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Asbestos Exposure in Salem, MA

Salem, incorporated in 1836, is the second incorporated city in Massachusetts, and has a population of approximately 40,000. Salem's official nickname is the "City of Peace," but it is better known as the "Witch City" for its association with the Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Salem was also an important trading port for nearly two hundred years, so much so that its waterfront area was designated as the nation's first National Historic Site by Congress. Salem's center and waterfront areas are quite compact, and visitors to Salem today will find a wealth of attractions within a few minutes' walk of each other, including many pre-1900 homes, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, and the House of the Seven Gables.

Located on Massachusetts Bay between Salem Harbor and Beverly Harbor, Salem was founded in 1626 by Roger Conant and a group of Cape Ann fisherman. From the first, Salem was a valuable seaport. During the American Revolution, Salem vessels were issued some 1,700 Letters of Marque - official documents granting permission to capture or sink British ships. Profits from privateering and from the burgeoning China trade made Salem wealthy, and many of the elegant Federal-style homes and mansions built by sea captains and merchants still stand today, including that of Nathaniel Bowditch, father of modern navigation. Shipping began to decline through the 19th century, and manufacturing took its place, particularly tanneries and shoe factories. The Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company operated opposite Derby Wharf from 1845-1953. The Korn Leather Factory fire of 1914 destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, but luckily much of the historic district was spared. In recent decades, a flourishing tourism industry has grown up around Salem's witch trials and maritime history, as well as shops and services catering to New Age and Neo-Pagan interests. Salem is also home to Salem State College, Massachusetts’s largest state college.

Salem has a lengthy history of manufacturing and construction, and we have confirmed a number of jobsites in Salem where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Salem, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Salem

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

  • Bay State St. Railway Company
  • Boston Northern St Railway Company
  • E. Belleau & Sons
  • Fleor For New England Power
  • Grace Electrical Company
  • Lehigh and Wilkesbane Coal Company
  • Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company
  • New England Power Company
  • New England Power Service Company
  • Pgande National Energy Group
  • Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company
  • Pioneer Plastics Corporation
  • Poor Brothers
  • Salem Electric Lighting Company
  • Salem Harbor Power Plant
  • Salem Hospital
  • Salem Power
  • Salem State College
  • Salern Electric Lighting Company
  • Signal Manufacturing Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Salem, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Salem, 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: 13.6 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 15.6 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 14.0 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 15.8 miles


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

Distance: 53.2 miles


Thoracic (Lung) Oncology Center
100 Campus Drive
Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 78.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Salem, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 13.6 miles

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

Distance: 15.6 miles

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

Distance: 15.6 miles

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

Distance: 15.8 miles

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

Distance: 15.8 miles

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

Distance: 51.0 miles

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

Distance: 57.1 miles

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

Distance: 59.3 miles

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

Distance: 59.3 miles

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Division Director of Thoracic Surgery
818 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

Distance: 84.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Salem, 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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