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Asbestos Exposure in Worcester, MA

Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts, with an estimated population of just over 182,000. Worcester is a lively, multi-ethnic city, with a population reflecting the cultures of more than a dozen countries. Once a manufacturing powerhouse, Worcester is now a center of higher learning, with ten colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, College of the Holy Cross, and Clark University. The majority of employment in the city is concentrated in the fields of education, medical, and high-technology. Worcester also has a vibrant arts scene, numerous public parks, and many notable examples of Victorian mill-era architecture.

After a few unsuccessful attempts, Worcester was permanently settled in 1713, and incorporated as a town in 1722. The Blackstone River, which originates in Institute Park and runs underneath the city, and the Blackstone Canal, which connects Worcester to Providence, R.I. became the focus of early manufacturing activity, including shoes, garments and textiles. In 1848, Worcester incorporated as a city, and companies such as barbed-wire makers Washburn and Moen (1831) and textile machinery concern Crompton & Knowles (1850s) soon brought wire and machinery manufacturing to the fore. American Steel & Wire (1905), abrasives manufacturer Norton Company (now Saint-Gobain), and Worcester Lunch Car Company (1906) helped continue this trend well into the 20th century. Worcester was also notable for its opportunities for women: Esther Howland produced the first American Valentine's Day cards, and the Royal Worcester Corset Company was the top employer of women in the U.S. in 1908. Although Worcester has seen some economic downturns, a number of its historic companies remain in business, including Polar Beverages, Abbott Laboratories, and machine parts maker Wyman-Gordon. More recent companies have focused on cutting edge engineering and biotechnology, including David Clark Company, which produces protective suits for astronauts, and Advanced Cell Technology, which carries out stem cell research.

Worcester's lengthy manufacturing history and abundance of historic buildings puts it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure and related diseases such as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Worcester are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Worcester, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Worcester

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

  • A P Cors and Company
  • American Steel and Wire Company
  • Assumption College
  • Bell Company
  • Boston & Albany Railroad
  • Brockelman Brothers Warehouse
  • Civic Center
  • Clark University
  • Colonial Press
  • Consolidated Elevators
  • Crompton & Knowles
  • Dupont Plumbing & Heating
  • Eastern Refractories Company Inc
  • Eco Taruim
  • Fairlawn Hospital
  • Filenes Department Store
  • Galleria Mall
  • Granger Contracting
  • Graton & Knight Company
  • Great Brook Valley Housing
  • Greendale School
  • Guarantee Bank & Trust Company
  • Hahnemann Hospital
  • Hammond Haven Nursing Home
  • Hammond Reed Company
  • Harney & Sons Plumbing & Heating
  • Heald Machine Company
  • Holbrooke Drop Forge
  • Holy Cross College
  • Holy Name Central High School
  • Industrial Technical Institute
  • Kessli & Mars Company
  • Lyon Brothers, Inc.
  • M J Whittall
  • May Street School
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Monsanto Chemical
  • Morgan Construction Company
  • Morgan Spring Company
  • New England Telephone
  • Norton Abrasive Company
  • Norton Company
  • Norton Company
  • Norton Emory Wheel
  • Paper Craft Greeting Cards, Inc.
  • Paul Revere Insurance
  • Pullman Standard
  • Quimby Building Worcester State Hospital
  • Quinsigamond, Ave. Pit.
  • R.C. Bishop of Worcester
  • Rice & Barton
  • Riley Stoker Corporation
  • Riter Conley Manufacturing Company
  • Ritewall Drywall
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital
  • Sheetmetal Specialties
  • Sprague Electric Company
  • St. Vincents Hospital
  • Standard Foundry
  • Standish Hotel
  • State Hospital
  • State Mutual Life Insurance
  • Thompson Steel
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company
  • Worcester and Webster St Railway Company
  • Worcester Automatic Heating
  • Worcester Brewing Corporation
  • Worcester Center Mall
  • Worcester City Hospital
  • Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse Company
  • Worcester Consolidated St Railway Company
  • Worcester County Courthouse
  • Worcester County Electric Company
  • Worcester County Electric Company
  • Worcester County Trust
  • Worcester Electric Light Company
  • Worcester Gas Light Company
  • Worcester Gas Light Company
  • Worcester Hospital & Medical Center
  • Worcester Insane Asylum
  • Worcester Mall
  • Worcester Memorial Hospital
  • Worcester Nursing Home
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State College
  • Worcester State Hospital
  • Worcester Supply Company
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Worcester Telegram Publishing Company
  • Worchester Mall
  • Wyman Gordon Products Corp
  • Wyman-Gordon Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Worcester, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Worcester, 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: 38.5 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 36.8 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 37.8 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 36.3 miles


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

Distance: 36.5 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 57.1 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 87.7 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 87.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Worcester, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 33.7 miles

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

Distance: 34.4 miles

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

Distance: 36.3 miles

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

Distance: 36.3 miles

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

Distance: 36.8 miles

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

Distance: 36.8 miles

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

Distance: 38.5 miles

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

Distance: 38.6 miles

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

Distance: 38.6 miles

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

Distance: 65.1 miles

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

Distance: 87.7 miles

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

Distance: 87.7 miles

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

Distance: 87.8 miles

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

Distance: 87.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Worcester, 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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