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Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River, Massachusetts, first settled in 1653 and incorporated in 1803, is situated on Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River. Fall River is built on a series of hillsides which rise as high as 150 feet from the edge of the bay. The Quequechan River runs through the city for about a mile before plunging 132 feet over eight waterfalls to the ocean. At one time, the “Spindle City” was the nation’s foremost textile manufacturing center, boasting more than 100 mills.

In 1714, Richard and Joseph Borden acquired property on the Quequechan River. The river's central location and the power generated by its steep falls were ideal for industrial development, and textile mills sprouted along its banks. The Borden family established the Fall River Iron Works in 1825, followed by the Metacomet Mill (1847) and American Print Works (1835). Railroad and steamship service made it possible to import both coal and cotton, and manufacturing flourished. In 1861, after years of boundary disputes with Rhode Island, the City of Fall River was permanently located inside the Massachusetts state line, and Fall River had replaced Lowell as a textile powerhouse. Steam power allowed factories to be built away from the river, and 22 new mills opened during the 1870s. Irish and French-Canadian immigrants swelled the population to almost 27,000 in 1870 and thousands of tenements were built to house them. Fall River's textile production declined after WWI and many mills closed. Devastating fires destroyed the Pocasset Mill in 1928 and the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1941. By the 1960s, Fall River's major industry was gone, and many of the mills converted to other uses. The construction of Interstate Route 195 resulted in the demolition of many historic mills, and the Quequechan was built over and diverted underground for most of its length.

Fall River’s lengthy history of industry and construction have made asbestos exposure an ongoing issue. Workers and their families who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Fall River at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Fall River

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

  • Acme Neville Company
  • American Printing Company
  • Arkwright Finishing Plant
  • Artweight Mills
  • Barnaby Manufacturing Company
  • Berkshire-Hathaway Assn Inc
  • Bristol Community College
  • Building Materials
  • Chace Mills
  • Cornell Mills
  • Davol Mills
  • Doyer Stamring Company
  • Durfee Theatre
  • Edison E. Illuminating Company
  • Elite Garage
  • Enterprise Brewing Company
  • Fall River Electric Light Company
  • Fall River Gas Works Company
  • Fall River Housing For Physically Impaired
  • Fall River Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Flint Mills
  • General Cotton Supply Corporation
  • Globe Street Railway Company
  • James Marshall and Brothers
  • King Phillip Mills
  • Luther Manufacturing Company
  • Montaup Electric Company
  • Narraganset Mills
  • New England Oil Refining Company
  • Northern Warehouse Corporation
  • Old Colony Brewing Company
  • Pocasset Manufacturing Company
  • Pocassett Mills
  • Richard Borden Manufacturing Company
  • Rlontamp Electric
  • Sagamore Manufacturing. Company
  • Salvo Machinery Company
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Southern Mass Power Company
  • Stafford Mills
  • Tecumseh Mills
  • United Merchants and Manufacturing Inc.
  • W.T. Henry Eng.
  • Wampanoag Mills
  • Watuppa Water Board

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Fall River, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Fall River, Massachusetts. 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.


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 46.2 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 44.7 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 46.1 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 44.9 miles


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 16.1 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 79.6 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 96.1 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 96.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Fall River, Massachusetts

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

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 17.4 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 17.4 miles

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 17.8 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 21.3 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 44.7 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 44.7 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 44.9 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 44.9 miles

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 46.2 miles

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 84.4 miles

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 96.1 miles

Dr. Carrie Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
135 College Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 96.1 miles

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 96.1 miles

Dr. Michael Kashgarian
Yale Cancer Center
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 96.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Fall River, Massachusetts

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