Bank
  • Bay-Con General, Inc.
  • Big Bend Powerhouse
  • Black Point Powerhouse
  • Board of County Commissioners of Polk County
  • Board of Education
  • Bucyrus-Erie Company
  • Budwiser Brewery
  • Buell Engineering
  • Cameron & Barkely Company
  • Chemix
  • Citro Dry Inc
  • Commercial Building
  • Consolidated Citrus Products Company
  • Continental Can
  • Dixie Linen and Uniform Company
  • Florida Portland Cement Company
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Florida Steel Corporation
  • Gannon Station
  • Gardinier, Inc.
  • Gaylord Container Corp
  • General Portland Cement
  • Glidden Durkee Company
  • Gulf Brass Works
  • Gulf Marine Repair
  • Gulf Power Company
  • Gulf Tampa Drydock
  • Heat & Frost Insulation
  • Hendry Corporation
  • Herman Sausage Factory Incorporated
  • Hillsborough County Animal Control
  • Hillsborough County Courthouse
  • Hilsboro Hotel
  • Hookers Point Station
  • Hookers Power Plant
  • Johns‐Manville Sales Corporation
  • Lakeland Power Plant
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Low Rent Housing
  • Mcdill Air Force Base
  • Mid-Valley, Inc.
  • Misener, Inc.
  • Nitram Chemicals, Inc.
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglass
  • Painters Union
  • Palmetto Beach Railroad Shop
  • Paul Smith Contracting Company
  • Phosphate Terminals
  • Port Sutton
  • Portland Gasoline Company
  • Robert J. Clark Tampa Steel Erecting Company
  • Rouennois
  • Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company
  • Sol Walker Scrap Yard
  • Southern Brewing Company
  • St Josephs Hospital
  • Stone and Webster Engineers
  • Tampa Armature Works
  • Tampa Bay Hospital
  • Tampa Bay Hotel Company
  • Tampa Bay Shipbuilding
  • Tampa Electric Company
  • Tampa Gas Company
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • Tampa International Airport
  • Tampa Memorial Hospital
  • Tampa Municipal Hospital
  • Tampa Plant
  • Tampa Ship Repair & Dry Dock Company
  • Tampa Shipyards, Inc.
  • Tampa Steel Erecting Company
  • Tampa Street Railway and Power Company
  • Tampa Tank & Welding
  • Tampa Water Works
  • Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company
  • Thompson Hayward Siding
  • Tiffany Tile Corporation
  • TSR Corporation
  • U.S. Phosphoric Productions
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • University of South Florida
  • US Post Office
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • West Jackson Street
  • Westinghouse Electric

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Tampa, Florida

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

The Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center
1400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806

Distance: 77.1 miles

12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Distance: 5.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Tampa, Florida

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

Dr. Lary Robinson
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Distance: 5.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Tampa, 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

Florida Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos in Cigarette Filters Case

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up an asbestos case filed by a man who suffers from mesothelioma.

Florida DEP Cites Maverick Company For Possible Asbestos Violations

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has cited Maverick Demolition Company for asbestos violations related to the John Sunday House.

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