Escanaba is a city in and the county seat of Delta County, Michigan, spanning 16.5 square miles along the banana belt on the state's Upper Peninsula. Escanaba has a population of over 13,000, making it the third-largest city in the Upper Peninsula after Marquette and Sault Ste. There is also Escanaba Township, which is north of the city and is not adjacent to it, although a portion of the urban area around the city extends into the township.
Escanaba began as a port town in the mid-19th century, gaining recognition as a shipping point for iron ore, lumber and copper during the Civil War. Because of its location along the Little Bay de Noc at the northern edge of Lake Michigan, Escanaba continues to serve as a major shipping point for iron ore to other Great Lakes ports, particularly south to Chicago and northern Indiana. The local paper mill, which for many years was Mead Corporation's Publishing Paper Division, is currently operated by NewPage Corporation, and is now the area’s largest employer. In recent years, tourism has become increasingly significant for the local economy. Lake Michigan’s beaches and local fishing and hunting opportunities are major tourist attractions.
Escanaba's lengthy history of manufacturing makes asbestos exposure an ongoing issue. Workers and their families who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. You should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Escanaba, Michigan who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Escanaba
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Escanaba where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Antony and Company
- Board of Public Works
- Ead Corp
- Escanaba Generating Plant
- Escanaba Municipal Lighting Company
- Escanaba Pulp & Paper Company
- Mead Corporation
- Meade Paper Mill
- Newpage Corporation
- The Rust Engineering Company
- Upper Peninsula Power Company
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Escanaba, Michigan
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Escanaba, Michigan. 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.
Marquette General Cancer Center
Marquette General Health System
580 West College Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Distance: 55.2 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Escanaba, Michigan
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Michigan, 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 Michigan
Co-sponsored legislation has been proposed to create a national registry to monitor cancer diagnosis in firefighters. Read more about this important legislation at Mesothelioma.com.
The City of Detroit is using a $4.5 million grant to prepare inmates for jobs in removing asbestos from buildings owned by the city.