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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Indiana

Indiana

Although mesothelioma was identified as a unique form of asbestos-related cancer since 1960, it was not until 1980 that the disease was brought to public attention. It was that year that the late actor Steve McQueen – an Indiana native – was diagnosed with the disease, from which he died less than a year later.

McQueen was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and spent a substantial amount of time aboard naval transports. Before that, he was employed as a merchant seaman; later on, participating in motor sports, he wore asbestos suits.

Asbestos Exposure in Indiana

Indiana has no naturally-occurring asbestos deposits. Most asbestos exposure in the state was among employees at power generation plants, oil refineries and steel mills, where asbestos insulation was commonly used as a flame retardant, particularly in those plants fired by fossil fuels. Indiana corporations that have been named defendants in asbestos lawsuits filed by a mesothelioma lawyer include U.S. Steel and Countrymark Cooperative LLP (the state's only U.S.- owned oil refinery).

In addition, there are many older buildings throughout the state that have undergone renovation or demolition which contained significant amounts of asbestos-containing materials. If you have worked at these sites and are having health issues, you should seek medical attention.

Mesothelioma Statistics in Indiana

Most industrial exposure to asbestos was in the steel mills. Most deaths attributable to asbestos between 1979 and 2000 were concentrated in and around the city of Gary, which was once home to a thriving steel industry; 77% of these were from mesothelioma. As is the case nationwide, mesothelioma victims outnumber those with asbestosis in the urban areas of the state; the latter disease is more common in rural regions.

Indiana Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Indiana where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Indiana, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Indiana Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos and they could be at risk to develop one of the following asbestos related diseases: mesothelioma (a terminal cancer), asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis.

Angola

  • Angola Die Casting
  • Angola High School
  • Angola Railway and Power Company
  • Croyton and Kinney
  • Indiana Utilities Company
  • National Mill Water and Light Company
  • Tri-State College
  • Weatherhead Corporation

Baileytown

  • Bailly Generating Station
  • Bethlehem Steel Corp
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Company

Bedford

  • Allison - Bedford Foundry
  • Central Foundry Div/Gm
  • Deena Memorial
  • Dunn Memorial Hospital
  • General Motors Foundry
  • Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical
  • Southern Indiana Railway Company
  • Texas Gas Transmission Corporation

Bluffton

  • Bluffton City High School
  • Bluffton Schools
  • Columbia Elem School
  • Corning
  • Franklin Electric Company
  • Hoosier Condensed Milk Company
  • New Corning Glass Plant
  • North, Frazier Company
  • Sterling Casting Corporation

Brazil

  • Arketex Ceramic Corp
  • Hydrualic Press Brick Company
  • Knight Brinkerhoff Piano Company

Brookville

  • Franklin County Courthouse
  • Franklin Manufacturing Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp
  • Thompson and Norris Company of Indiana
  • Town of Brookville
  • Volney Felt Mills

Burns Harbor

  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Inland Steel
  • Midwest Steel Company - Enamel Products Div

Cayuga

  • Cayuga Power Plant
  • Cayuga Power Plant
  • Hoosier Energy
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Public Service Utilities

Chesterton

  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Company

Chicago

  • Cities Service Oil Refinery
  • Ed Du Pont E.
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Mid West Tar Products Corp
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Sinclair Refining Company
  • Stainless Processing

Clinton

  • Bunsen Coal Company
  • Clinton Electric Light and Power Company
  • Clinton Ice Company
  • Electric Shovel Coal Corporation
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Lafayette Coal Company
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Wabash Valley Electric Company

Connersville

  • Architectural Products
  • Avco Manufacturing Company
  • Fayette Memorial Hosp
  • Ford Philco Plant
  • H.H. Robertson Company
  • Hydro Electric Light and Power Company
  • Indiana Furniture Manufacturing Company
  • Indiana Gas Company
  • Krell Auto Grand Piano Company
  • Light Heat and Power Company
  • Philco Corp
  • Philco-Ford
  • Rex Manufacturing Company

Crawfordsville

  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power
  • Crawfordsville Heating Company
  • Crawfordsville Wire and Nail Company
  • Indianapolis Crawfordville and Western Tractor Company
  • Wabash College

Dana

  • A.& C.
  • Dana Heavy Water Plant
  • Dana Powerhouse
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
  • Ford Motor Company (Fmc)
  • Girdler Corporation
  • Newport Energy Plant

Decatur

  • Central Soya Company, Inc.
  • Decatur Strawboard Company
  • Fort Wayne and Springfield Railway
  • General Electric Company
  • Municipal Electric Plant

