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Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island spans 17.1 square miles in Rock Island County, Illinois and serves as the county seat. Home to more than 40,000 residents, Rock Island is located along the Mississippi River. It is considered one of the Quad Cities, along with neighboring Moline, East Moline, and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. The Quad Cities have an estimated population of 379,000. Rock Island Arsenal has been an active manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance for the United States Army since the 1880s, it is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States. Rock Island is also the home of Augustana College, an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences founded in 1860.

As part of later nineteenth-century industrial development, European Americans founded the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad in Rock Island. It was informally known as the Rock Island Line. After many decades of transporting produce, commodities, people and goods through the Midwest, the railroad was liquidated in bankruptcy in 1980. Rock Island also has a rich history of bridge building. The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River was built between Arsenal Island and Davenport in 1856. The Crescent Rail Bridge is a railroad-only bridge, completed in 1899. The Centennial Bridge is an autos only bridge, completed in 1940. One of the newest bridges is the Interstate 280 Bridge, completed in 1973. Lock and Dam No. 15, also located in Rock Island, was completed in 1934 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression, is the largest roller dam in the world.

Rock Island's history of construction and industry place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing materials may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Rock Island, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Rock Island

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

  • Alleman H.S.
  • American Container
  • Augustana College
  • B.P.O.E. Club
  • Bear Manufacturing
  • Borden Company
  • Case J I Company
  • Circle Shop
  • Commanding Officer
  • Deere & Company
  • Fort Armstrong Theatre
  • General Services Administration
  • Ij Case Tenneco
  • Industrial Engineering Equipment Company
  • International Harvester
  • J.I. Case Company
  • Mississippi Valley Milk
  • Parker Laundry
  • Rckisl St Rckisl Mil Wrk
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • Rock Island Brewing Company
  • Rock Island County Jail
  • Rock Island Millwork Company
  • Rock Island Plating
  • Rock Island Ready Mix
  • Rock Island Sash and Door Works
  • Royal Neighbors of America
  • Service Refractories Company
  • St. Anthony's Hospital
  • Swords Veneer & Lumber Company
  • The Borden Company
  • Toasty Shop
  • Tri City Heat Treat Company
  • Tri City Railway Company
  • U S Army Rock Island Arsenal
  • U. S. Post Office & Courthouse
  • Us Govt. For R.I. Arsenal
  • Valley Foundry Supply
  • Whiting Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Rock Island, Illinois

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


John Pappajohn Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 51.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Rock Island, Illinois

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

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 51.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Rock Island, Illinois

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

Asbestos Abatement Starts at Pillsbury Mills Plant

Cleanup crews have begun asbestos abatement work at the abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant in Springfield, Illinois.

Pillsbury Mills Plant Partner Faces Indictment For Improper Asbestos Removal

A partner who helped with the demolition of the former Pillsbury Mills plant is facing federal indictment for improper asbestos removal.

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