Founded in 1889, Pocatello is the largest city in and the county seat of Bannock County. Pocatello located in southeast Idaho and situated in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains along the Oregon Trail. Today, the city is home to just over 51,000 residents and boasts a desirable four-season climate where clear, sunny and dry is the norm. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the city's 32 parks, the Museum of Natural History, the Fort Hall Replica, Golf Courses, Bike & Hiking Trails, Pocatello Junction, and the Pocatello Zoo. Pocatello is also the home of Idaho State University.
Pocatello, known as the “Gateway to the Northwest”, was founded as an important stop on the Union Pacific Railroad in Idaho during the gold rush. The discovery of gold in Idaho in 1860 attracted the first large wave of settlers to the region. The Portneuf Valley became an important passage for transportation of goods and freight. Accordingly, in 1877, the railroad was extended into Idaho through the Portneuf Canyon. "Pocatello Junction", as it was first called, was founded as a stop along this route during the gold rush. After the gold rush subsided, the region began to attract ranchers and farmers. Pocatello would later become a significant center for agriculture. By 1882, the first residences and commercial development appeared in Pocatello. In 2007, Pocatello was named twentieth on Forbes list of "Best Small Places for Business and Careers".
We have confirmed that Pocatello has several jobsites where exposure to asbestos products has occurred. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop an asbestos-related cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Pocatello, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pocatello
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Pocatello where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Ebrii Powerhouse
- Fluor Corporation
- FMC Corporation
- Gate City Steel
- J.R. Simplot Company
- Northwest Roads Company
- Oregon Short Line Railroad Company
- Paul's Plumbing & Heating
- Pocatello Chemical
- Simplot J R Company
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- University of Idaho Southern Branch
- Westvaco Mineral Production
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Pocatello, Idaho
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Idaho, 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 Idaho
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