Edwardsport

  • Edwardsport Power Plant
  • Indiana Power Company
  • Psi Energy Inc
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Utilities Development Corporation
  • Utilities Power and Light Corp

Elwood

  • American Sheet and Tin Plate Company
  • American Works
  • Dasco Corp
  • Elwood Electric Light Company
  • G.I. Sellers and Sons Company
  • Pittsburg Plate Glass Company

Fairbanks

  • Breed Power Plant
  • Breed Station
  • Indiana & Michigan Powerhouse

Frankfort

  • California Packing Company
  • City Light & Power Plant
  • City of Frankfort Powerhouse
  • Frankfort High School
  • Frankfort Power House
  • Light and Power Plant
  • Mcdougall Company
  • New York Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company
  • Soybean Oil Mill
  • Swift & Company
  • Toledo, St Louis and Western Railroad Company
  • Warchester Cons

Gibson

  • Chicago Indiana and Southern Railway Company
  • Gibson Generating Station
  • New York Central System
  • New York Railroad Company

Greenfield

  • Birma Products Corporation
  • City Light Plant
  • City of Greenfield
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Owens Bottle Company

Indiana Harbor

  • American Steel Foundries
  • By Products Coke Corporation
  • Indiana Harbor Works
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Ltv Steel Inc.
  • Mark Manufacturing Company
  • Plant 1
  • Standard Forgings Company
  • Steel and Tube Company of America
  • Steele Tube Company of America
  • The Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company
  • Youngstown Foundry & Machine Company
  • Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company

Jasper

  • City of Jasper Municipal Power Plant
  • East 15Th Street Power Plant
  • Indiana Desk Company, Inc.
  • Jasper - Municipal Power Plant
  • Jasper Corp
  • Jasper Industrial Wastewater Facility
  • Jasper Municipal Light Plant

Kendallville

  • East Noble High School
  • Flint and Walling Manufacturing Company
  • Kendallville Foundry
  • Kendallville Hospital
  • Kendallville Laundry
  • Kendallville Light & Power
  • Kendallville Light & Water Dept
  • Kendallville Power Plant
  • Kendallville School
  • Lane Foundries, Inc.
  • Mccray Memorial Hospital
  • Mccray Refrigerator Company

Laketon

  • Laketon Refining

Lebanon

  • Central Station Engineering Company
  • Indianapolis Nothwestern Tract Company
  • Interstate Public Service Company
  • Kentucky Utilities Company
  • Townsend, Reed and Company
  • Witham Memorial Hospital

Mishawaka

  • American Gas and Electric Company
  • City of Mishawaka Board of Public Works
  • City Water Department
  • Dodge Manufacturing Company
  • Goldblatt Bros, Inc
  • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company
  • Kamm and Schellinger Biog. Company
  • Mishawaka Water Works
  • Mishawaka Woolen Manufacturing Company
  • National Standard Company
  • Neils Science Lab
  • Rubber Regenerating Company
  • Saint Francis Health Services
  • St. Francis Convent
  • St. Francis Infirmary
  • Twin Branch Power Company
  • Twin Branch Station
  • U.S. Rubber Company
  • United States Rubber Company
  • Valley Insulating Company, Inc
  • Wheelabator Corp

Monticello

  • Laughry Brothers Milling and Grain Company
  • R.C.A. Victor

New Albany

  • E.G.B. Louisville Incorporated
  • Fall City Boiler
  • Gallagher Station Powerhouse
  • New Albany Veneering Company
  • New Albany Water Works
  • Ohio Falls Iron Company
  • Ohio Falls Town Company
  • Pillsbury Company
  • Power Plant
  • Psi Energy, Inc.
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Public Service of Indiana
  • R. Gallagher Generating Station
  • United Gas and Electric Company

New Carlisle

  • Ispat International

Newburgh

  • Alcoa
  • Culley Powerhouse
  • F.B. Culley Generating Station
  • Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company
  • Warrick Power Plant

Newport

  • A-Bomb Heavy Water Plant
  • Army Ammunition Plant
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Food Machinery & Chemical Corporation
  • Newport Ammunition Depot

Orleans

  • Heise Brothers and Company
  • Pillsbury Farms
  • Producers Dairy Marketing Association. Inc.
  • Producers Marketing Association

Petersburg

  • Co-Op Power Plant
  • Hoosier Energy
  • Indiana & Michigan Electric Company
  • Indianapolis Power & Light
  • Ipalco - Petersburg Generating Station
  • Midwestern Gas Transmission Company
  • Petersburg Power Plant

Portage

  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Luse-Stevenson Company
  • Midwest Steel Company
  • National Steel

