Owensboro, Kentucky is situated on the banks of the Ohio River. Originally settled as Yellow Banks in the 1790s, the area later incorporated in 1817 as a city under the name Owensborough. In 1893, the spelling of the name was shortened to its current Owensboro. Home to over 57,000 people, Owensboro is the county seat of Daviess County and the principle city of the Owensboro, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area. Owensboro is a family-centered community with stable growth, and a diversified economy. Recently, Owensboro initiated an urban transformation in an effort to revitalize and restore its riverfront district and historic downtown.
Owensboro has a long and varied history of manufacturing. In 1884, the Owensboro Wagon Company was one of the largest and most influential wagon companies in the United States. 1899 saw the start of the Kentucky Electrical Lamp Company, light bulb manufacturer which eventually was acquired by Kentucky Radio Company, and later acquired by General Electric in 1945. Other notable companies in Owensboro during this time included Carriage Woodstock Company, Ames Motor Car Company, and the Modern Welding Company. Texas Gas Transmission Corporation was created in 1948 with the merger of Memphis Natural Gas Company and Kentucky Natural Gas Corporation and made its headquarters in Owensboro. The end of the World War II brought civil engineering projects, which helped turn Owensboro from a sleepy industrial town into a modern, expanding community by the turn of the 1960s.
Owensboro, Kentucky’s long-standing history in manufacturing across a variety of industries may have exposed workers to asbestos materials putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma, a terminal cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Owensboro and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, you should consider contacting an asbestos law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Owensboro
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Owensboro where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- American Tobacco Company
- Anglo-American Mill Corporation
- Bradford Supply Company
- City of Owensboro Municipal Power Plant
- City Utilities Commission of The City of Owensboro
- Concho Petroleum Company
- Cox Drilling Company
- Daviess County Distilling Company
- Elmer Smith Power Station
- Fleischmann Distilling Corporation
- General Electric
- Glenmore Distilleries
- Green River Steel Company
- Mealey Distilling Company
- Municipal Light Plant
- Municipal Power Plant
- Murphy Chair Company
- Owensboro City Municipal Electric Works
- Owensboro Municipal Utilities
- Owensboro Sewage Treatment Plant
- Texas Gas Transmission Company
- Troy Laundry & Cleaners
- W.H. Patterson
- W.R. Grace & Company
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Owensboro, Kentucky
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Owensboro, Kentucky. 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.
University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40292
Distance: 83.5 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Owensboro, 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.
Asbestos Related News in Kentucky
A 61-year-old man filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Morehead State University for health problems he says resulted from asbestos exposure during his time there.