Hutchinson is a city on the Arkansas River in Kansas. With a population of just over 42,000, Hutchinson is the largest city in Reno County, as well as the county seat. Salt mining and processing have long been the dominant industry in Hutchinson, with healthcare, retail and tourism rounding out the city's economic base. Visitors may ride a tram 650 feet underground to the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, an inactive section of the Hutchinson Salt Company Mine.
Hutchinson was founded in 1871 as a depot town on the Santa Fe Railroad and was incorporated in 1872. In 1887, a large salt formation was discovered by Benjamin Blanchard while drilling for oil, and within a year there were nearly a dozen salt plants in Hutchinson. Not all were successful, but three companies were established that still exist today: the Barton Salt Company (now Cargill), Morton Salt Company, and the Carey Salt Company. Emerson Carey, who founded the company in 1901, was a prominent businessman in Hutchinson. In addition to the saltworks, and later a salt mine, he also owned a poultry house, streetcar service, ice factory, boxboard company and other businesses, and served in the Kansas State Senate from 1908-1916. Today the Carey mine is operated by Hutchinson Salt Company, and also houses an archival storage company where master television and film reels are among the items stored. Other long-standing Hutchinson business include signage and graphic design company Lowen Corporation and Dillon's grocery stores, established in the 1920s and now owned by Kroger Co.
Hutchinson's ongoing history of industry makes asbestos exposure a concern for workers. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma cancer. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Hutchinson at the bottom of this page. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Hutchinson.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Hutchinson
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Hutchinson where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Barton Salt Company
- Carey Salt Company
- Cessna Fluid Power Company
- Holt Plumbing Company
- Hutchinson Hospital Corp
- Kansas Chemical Manufacturing Company
- Kansas Power & Light Company
- Krause Plow Corporation
- Morton Salt Company
- Namsco Incorporated Hutchinson Plant
- Superior Boiler
- United Power and Light Corp
- United Water Gas and Electric Company
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Hutchinson, Kansas
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Hutchinson, Kansas. 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.
Cancer Center of Kansas
Heritage Plaza Medical Building
818 N. Emporia
Wichita, KS 67214
Distance: 41.5 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Hutchinson, Kansas
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Kansas, 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.