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Henderson, Kentucky

Situated in western Kentucky along the Ohio River, Henderson is a city in Henderson County and home to nearly 30,000 residents. Henderson is also part of the Evansville Metropolitan Area which is often referred to as "Kentuckiana", although "Tri-State Area" or "Tri-State" are more commonly used by the locals. Henderson is a growing city with a thriving downtown, historic turn-of-the-century mansions overlooking the river, and a recently renovated riverfront. A popular attraction in Henderson is the Audubon State Park and Museum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is visited by thousands annually. Its inspiration is one of Henderson’s most notable residents John James Audubon, a naturalist, ornithologist, and painter.

Incorporated as a town in 1810 and later as a city in 1867, Henderson was initially an agricultural center, shipping products such as tobacco, hogs and corn directly to Europe. It was also an industrial leader in the manufacture of buggies and wagons. Today, Henderson continues to have a stake in tobacco and forest products, and farm production. It is one of Kentucky’s major producers of soybeans and corn. Henderson County is also a producer of oil and coal; Henderson is one of Kentucky's top coal producers. Other industries in the county are aluminum production, automotive and appliance parts, plastic injection molding, tool and die making, food processing and processing of recycled materials.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at numerous jobsites in Henderson, Kentucky. Asbestos exposure has been linked to mesothelioma, a terminal cancer, and those previously employed in Henderson may be at risk to develop it in the future. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Henderson, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Henderson

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

  • Atmospheric Nitrogen Corporation
  • Big Rivers Electric Corporation
  • Brown Block Plant
  • Carter Oil Company
  • Customs Resins
  • Delker Bros Furniture
  • Diamonite Manufacturing. Corporation
  • Flamingo Oil Company
  • Gibbs Die Casting
  • Gibbs Molded Products Inc
  • Gulf Die Corp Chemicals Dept
  • Heinz and Company Plant
  • Henderson Power House
  • Municipal Electric Light Station
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Spencer Chemical Company

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Henderson, Kentucky

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

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