Portland

  • Bimel Spoke Auto Wheel Company
  • City of Portland Ind Electric Light Department
  • Elwood Plumbing and Heating Company
  • Haas Foods, Inc
  • Muncie and Portland Traction Company
  • Naas Foods, Inc
  • Portland Forge & Foundry
  • Sheller Wood Rim Manufacturing Company

Princeton

  • Evansville and Princeton Tract Company
  • Gibson Generating Plant
  • H J Heinz Company
  • Princeton Mining Company
  • R. J. Oil & Refinery Company
  • Southern Railway Company
  • W.C. Mcbride
  • Wabash Valley Powerhouse
  • Winmar Oil Company

Roby

  • American-Maize Products
  • Lever Brothers Company
  • Western Glucose Company

Rochester

  • Burton Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op Association, Inc
  • Rochester Electric, Light, Heat and Power Company
  • United Public Service Company

Rockport

  • American Electric Power Service Corporation
  • Indiana & Michigan Electric Company
  • Indiana & Michigan Powerhouse
  • Rockport Power Plant
  • Rockport Water Works Company
  • Wm. Cadick and Son

Seymour

  • Blish Milling Company
  • Freeman Field
  • Grubb Warehouse
  • John C Grubb Company
  • National Veneer & Lumber
  • Paramount Diecasting
  • Seymour Manufacturing Company
  • Seymour School
  • Talon Manufacturing Plant

Shelbyville

  • Citizens Water and Light Company
  • Columbus Food Corporation
  • CSG
  • Diamond Veneer and Lumber Company
  • Dunlop
  • General Electric Company
  • Indianpolis, Shelbyville and Southeastern Traction Company
  • Major Hospital
  • Parrish Lumber Company J C
  • Shelby County Water Gas and Electric Company
  • Townsend, Reed and Company

Speedway

  • Allison Division of General Motors
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Linde Company
  • Speedway Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Union Carbide Corporation

Sullivan

  • Amax Coal Company
  • Breed Power Plant
  • General Telephone Company
  • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company
  • Sullivan Supply, Inc.
  • Travis & Isenstein

Vincennes

  • Auto Lite Battery Div
  • Blackford Window
  • Church St. Station
  • City Electric Lighting Company
  • Ebner Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Eltra Corporation
  • Hamilton of Indiana Inc
  • Indiana Board and Filler Company
  • Joseph L. Ebner
  • Kessler Fire Brick
  • Murphy Distilling Company
  • Natl Rolling Mills Company
  • Old Vincennes Distillery
  • Packaging Corp of America
  • Samaritan Hospital
  • Utilities Development Corp
  • Vincennes Citizens St. Railway Company
  • Vincennes Hospital
  • Vincennes Paper

Warrick

  • Alcoa Power Plant
  • Aluminum Company of America
  • General Electric Company
  • Warrick Power Plant

Warsaw

  • Dalton Foundries Inc
  • First Methodist Church
  • Gatke Corp
  • R. R. Donelley Company
  • The Dalton Foundries, Inc.
  • Warsaw Court House
  • Wiona and Warsaw Railway

Washington

  • American Gas & Electric
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
  • Municipal Electric Power Plant
  • Washington Power Plant

West Lafayette

  • Board of Trustees of Purdue University
  • Jefferson High School
  • Purdue University

West Terre Haute

  • Public Service Company of Indiana

Winchester

  • Anchor Hocking Glass
  • City of Winchester Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Dayton and Muncie Traction Company
  • Lee Driver School
  • Overmyer Corp

Woodburn

  • B. F. Goodrich Tire Company
  • Fort Wayne
  • Michelin Tire North America

Yankeetown

  • Alcoa Aluminum
  • Alcoa Warrick Power Plant
  • Culley Power House
  • General Electric
  • Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company
  • Warrick Powerhouse
  • Yankeetown Power Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Indiana. 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.


Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
201 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Mesothelioma Doctors in Indiana

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

Dr. Michael Slaughter
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Dr. Anita Conte
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Dr. Laurence Bates
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Dr. Randall Trowbridge
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Indiana

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Indiana, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a confirming pathology report to support that diagnosis, you should be eligible for financial assistance.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and their Families

Asbestos Related News in Indiana

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

Indiana Asbestos Exposure Law Deemed Unconstitutional

The Indiana Supreme Court struck down the state's unjust 10 year statute of repose because it treats similar asbestos victims differently.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Sources

Geological Research, Analyses and Services Programs. "Naturally Occurring Asbestos Locations in the Contiguous U.S. and Alaska." Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 25 May 2007.
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/noa/usamap.pdf (accessed 23 August 2010).

Wikipedia. "Notable People With Mesothelioma."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesothelioma#Notable_people_with_mesothelioma (accessed 23 August 2010).

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